The 3rd April 2018 marked the most fundamental change to our English homelessness legislation in forty years – the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA). Crisis were heavily involved from the initial conception to the enactment of the legislation through our No One Turned Away campaign.
Chief Executive blog: Scottish Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group stakeholder day
Yesterday saw the eighth meeting of the Scottish Government's Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HRSAG).
Chief Executive blog: There was consensus for the principles of what we want to recommend at last week's meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.
In April 2017, Crisis announced a big ambition: a plan to end homelessness, once and for all. Since then, we’ve been consulting far and wide to find out what changes are needed for us to end homelessness in Great Britain. We’re now in the final stage of our consultation, which is all about consensus and prioritisation.
Chief Executive blog: Recommendations for ending rough sleeping in Scotland are nearing completion.
That sense of resolve sums up the atmosphere of the 2nd stakeholder workshop of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group which took place yesterday. Colleagues from across housing, charities, justice, health, councils, housing associations and faith groups gathered to hear about and input to the progress the Action Group has made so far on recommending solutions to the Scottish Government on ending rough sleeping in Scotland and transforming the use of temporary accommodation.
To date, she’s raised over £5,500 for our Crisis at Christmas campaign.
Chief Executive blog: With the festive season behind us, members of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group were as focused as ever when we met for the fifth time in Shelter Scotland’s offices in Edinburgh this week.
2017 was a successful year for Crisis’ policy and campaigns team. But as important as our success...