Homeless Network Scotland

Housing First gathers pace with ambitious three-year plan

Scotland could be free from the most visible and acute forms of homelessness within three years as the Scottish Government-backed Housing First Pathfinder programme officially ramps up in five cities: Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.

Published 2 April 2019

Homelessness charities join new initiative which offers practical help for beggars in Glasgow

Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging.

Published 7 February 2019

Five cities to lead three-year Housing First Pathfinder initiative

Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling have been selected to lead the Scottish Government’s three-year Housing First Pathfinder programme, Scotland’s inaugural ‘Housing First’ Summit will hear tomorrow.

Published 27 November 2018

New network aims to ‘shift’ power into hands of those with experience of homelessness

A national network designed to engage people with first-hand experience of homelessness is being launched today and is inviting projects or individuals to join up.

Published 26 November 2018

Blog: Is the homeless sector up for it?

Following on from last week’s Annual Homelessness Conference, Glasgow Homeless Network’s Jim Barclay issues a challenge to the sector to work closer together to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 19 October 2018

Scotland to play lead role in global drive to end homelessness

Scotland will play a leading role in a new global programme to end street homelessness by 2030 involving diverse countries around the world and ultimately including 150 cities, a conference will hear today.

Published 9 October 2018

Blog: Getting Unstuck: Making every door the right door

Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Glasgow Homelessness Network, blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018.

Published 4 October 2018

Housing First fund takes ‘significant step’ with first wave of new support

Five projects that will aim to help hundreds of homeless people across five cities in Scotland off the streets and into a secure tenancy with support have been awarded the first wave of support from the Housing First Scotland Fund.

Published 7 August 2018

Go Big and Go Home: Conference to hear of Scotland’s Housing First expansion

Scotland is in the spotlight today as nearly 250 people gather at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference.

Published 26 June 2018

Blog: Housing First Scotland

Doug Gibson from the Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) reflects on Housing First in anticipation of today’s major conference.

Published 26 June 2018

Glasgow to host ‘Homeless Hackathon’

A major Hackathon will take place in Glasgow across the weekend of April 13-15 designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities.

Published 22 February 2018

New homelessness prevention centre set to launch in 2018

A new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions is set to formally launch in spring 2018 after Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) successfully secured funding from a philanthropist and backing from the Scottish and UK governments.

Published 18 December 2017

New initiative to get Glasgow ready for community budgeting

A social enterprise hosted by Glasgow Homelessness Network has launched a new initiative that will get behind local people who want to make sure their area is ready for community budgeting.

Published 28 November 2017

New CIH guide makes case for exploring Housing First approach to tackling homelessness

A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness.

Published 21 November 2017

Members of expert group on homelessness revealed as work begins in earnest

A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

Published 5 October 2017