Blogs



Black's Blog: Technology First … then Housing?

Jimmy Black highlights the importance of bridging the technology gap if people who are homeless or in temporary accommodation are to access vital services.

Published 21 May 2019

David Bookbinder: Housing First – a wee word of caution

Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder responds to Friday’s special Housing First edition of Scottish Housing News with a warning that the policy will not be without its challenges.

Published 20 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart on Housing First on how we move to embed Housing First as the default response in Scotland.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: A normal wee place to call home

In the last of four blogs leading up to the Housing First Conference, Maggie Brünjes, Chief Executive of The Homeless Network, sums up.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Why does Housing First work?

Prof. Sarah Johnsen from Heriot-Watt University describes four key ingredients that make Housing First work.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Aye We Can deliver a fairer way by listening to lived experience

Claire Frew, Policy and Impact Manager at The Homeless Network, reflects on a ground-breaking report by people with lived experience that helped to shape homelessness policy in Scotland. Housing First and Fast was the number one recommendation.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Kick-started by Social Bite

Social Bite provided a catalyst and funds that got a cross-city Housing First Pathfinder in Scotland underway. Here they explain why and thank their supporters.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Homelessness at the Centre of Housing Policy

Ahead of the launch of Housing First guidance for Scotland’s Social Housing Professionals, Jim Strang, President of the Chartered Institute of Housing, calls for the ambitions of Housing First to be matched by funding and support.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Scotland’s leading housing group is backing Housing First

Wheatley Group’s Homelessness Lead, Catherine Wilkie, explains how the Housing First partnership is helping the most vulnerable people off the streets.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Wellbeing, Health & Housing First

Martin Gavin, Head of External Relations at The Homeless Network makes the connection between health and homelessness.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Wrap around support as long as it’s required – health and housing together

The Salvation Army are a key provider of Housing First in Scotland and update on the wrap around support they provide.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Top Tips from Dundee: Jobs, journeys and joint ventures

Bryan Smith is Operations Manager at Transform Community Development, Dundee, and a member of the consortium delivering Housing First in the city. Here he highlights some of the learning from the past 12 months.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Keeping Track

Doug Gibson, Programme Manager for Housing First Scotland Pathfinder on the latest figures.

Published 17 May 2019

Kate Berry: Scotland’s changing housing landscape

As part of the programme to mark 20 years since the creation of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) looks at how Scotland's housing landscape has changed over the last 20 years. This article was originally published on the SPICe website.

Published 16 May 2019

Martyn Evans: A new housing policy narrative can drive both economic growth and increase fairness

Martyn Evans shares some of the key themes from last month’s Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2019, co-hosted by CaCHE and Policy Scotland, the theme of which was ‘Housing and Inclusive Growth: Revitalising Connections’.

Published 14 May 2019