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Learning experiences from home in the Learning Lounge

The following training courses are running in February and March 2021. Co-Production in Commissioning and Procurement of Services (for local authority staff): 22 and 24 February from 10am until 1pm delivered over two, three-hour sessions. This course is for commissioning and procurement teams, grant making organisations and those in the voluntary…

Homelessness statistics in Scotland

During November 2,727 households made a statutory homelessness application to local authorities across Scotland, with 3,083 household accepting an offer of temporary accommodation. Local authorities and housing associations continued to support people out of homelessness by making a combined total of 1,986 permanent lets to homeless households.  At the end…

Veterans Homelessness Pathway will tackle tough issues

The Scottish Government requested the support of the Veterans Scotland Housing Group to explore, investigate, report, and recommend a pathway to end homelessness for veterans in Scotland.  The remit and approach to the project is likely to include: The definitions of homelessness Transition from Service and the barriers to housing…

Prevention Review Group will report this month

The Scotland Prevention Review Group was convened to take forward a recommendation in the Ending Homelessness Together High Level Action Plan published by the Scottish Government and COSLA in 2018 and updated in 2020. The group started work in 2019 looking into the legal duties needed for local authorities and…