The first batch of data received from Housing First in Scotland since lockdown began indicates the programme continued to scale up during March, passing a significant milestone.
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In 2018/19, 1,822 homeless applications were recorded as having been from people leaving prison, which represents five per cent of the total. It is likely that this figure does not represent the full scale of the problem, with applicants often unwilling to reveal their background. With discussion ar
The response from the homelessness sector to COVID-19 continues at pace. Assessing whether the measures introduced in the past two weeks are the right ones, and what aspects we might want to retain, must be guided by people with expertise both as practitioners and through their own lived experience,
In his second blog as Scottish Housing News’ temporary special correspondent on homelessness, Homeless Network Scotland’s head of external relations Martin Gavin gives his take on the Emergency Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill. Homelessness is unlikely to be one of the enduring memories of th
Organisations providing services to people who are homeless urgently require personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their staff can safely look after those in their care – this is the message from one charity in the North East that has approached the local oil and gas sector for help.
Homeless Network Scotland is partnering with Scottish Housing News to collect and share the experiences and challenges faced by its members, the wider homelessness sector and people confronted directly with homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis. In response to the emergency, Homeless Network Scotl
Leading homelessness charities have written to national and UK governments seeking urgent support for people facing homelessness to be able to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Members of Scotland’s new team to tackle homelessness and its causes updated the minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, last week on their work so far, signalling the beginning of the end for traditional responses to homelessness in Scotland. Titled All In For
Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with third sector organisations, businesses, Glasgow City Council and the city's Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to launch a new alternative giving scheme for people involved in street begging.
Homeless Network Scotland has hosted a networking event focused on rough sleeping at Glasgow City Chambers. The event brought together representatives of the key organisations concerned with homelessness in the city, including members of the new Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness, the Glasgow Heal
Preventing homelessness will not be possible until the current system is replaced with a fairer, more effective and accessible one, according to charity Homeless Network Scotland. The charity works to end homelessness in Scotland and is warning that the current system is no longer fit for purpose, a
A brand-new approach to tackling homelessness in Scotland was marked in Edinburgh this week as 'All In For Change’ held its first meeting. The new ‘Change team’ to tackle homelessness in Scotland with Kevin Stewart MSP at their first meeting in Edinburgh
Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has reached another milestone with the creation of more than 150 tenancies, a monitoring report released today has revealed. Housing First provides ordinary, settled housing as a first response for people whose homelessness is compounded by other disadvantag
Celeste, a volunteer with Homeless Network Scotland, highlights the new ‘All In for Change’ project that the charity is working on with its partners ahead of the first drop-in session next week.
The charity and membership body Homeless Network Scotland has today unveiled its new name and updated brand to reflect how it has evolved over the past decade.