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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 Government Statistician Group
Annual statistical bulletin providing statistics on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes in Scotland and on numbers in temporary accommodation.
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...
Kenneth Gibb, Chris Leishman
An assessment of alternative ways to fund new affordable housing in Scotland at a time when public resources for housing are being significantly reduced. Falling levels of public funding arising from the global economic crisis has obliged the...
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...
The Housing Bill going before the Scottish Parliament in 2010 is an opportunity to clarify and strengthen the way that support is provided to households who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. It could ensure people not only have a right...
This report explores children’s views about where they live to help shape the Scottish Government guidance on meeting the best interests of children experiencing homelessness. The inclusion of children’s perspectives will help ensure the guidance...
<br />1. On the 20 th December 2006, the then Scottish Executive launched a consultation on Section 11 of the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003 (hereafter referred to as the 2003 Act). The consultation was open for responses until...
1.1 The purpose of this Code is to help guide local authorities in their duties to homeless and potentially homeless people. This Code of Guidance replaces the previous version issued in 2004 and has been updated to reflect legislative change,...
Nicholas Pleace
<br />1.1 This report is based on an international Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) covering service evaluations and research on services for homeless and potentially homeless people with a history of substance misuse. The review was...
<br />1. The Homelessness Monitoring Group was formed in autumn 2007 by the Minister for Communities and Sport with the following revised remit: • Assess progress against the five top-level outcomes for homeless people including,...
At the beginning of this year the Scottish Government launched the Homecoming Scotland 2009, with celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth. The celebrations involve ‘a year-long programme of events across the country...
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...