Homelessness



#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

Gowrie Care secures more than £300k funding for Edinburgh resource hub

The future of Gowrie Care’s resource hub in Edinburgh has been secured for the next three years after being awarded funding from the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB).

Published 15 May 2019

Scottish Churches Housing Action celebrates year of Starter Packs East Lothian partnership

A partnership formed to provide starter packs to people moving into a new tenancy in East Lothian is celebrating its first year.

Published 14 May 2019

Housing minister announced as keynote speaker at first A Way Home Scotland Coalition Conference

A Way Home Scotland, the national coalition committed to ending youth homelessness in Scotland in ten years, is holding a new conference alongside leading youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust.

Published 10 May 2019

Social Bite to take Sleep in the Park concept worldwide

A global sleep out event has been established by Social Bite’s co-founder Josh Littlejohn to raise money and awareness about homelessness.

Published 10 May 2019

Glasgow to reduce emergency and supported accommodation as part of £2.6m savings plan

Almost 100 emergency and supported housing beds could be lost across Glasgow after plans were unveiled to cut homelessness services in the city by £2.6 million.

Published 9 May 2019