Aye We Can

Aye We Can is a collaboration with people with lived experience of homelessness. It is facilitated by SHIEN at The Homeless Network on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG). Together, we made sure that the unique knowledge and insight of people experiencing homelessness shaped the Action Group’s recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

425 people participated in many different ways. To everyone that’s taken part – a massive thanks for your time, advice and ideas. And for sharing your story so that homelessness and rough sleeping affects less people in the future – the Action Group has been inspired by you. And we are going to make sure that a direct link from people with lived experience to the Scottish Government’s 5-year ‘Ending Homelessness Together’ programme continues after the Action Group ends. We’ll keep you posted!

The final ‘Aye we Can’ report was published in March 2018 and is here: Aye We Can Final Report (PDF)

We also had an update report in December 2017 after 5 consultation events which is here: Aye We Can December 2017 Update (PDF)

A group of us visited the Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP to deliver the messages we’ve gathered. A blog from GHN’s David and Jim is available here.