Homelessness

  1. Housing Review Group: strategic review of output

    The Housing Review Group was established in June 2023 to explore how to maximise opportunities to increase affordable housing supply or to re-balance provision through the use of existing housing supply. This report acts as a summary of its findings.

  2. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  3. Ending Homelessness Together Monitor: strategic outcomes and indicators 2024

    The Ending Homelessness Together (EHT) Monitor will measure the impact of the EHT action plan and demonstrate whether and where we are making progress toward ending homelessness in Scotland. The Monitor provides a reporting framework to measure progress on 10 structural and strategic outcomes.

  4. Measuring Impact Task and Finish Group: final report and recommendations

    This report was produced by the Measuring Progress Task and Finish Group. It provides the background and context for a new framework to measure the impact of the Ending Homelessness Together action plan and includes recommendations on how to implement it effectively in the short-medium term.

  5. Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill: consultation

    We are committed to protecting, respecting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. This consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill seeks the views of everyone on how we can do this.

  6. Ending homelessness together: annual report 2023

    This annual report sets out the progress made in the last 12 months by national government, local government and third sector partners towards ending homelessness in Scotland.

  7. Scottish Housing Market Review Q3 2023

    Quarterly bulletin collating a range of previously published statistics on the latest trends in the Scottish housing market.

  8. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2023

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  9. Homelessness Prevention Task and Finish Group: final report and recommendations

    This sub-group of the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group was set up to consider the steps needed to prepare the ground for the introduction of the Homelessness Prevention duties. This report identifies actions across 5 priority areas.

  10. Hidden homelessness: international evidence review

    This report "Exploring Ways of Identifying and Counting Hidden Homeless Populations" presents an overview of the methods used internationally to identify or count people experiencing hidden forms of homelessness and the populations that may be likely to experience it. The report also considers the Scottish context and suggests areas where further research may be useful.

  11. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q2 2023

    Quarterly bulletin collating a range of statistics on the Scottish housing market, such as house prices and transactions, rental trends, cost and availability of finance, etc.

  12. Temporary accommodation standards framework

    A new standards framework, which will ensure that all temporary accommodation throughout Scotland is of a consistently high quality.

  13. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  14. Delivering Housing to 2040

    Ensuring everyone has a home that meets their needs.

  15. Scottish Housing Market Review Q1 2023

    Scottish housing market bulletins collating a range of statistics on house prices, housing market activity, cost and availability of finance and repossessions.

  16. Temporary Accommodation Task and Finish Group: final report and recommendations

    This sub-group of the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group was set up to consider how to reduce the number of households living in temporary accommodation and the length of time they spend there. This report makes 15 recommendations.

  17. Scottish local government finance - Green Book: 2023-2024

    Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement 2023-24: Funding Allocation Formula.

  18. More choice for people experiencing homelessness

    Legislation to suspend local connection rules.

  19. Homelessness Statistics, 2021-22

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  20. PREVENT1 Return

    PREVENT1 is the case level data collection to monitor housing options/ homelessness prevention in Scotland.

  21. More than 1,000 Housing First tenancies

    Settled homes for people with complex needs.

  22. New vision for justice

    Victims placed at the heart of ensuring just, safe, and resilient communities.

  23. Homelessness statistics, April to September 2021

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  24. Extra £16 million to tackle homelessness

    Funding to rapidly move people out of temporary accommodation.

  25. Preventing homelessness

    Views sought on proposed legal duties for public bodies.

  26. Grants for tenants in rent arrears

    £10m to help people worst affected by pandemic to avoid eviction.

  27. Homelessness Statistics 2020-21

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  28. Protecting tenants during pandemic

    Landlords reaffirm commitment to avoiding evictions.

  29. Homelessness Statistics

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  30. Homelessness and Universal Credit

    Report outlines link to people losing their homes.

  31. Homelessness and Universal Credit: research report

    A range of literature indicates that various features of Universal Credit can result in homelessness and a number of correlations between homelessness and Universal Credit can be observed in the data.

  32. Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order: guidance

    Guidance on the Unsuitable Accommodation Order.

  33. Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2020: childrens' rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This amendment to the 2014 Unsuitable Accommodation Order seeks to amend some of the Articles within the 2020/139 Order laid in May 2020 and to clarify terms and definitions of suitability of accommodation and when exemptions should apply.

  34. Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2020: equality impact assessment

    This amendment to the 2014 Unsuitable Accommodation Order seeks to amend some of the Articles within the 2020/139 Order laid in May 2020 and to clarify terms and definitions of suitability of accommodation and when exemptions should apply.

  35. Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2020: Fairer Scotland impact assessment - summary

    This amendment to the 2014 Unsuitable Accommodation Order seeks to amend some of the Articles within the 2020/139 Order laid in May 2020 and to clarify terms and definitions of suitability of accommodation and when exemptions should apply.

