Homelessness: Ministerial Oversight Group


We are committed to ensuring everyone in Scotland has access to a safe, secure and affordable home. The Ministerial Oversight Group on Homelessness brings together ministers from different portfolios across the Scottish Government to identify what actions need to be taken to prevent and end homelessness in Scotland. 

A cross-departmental approach is needed because the causes of homelessness are multi-faceted involving poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, mental ill health and leaving care or prison.

The group will ensure:

  • responsibility is shared among the relevant ministers
  • policy actions are co-ordinated
  • an integrated approach to identifying and solving problems

Related groups


  • Paul McLennan, MSP, Minister for Housing, Chair
  • Elena Whitham, MSP, Minister for Drugs & Alcohol Policy
  • Maree Todd, MSP, Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport
  • Emma Roddick, MSP Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees
  • Natalie Don, MSP, Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise
  • Jenni Minto, MSP, Minister for Public Health and Woman’s Health
  • Joe Fitzpatrick, MSP, Minster for Local Government and Planning
  • Siobhan Brown, MSP, Minister for Victims and Community Safety
  • Patrick Harvie, MSP, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights
  • Graeme Dey, MSP, Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans





Ministerial Oversight Group on Homelessness
Scottish Government
Local Government and Housing Directorate
Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw Road
G2 8LU

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