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The First Minister announced recently that Social Security Scotland would commence delivery of the Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment for eligible families with children aged between two and three and a half, which is now up and running. The one-off payment worth £250 will be followed by the School Age Payment for eligible families around … Continued

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An influential body representing Scottish Universities has highlighted the vital role of PIE (psychologically informed environments) in bringing about harm reduction, plus the benefits of connecting with lived-experience to better understand and address homelessness, health and harm reduction. In a report that draws together learning from three events, 10 recommendations lay out the most significant … Continued

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The Community Activist Panel is made up of people from across the city and is hosted by our staff. It supports the work of Glasgow City Council’s Poverty Leadership Panel, which includes agencies such as The Federation of Small Business, The Poverty Alliance and Glasgow City Council.  The members of CAP have each experienced poverty, … Continued

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It feels like every day in the news right now, we hear about important, life changing votes taking place. Six months after Govan High School facilitated a Community Budgeting voting process, we returned to witness the school changing project that six pupils made happen. Around the school are benches where pupils can sit and chat, … Continued

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Claire Frew, Policy & Impact Manager at the Homeless Network blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018 During the winter of 2017-18 more than 400 people affected by homelessness took the time to share their priorities for ending homelessness in Scotland. These were people willing to share their stories and experiences to help us … Continued

BOOK NOW Peer Approaches | 18 July 2019 | GLASGOW Principles, Benefits, and Impact This interactive session explores the principles and benefits of developing Peer Approaches within services and projects, and looks at the tools and techniques available to develop, apply, and evaluate them. You will learn: the strategic benefits of Peer Approaches and the underlying principles practical implications … Continued

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Since 2011, a night shelter for approximately 25 destitute men seeking asylum and non-EU migrants who have no recourse to public funds has operated in Glasgow. The night shelter has been situated in various premises since 2011, and for the last few years has been operating in a church situated in the west end of … Continued

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GHN’s David and Jim reflect on #AyeWeCan so Far… Aye We Can is a 6 month collaboration to make sure the wit and wisdom of people with experience of homelessness shapes the recommendations to Scottish Ministers from the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group. Today we visited the Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP to deliver … Continued

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Human Trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings, both adults and children, for the purpose of commercial exploitation that sees people being forced into activities such as: Prostitution and pornography; Working in a range of sectors (e.g. agriculture, care, hospitality, construction) for no wages; Criminal activity such as shoplifting, fraud … Continued

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Since publishing this story, Richard has been offered two college places, and is currently choosing which to attend!  The second Keys to Learn tenancy sustainment course took place in Paisley this summer, with seven people completing the timetable of digital skills, self-confidence building and becoming part of the community.  One month on, we caught up … Continued