Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans sub-group


The group supports local authorities and partners to transition to a culture of rapid rehousing by default. It will do this by:

  • considering what local authorities and partners need in terms of guidance, support and active learning to help facilitate the development of rapid rehousing transition plans (RRTPs)
  • encouraging local authorities and partners to consider the systems and culture change that is required within local authorities/HSCPs
  • engaging with Registered Social Landlords to promote joint working
  • promoting partnership working across the public sector both at a strategic and operational level to support the embedding of rapid rehousing
  • working with local authorities and partners to support the scaling up of Housing First
  • taking the lead in the communication and promotion of RRTP and Housing First


The group will consider the actions already contained in the updated Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan  in relation to rapid rehousing.

The group will do this by:

  • identifying what interventions are required
  • advising the Scottish Government, local authorities and partners on how to implement these where appropriate


The group will consider what needs to be done, how, when and by whom to support local authorities and partners to transition to rapid rehousing.

The group will do this by:

  • setting out plans of action together to ensure actions are taken forward

The group will do this in the context of a three stage, phased approach:

  1. Submission of local authority RRTPS and Activities and Spend Reports by 30 June on an annual basis.
  2. During evaluation and feedback of local authority RRTPs,
  3. Overview of implementation of a culture of rapid rehousing by default.


The group will demonstrate measurable progress towards embedding a culture of rapid rehousing by default within local authorities and partner organisations.

The group will do this by:

  • monitoring the rapid rehousing transition plans being developed in local areas
  • monitoring the progress made in our plans of action
  • evaluating what is working well
  • reflecting on when change of is required
  • providing advice to rectify issues or improve plans as they arise
  • support the development of a RRTP progress report each autumn including good practice examples

Frequency of meetings

The group will meet four times per year ahead of the HPSG with additional electronic communication being held to ensure progress. Additional meetings arranged as necessary to discuss key policy proposals.


  • John Mills (Chair), ALACHO
  • Mike Callaghan, COSLA
  • David Kemp, Scottish Borders Council (East Hub representative)
  • Lynsey Dey, (Angus Council) (Tayside, Fife and Central Hub representative)
  • Jacqueline Fernie, South Lanarkshire Council (West Hub representative)
  • Janeine Barrett, North Ayrshire Council (South West Hub representative)
  • Allan Jones, Aberdeenshire Council (North Hub representative)
  • Tim Pogson, Scotland’s Housing Network
  • Maggie Brunjes, Homeless Network Scotland
  • Eileen McMullan, SFHA
  • Ewan Aitken, Cyrenians
  • Ruth Robin, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Gary Fairley, Midlothian Council (Head of Finance & Integrated Service  Support)
  • Yvette Burges, Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
  • Anne Malarkey, Inverclyde HSCP    


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