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Isobel Anderson
In the post-1997 period of devolved government to Scotland, both housing and homelessness have been high on the policy agenda. A Homelessness Task Force reviewed longstanding homelessness policy and legislation. The Scottish Executive fully accepted...
Scottish Government
This Action Plan sets out the direction for real and lasting change towards ending homelessness. Having somewhere to call home is a basic human right and housing is one of the most important factors in any person’s quality of life. This Plan sets...
Scottish Women’s Aid
Domestic abuse is persistent and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex-partner which causes physical, sexual and/or emotional harm. It is common but often concealed and in most cases it is experienced by women and children and is perpetrated by...
Emilie Smeaton
Purpose – This paper outlines best practice in the commissioning of emergency accommodation for children and young people who run away, identifying: levels of need; models of accommodation provision that have existed in the UK; approaches to funding...
Aboriginal: The term "Aboriginal" is appropriate when referring to matters that affect First Nations (Indian) and Métis peoples. The word is most appropriately used as an adjective (e.g., Aboriginal person). Aboriginal CAB: The term “Aboriginal CAB...
Daniela Sime, Joan Christine Forbes
This Programme was part of the ’Equality 2015- Increasing Equality and Realising Human Potential in the Context of Post-Referendum Scotland’ funding scheme, supported by Scottish Universities Insight Institute in 2014-2015. The lens of inequality...
It is important to acknowledge the experience of Indigenous people in Canada if we are to truly end youth homelessness, particularly in light of their consistent overrepresentation in vulnerable populations. Indigenous homelessness is notably...
Isobel Anderson
This article presents a medium–long-term analysis of the policy process in relation to tackling street homelessness in Scotland, through the Rough Sleepers Initiative. After setting the Scottish context in terms of governance and homelessness, the...
Janice Blenkinsopp, Mandy Littlewood, Beth Watts
This interim report addresses the Scottish Government's new plan to eradicate rough sleeping and transform the use of temporary accommodation (TA). By questioning the purpose of TA and subsequent relationship with supported accommodation (SA), the...
Many aspects of ending homelessness in Scotland have been addressed in the first three reports from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HRSAG). All of the work to date has been informed by discussions with more than 400 people with...