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Housing First passes 300 tenancies

Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has created more than 300 tenancies with an additional 50 added since April, a monitoring report released today has revealed. Housing First provides ordinary, settled housing as a first response to redress disadvantage and for people whose homelessness is made harder by experiences such as trauma and addiction….

Network Briefing | September 2020

This month’s network briefing provides a summary of the latest developments for everyone who wants an end to homelessness in Scotland.  This month, we’re highlighting the new Programme for Government 2020-2021. It was encouraging to see a continuing focus on homelessness as a ‘national priority’ with specific commitments intended to…

Programme for Government 2020-2021

On September 1st, the First Minister introduced the new Programme for Government for 2020-2021 in the Scottish Parliament. It includes a continuing strong focus on policies designed to prevent homelessness and fix it when it happens. The commitments impacting on homelessness draw on the work of the Scottish Government’s Social Renewal…

Changes to the Unsuitable Accommodation Order in Scotland

The Homeless Person’s (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2020 – commonly referred to as the Unsuitable Accommodation Order (UAO) – makes the most significant change to the Order since it first came into force in 2004. Originally focused on households containing dependent children and/or pregnant women, the Order legislated for a…