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New roles ramp up Lived Experience to resolve Homelessness

During a question & answer session at the Homeless Network Scotland conference in March then Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, was asked what made Scotland’s response to homelessness different. The Minister’s response was instantaneous – ‘People’. Among the most active independent people working to ensure the right solutions are put…

Marking one year of Everyone Home

The publication of the first Impact Report produced by the Everyone Home collective this week marks a year since people and organisations that are concerned about homelessness in Scotland came together to create a platform to connect, to gather evidence, set priorities and assemble the right people in response to…

Network Briefing for June 2021

Homeless Network Scotland’s latest Network Briefing is now live to view here including a very exciting full-time secondment opportunity to join the Scottish Government homelessness team, plus the first impact report from the Everyone Home collective after a full year of operation; and lots more. Please contact us to submit…

5-minute briefing: the unsuitable accommodation order

This week, the covid-related exemptions in the order were extended again to September 2021. The order has been at the forefront of housing and homelessness policy due to the progressive outcomes for people it intends to achieve, balanced with the additional housing pressures on local councils as a consequence of…

An open letter to the new Scottish Cabinet and Ministers

Following this week’s statement by the First Minister, those of us concerned about homelessness were reassured by the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to resolve the issue, including £3.5 billion to deliver 100,000 affordable homes. For the cabinet, ministers and MSPs this period is the beginning of a new Parliamentary term buoyed…