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Today Reform Scotland, a leading independent think tank, has published a guest article by Homeless Action Scotland CEO, Gavin Yates. Within the article, Gavin sets out how in a post-COVID 19 Scotland the economic case for building social housing perfectly complements the social reasons to go...

Evictions in Scotland do not take place immediately should a tenant find themself in financial trouble. The system for starting eviction proceedings in Scotland takes a number of months from when a tenant first finds themselves unable to pay their rent. Eviction is not inevitable....

With emergency legislation being passed in the Scottish Parliament yesterday, Homeless Action Scotland's Policy Manager takes a quick look at what this means for the sector and some of the challenges services might face in the future. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill complements and supplements the Coronavirus...

Here is the guidance issued today (20 March) by NHS National Services Scotland in relation to COVID-19 and non healthcare settings, including homelessness services at section 2.7 : https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/web-resources-container/covid-19-guidance-for-non-healthcare-settings/ This follows guidance issued by Public Health England on COVID-19 and homelessness earlier this week: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-services-for-people-experiencing-rough-sleeping Clearly this a rapidly...

Homeless Action Scotland have been informed by a number of our members that there are landlords who are putting pressures onto tenants regarding their rents. Tenants are being contacted and advised that they prioritise their rent even if they are off work due to Covid-19...

As a representative body working on behalf of those working in or affected by homelessness, part of our remit is to get involved with the Scottish Government's consultation process on issues relating to homelessness or housing. Our expertise supports the Scottish Government, local authorities and...

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates writes in today's The Herald: Recent statistics showing that homelessness in Scotland is still on the rise are another reminder of the extent of the problem that faces those of us committed to ending this stain on Scottish society. Various factors...

Below is a round-up of some of our consultation responses from 2016 to 2018. New responses will be added separately once they have been submitted. 2018 Scottish Welfare Fund  2018 Universal Credit Managed Migration 2018 Funding Supported Housing 2017 Funding Supported Housing 2017 Equal Protection from Assault Bill 2017 Equally Safe  2017...