Rapid rehousing

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Housing first

In line with the recommendations from the Local
Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish
Parliament
and the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping
Action Group
, the Scottish Government is committed to a
transition to Rapid Rehousing for all homelessness
households, with Housing First becoming the first
response for people experiencing severe and multiple
disadvantage.

Transition plans

Through local Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans all local authorities will deliver a transition to Rapid Rehousing that means:

A settled, mainstream housing outcome as quickly as possible;
Time spent in any form of temporary accommodation is reduced to a minimum, with the fewer transitions the better; and When temporary accommodation is needed, the optimum type is mainstream, furnished and within a local community.

Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans will be aligned with and/or integrated into:

Local Outcome Improvement Plans
Strategic Housing Investment Plans
Health and Social Care Strategic Plans

Learn more with our Market area analysis, legislative and culture review

Temporary
accomodation

And while Scotland transitions to Rapid Rehousing,
significant level of change is required to transform our
approach to temporary accommodation including:

Amending legislation to extend the Unsuitable
Accommodation Order to all homeless households (not just households children and/or pregnant women); developing a set of legally enforceable standards for temporary accommodation across the country.