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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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A much anticipated study into the factors that contribute to severe multiple disadvantage (SMD) is due to be published on the 24 June 2019 by the Lankelly Chase Foundation and partners. The ‘Hard Edges – Scotland’ report will consider the relationship between homelessness, offending and substance misuse and also explore the impact of domestic violence … 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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Crisis has launched an awareness raising campaign titled ‘Cover the Cost. The UK-wide charity has asking supporters to put pressure on the UK Government to invest back into Local Housing Allowance rates in the upcoming spending review. It argues this will help prevent more people from losing their home and experiencing the trauma and anxiety … 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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  Join us at the impressive Edinburgh International Conference Centre, an unmissable event at the very heart of Scotland’s action on housing and homelessness. By making the decision to be a sponsor or exhibitor, you will be supporting our urgent objective of ensuring that everyone in Scotland has a home. You will also directly reach … 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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Desperate to find out how Housing First is being ramped up across Scotland? The brand-new monthly tracker is now available to view here .  This update from GHN will provide details of tenancies, progress towards targets and other information that’s available to share. More on Housing First in this blog by Claire Frew, our Policy and … Continued