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Housing and homelessness strategic partnership

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Homeless Network Scotland (HNS) have today (Thursday 16 July) announced they will be forming a strategic partnership, with the aim of strengthening the social housing sector’s role in tackling homelessness. This will include: joint lobbying on mutual areas of interest test-of-change projects to…

Wisdom from the System – re-designing an inclusive and adaptable alternative system

On July 14 over 40 people with experience of the social care, criminal justice, mental health and homelessness sectors in Scotland came together as part of a UK wide conversation, Wisdom from the System. Participants acknowledged overlapping issues and how outdated, broken systems are failing individuals – where people have to navigate multiple different services, rather than focussing on their strengths…

HARSAG recommendations and next steps

In a statement released today (Wed 15 July 2020) the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, approved in principle all 105 recommendations from the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group.  The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action group (HARSAG) was reconvened in response to the pandemic. The…

Lived experience takes a seat at top table

Services supporting people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Scotland’s biggest city will be transformed as the new Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness takes the lead role in co-ordinating services and prevention work. One of the most important parts of the approach to many is that its work will involve, as…

The Launch of Housing First Academy

Maggie Brünjes, Chief Executive of Homeless Network Scotland writes about the unique role that Turning Point Scotland has in the story of Housing First in Scotland and why the launch of the Housing First Academy is the right step at exactly the right time. Homeless Network Scotland and Turning Point…