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The next round of training from All In kicks of next month (4 July) with a course titled ‘Dance with Grace’ focusing on assertive outreach and homelessness. Outreach workers approach an individual unsure what the response is going to be – will they walk away or engage? This course explores the principles of good outreach, … Continued

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The Scottish Government consultation on temporary accommodation standards has opened and invites responses up to 14 Aug 2019. The Programme for Government announced by the First Minister on 5 September 2017 set out a new commitment to eradicate rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland and end homelessness. Views are sought on … Continued

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Radisson Blu in Glasgow, Tuesday 8 October 2019 Our popular annual conference will be on Tuesday 8 October 2019, opened by Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning. The of this year’s event is homelessness prevention Homelessness is devastating and has many consequences.  It is also understood that Scotland’s transition to a rapid … Continued

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The 2019 Housing First Conference in Edinburgh was by all accounts the largest and most high profile yet, bringing together key players in the homelessness sector from across the UK. Keynote speakers were the Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP, and the founder of the Housing first approach in New York, Sam Tsemberis, who spoke in … Continued

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Glasgow’s Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team (GHIFT) are a group of people with lived experiences of homelessness who meet regularly to discuss the changing landscape of homelessness in Glasgow and to ensure that the voices of those who know best what it feels like to use our city’s services are heard in the discussions about … Continued

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Dundee City Council is planning to develop a model similar to the Poverty Leadership Panel in Glasgow, with Dundee Fighting for Fairness as the community representatives. Five members of the group attended a meeting in Glasgow this month when they had the opportunity to ask questions about how Glasgow works with local people to make … Continued

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Scotland is currently in the grip of an awareness movement around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The science is in and the evidence is glaring, that childhood adversity creates harmful levels of stress which impacts on healthy brain development. An event taking place on 11 June in The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will explore current thinking. … Continued

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Scotland could be free from the most visible and acute forms of homelessness within three years – this is the aim of the Housing First Pathfinder, a Scottish Government backed programme that officially ramps up today in five cities, Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. It is joint-funded by partners including the Scottish Government, The … Continued

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If your organisation is working to address homelessness and related issues in any part of Scotland funding is available from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly The Big Lottery Fund). Exclusive funding is available for projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow following stakeholder sessions and lived experience workshops to gain insight into where the Lottery can … Continued

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Mears Group has been awarded the new contract by the Home Office for providing accommodation and support for people seeking refugee protection in Scotland. Following the announcement at the beginning of the year, agencies across the country expressed their views on how people involved in the asylum process should be treated, and the Scottish Refugee … Continued