Housing Support Forum

Role of the group

Its remit is to:

  • inform policy development on housing support services, including consideration of the challenges presented by changes to the way services are planned and funded
  • ensure opportunities are taken for sharing of issues and practice on housing support which have an impact nationally, and of joint working with other policy areas, where housing support can contribute to improved outcomes
  • note developments in UK Government and other administrations' policies on housing support services and consider any implications for the development of policies and services in Scotland
  • use available data sources to monitor the delivery of housing support services, their quality, the outcomes they achieve and the impact of the changing financial context. Identify gaps in the evidence base and consider ways of dealing with these
  • seek opportunities to raise the profile of housing support and promote greater understanding of its benefits in supporting people to maintain tenancies and independent living and its contribution to key national outcomes and strategies


  • Shelter Scotland
  • Housing Support Enabling unit
  • Homeless Action Scotland
  • Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO)
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)
  • Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF)
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Scottish Government