Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Homeless Network, provides the first of four blogs in the lead up to Scotland’s major Housing First conference on 22 May 2019. In just four weeks’ time people will come together from all over Scotland and beyond for the third annual Housing
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The link between housing and health will be underlined by leading academic and former chief medical officer for Scotland, Prof. Sir Harry Burns, who has been confirmed as a new speaker at ‘Ramping Up’, the Housing First Scotland Conference, on 22 May in Edinburgh. Health’s relation
Scotland could be free from the most visible and acute forms of homelessness within three years as the Scottish Government-backed Housing First Pathfinder programme officially ramps up in five cities: Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. The initiative is joint-funded by par
Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging. An online donation facility, contactless giving points and a website will be created so people can contribute to a fund which will pay for practical items such as clothes to attend
Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling have been selected to lead the Scottish Government’s three-year Housing First Pathfinder programme, Scotland’s inaugural ‘Housing First’ Summit will hear tomorrow. With the aim of ending rough sleeping in Scotland for good, the Housing First
A national network designed to engage people with first-hand experience of homelessness is being launched today and is inviting projects or individuals to join up. The Scottish Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team (SHIFT) is free to join and has been developed from a local project that has b
Jim Barclay Following on from last week’s Annual Homelessness Conference, Glasgow Homeless Network’s Jim Barclay issues a challenge to the sector to work closer together to end homelessness in Scotland.
Scotland will play a leading role in a new global programme to end street homelessness by 2030 involving diverse countries around the world and ultimately including 150 cities, a conference will hear today. The ‘A Place to Call Home’ initiative is led by the Institute of Global Homelessness, cha
Claire Frew Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Glasgow Homelessness Network, blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018.
Josh Littlejohn MBE launching last year's sleep out event Five projects that will aim to help hundreds of homeless people across five cities in Scotland off the streets and into a secure tenancy with support have been awarded the first wave of support from the Housing First Scotland Fund.
Scotland is in the spotlight today as nearly 250 people gather at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference. To be opened by Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government and housing, the day will hear how Scotland has now placed Housing First firmly at the heart of a
Doug Gibson Doug Gibson from the Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) reflects on Housing First in anticipation of today’s major conference.
A major Hackathon will take place in Glasgow across the weekend of April 13-15 designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities. The event will aim to be a spark for innovative solutions including apps, websites and other digital platforms.
The new Centre for Homelessness Impact's Shadow Supervisory Board A new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions is set to formally launch in spring 2018 after Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) successfully secured funding from a philanthropist and backin
A social enterprise hosted by Glasgow Homelessness Network has launched a new initiative that will get behind local people who want to make sure their area is ready for community budgeting. Everyone in Scotland will soon have more say on how local funds are used, with at least 1% of local government