News

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...

Our fine colleagues at Community Care Providers Scotland commissioned the University of Strathclyde to research the consequences of the third sector handing back social care contracts. The report Handing Back Contracts: Exploring the rising trend in third sector provider withdrawal from the social care market,...

Yesterday, our Chief Executive met with representatives from government, voluntary organisations to discuss public perceptions to homelessness. As Homeless Action Scotland has been an advocate for improvement in this area it was great to see both the progress already made and some of the plans for...

Yesterday (Thursday 4th April) Homeless Action Scotland hosted a lively first meeting of its homelessness and employability steering group. The steering group has been put together to help shape a series of events that will engage with workers, managers and decision makers. The group has been...

In order to best represent the views of the sector, Homeless Action Scotland is actively looking to hear from people who have views on the proposed commencement of the parts of the Homelessness Etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 concerned with suspending local connection and removing the...

The Herald has reported on the breaches of Unsuitable Accommodation Orders this weekend. They report that Edinburgh City Council were in breach on 750 occasions and failed to provide suitable temp for families and single people. It's good to see that the Housing Minister Kevin Stewart being...

The Scottish Government are consulting on changes to homelessness legislation on local connection and intentionality. We have been speaking to members about their views on this important issue. We will be putting in a response but would urge everyone to put their own views into the consultation...

NATIONAL CONFERENCE HEARS THAT PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS NEED TO CHANGE TO MAKE BETTER PROGRESS Scotland’s membership organisation for homelessness today called for a ‘National Conversation’ to address public perceptions of the causes and realities of homelessness. Homeless Action Scotland highlighted studies that show that whilst the public...