The Indigo House Group Anna Evans, Mandy Littlewood, Regina Serpa, Andrea Paterson, Eddy Graham
The audit has considered the current picture of empty homes in Scotland; the key barriers to, and opportunities for, bringing empty homes back into use in this context; the existing approaches and interventions used to bring empty homes back into use; and whether these approaches could be improved and what further action could be taken.
Arneil Johnston and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
The Strategic Empty Homes Framework has been developed in line with SEHPs aim of supporting the Scottish Government’s commitment to bringing empty homes back into use, as affordable housing where possible. They are intended to support local authorities looking to develop a strategic approach to empty homes work.
The guidance and template cover eight distinct steps, from setting out the legislative and policy context for empty homes work, through sourcing data and statistical evidence, and on to establishing action plans to support delivery of an empty homes strategy.
Dr Ionut Cioarta, Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt University’s I-SPHERE have released a new report on Roma homelessness in the UK. It shows that vulnerable Romanian Roma people in the UK face poverty, segregation and lack of decent housing in their home country. They typically move to the UK in the hope of improving their economic situation and providing better educational and economic prospects for their children and have modest expectations for housing..