Homeless Network Scotland

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Scotland’s Housing First Conference takes place on Thursday 31 March in person once again and highlights conditions needed across health, housing, justice and social care to ensure that Housing First is successful as it scales up in most Scottish council areas. Firmly established as national p

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Scotland’s Housing First Conference on 31 March, taking place in person once again after two years online, will consider how a ‘no evictions into homelessness’ approach could work for tenants and landlords – and if it could be woven through the future Scottish rental strategy

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Shelter Scotland’s deputy director Gordon MacRae and Martin Gavin, improvement lead at Homeless Network Scotland, join Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay to discuss the present homelessness situation in Scotland.

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Taking place in person once again after two years online, the annual Housing First Conference on March 31 will hear that Housing First is ‘Here to Stay’ in Scotland, which is also the title of the one-day event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) – now open for book

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A detailed new report into veterans’ homelessness in Scotland is recommending that every local authority housing department should have an armed forces lead officer, social landlords should prioritise ex-Service personnel and more support should be provided for tenancy sustainment in the priva

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Where help to access food is needed, this should be provided indoors in a way that maximises dignity, choice and reduces future need, according to a joint response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ending the need for food banks from 36 organisations working in partnership to preven

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Leading homelessness charities, academics and people with personal experience of homelessness have published ‘Platform for Change 2022’ outlining urgent priorities for the coming year to mitigate the scale and experience of homelessness during the ongoing pandemic.

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Grassroots community organisations in the Gorbals and Pollok areas of Glasgow have received £200,000 from Homeless Network Scotland thanks to a National Lottery Community Fund project which is designed to prevent homelessness in communities in Glasgow. Anne-Dora Osuchukwu, programme manager,

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In Co-Production Week, Doug Gibson from Homeless Network Scotland explores the layers of partnership and collaboration sitting behind the scaling up of Scotland’s Housing First ambition. More than 100 public and third sector leaders are coming together this morning to learn about and discuss t

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An online event for local authorities and partners on Thursday 25 November will set out plans for a new ‘check-up’ process that will support the rollout of Housing First in Scotland. Activity will be coordinated by a nationwide policy and practice network supported by a strategic partner

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Ruth Whatling has joined Homeless Network Scotland in the role of head of policy & equality, a newly created post that speaks to a growing awareness and importance placed on equality considerations in ending homelessness in Scotland. Ms Whatling joins Homelessness Network Scotland on a two-year

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More than 30 charities and leading academics in Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government and local councils, are calling for major funders to step forward ahead of the winter months to fund a step-change in the provision of support for people seeking sanctuary in Scotland. The partnersh

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