Homelessness

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A social enterprise is giving people who are homeless access to a virtual address so they can access vital services as part of a pilot initiative in England. ProxyAddress has partnered with organisations including Lewisham Council, Barclays, Monzo, Monese, Crisis, The Big Issue, Ordnance S

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Social care developer and provider Turning Point Scotland is celebrating a decade of Housing First success. Housing First is recognised by the Scottish Government as the default model for individuals experiencing homelessness with multiple and enduring support needs.

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Scottish councils doubled their use of bed and breakfast accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the first few months of lockdown last year as part of the measures taken to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic, new official statistics have revealed.

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A new national framework for organisations and sectors starting or scaling up Housing First in Scotland has been launched at Scotland’s Housing First conference.  Titled Branching Out, the 100-page guide endorsed by the Scottish Government and COSLA lends its name to the online

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Keys have been handed over this week to community benefit society Common Ground Against Homelessness (CGAH) for a property in Peffermill, which will become a second homes-for-life development in the capital. (from left) Francis Barkey, board member, CGAH; Helen Carlin, founder, CGAH; Tom M

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After the successful launch of the first Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway for care leavers, the A Way Home Scotland coalition has developed a second youth homelessness prevention pathway for all young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Scotland. In 2019, the Scottish Government&r

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Aberdeen Cyrenians is welcoming the commitment from all Holyrood political parties to support the Housing First approach in their manifestos. As the lead organisation of the local Pathfinder project, the most successful in Scotland with no evictions and 93% sustainment of housing, Housing First play

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Having gained cross-party support for Housing First in Scotland, Homeless Network Scotland is looking ahead to an online conference taking place next week which will focus on the roll-out of the policy across most council areas from April.

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Following the tragic news that a young man died of a drug overdose days after leaving his rehabilitation placement, Homeless Action Scotland communications and engagement manager Garry Burns offers a practical housing solution to help prevent similar deaths from happening in the futur

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West Lothian Council has received 1,426 homelessness applications were received in 2020/21 (up to March 1) with less than a quarter of those applications with children in the household. In 2019, the council launched its local Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) to increase access to all social re

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