  36. Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2020: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This publication covers an amendment to the 2014 Unsuitable Accommodation Order and seeks to amend some of the Articles within the 2020/139 Order laid in May 2020 and to clarify terms and definitions of suitability of accommodation and when exemptions should apply.

  37. Christmas eviction ban introduced

    Six week temporary halt to protect tenants

  38. Homelessness Equalities Statistics

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  39. Night shelters to be phased out

    Renewed commitment to ending homelessness.

  40. Ending homelessness together: updated action plan - October 2020

    Updated Ending Homelessness Together action plan, outlining how national government, local government and third sector partners will work together on our shared ambition to end homelessness. It has been revised to reflect actions needed in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

  41. Homelessness statistics

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  42. Emergency funding to prevent homelessness

    Call for further UK Government support.

  43. Food for homeless and people at risk

    Demand for food packs highlights impact of the pandemic.

  44. Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group: tackling homelessness following coronavirus

    Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group report on tackling homelessness in Scotland following the coronavirus pandemic

  45. Emergency funding to prevent homelessness

    Call for UK Government to provide support.

  46. Emergency help for those worse affected by coronavirus

    Key support services get £8 million boost.

  47. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

  48. UK cuts putting more at risk of homelessness

    Minister calls for urgent reform.

  49. Homelessness Statistics

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  50. Progress made on tackling homelessness

    Action Plan transforming services.

  51. Ending homelessness action plan: annual report

    Annual progress report detailing the progress being made in delivering the work outlined in the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

  52. Improving temporary accommodation standards consultation: response analysis

    Analysis of responses to a national consultation on improving temporary accommodation standards.

  53. Pet-friendly accommodation services

    Supporting people who are homeless and their pets.

  54. Homelessness equalities statistics published

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  55. Greater protection for care leavers welcomed

    Measures on preventing homelessness.

  56. Tackling homelessness together

    Improving standards of temporary accommodation.

  57. Homelessness: code of guidance

    Code of guidance to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness.

  58. Extra money to combat homelessness

    Winter resources announced on World Homeless Day.

  59. Protecting against homelessness

    £1.5 million for social landlords to work with families.

  60. Better emergency accommodation for people in crisis

    New legislation will reduce time spent in B&Bs and hostels.

  61. Rapid Rehousing funding increased

    Helping homeless people into stable accommodation.

  62. Housing support made easier

    Homelessness consultation backs stronger protections.

  63. Local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the consultation on local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation.

  64. Homelessness and Housing Options statistics published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  65. Time limits on temporary homeless accommodation

    Limiting stays in B&Bs and more consistent quality standards.

  66. Improving temporary accommodation standards: consultation

    Views sought on extending the seven day restriction to all people experiencing homelessness and introduction of a new standards framework.

  67. Social housing allocations in Scotland: practice guide

    Guidance on allocating homes in the social rented sector.

  68. Local connection and intentionality provisions in homelessness legislation: consultation

    This consultation paper invites your views on commencing the Local Connection and Intentionality provisions in the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003.

  69. Homelessness Statistics Published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  70. Ending homelessness and rough sleeping: action plan

    Sets out how national and local government and the third sector will work together.

  71. Homelessness and Housing Options Statistics Published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  72. Health and homelessness in Scotland: research

    Study exploring the relationship between homelessness and health.

  73. Transforming temporary accommodation

    Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group recommendations.

  74. Action to end rough sleeping

    New measures to build on winter efforts.

  75. Homelessness and Housing Options Statistics

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  76. A safe and warm place to stay this winter

    Delivery against actions to tackle rough sleeping.  

  77. Tackling rough sleeping this winter

    Immediate actions put in place.

  78. Action on homelessness and rough sleeping

    Membership of expert group announced, work starts now.

  79. Homelessness and rough sleeping action group

    £50 million ‘Ending Homelessness Together’ fund

  80. Homelessness and Housing Options Statistics Published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  81. Home Owners' Support Fund: property thresholds guidance

    Guidance note setting out the property value thresholds for the Home Owners’ Support Fund (HOSF) for 2017 and 2018.

  82. Home Owners' Support Fund: guidance for social landlords

    Guidance intended to assist social landlords participating or considering participation in the Mortgage to Rent (MTR) scheme.

  83. Home Owners' Support Fund: guidance for money advisers

    Guidance to assist money advisers acting on behalf of applicants to the Home Owners’ Support Fund (HOSF)

  84. UK housing benefit changes 'shameful'

    Support for young people at risk of being pushed into homelessness.

  85. Homelessness and Housing Options Statistics Published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  86. Funding for housing projects

    Grants of £1.65m to help homeless and vulnerable people.

  87. Homelessness in Scotland decreases

    Homeless applications also reduced.

  88. Homelessness and Housing Options statistics published

    A National and Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  89. Affordable homes target exceeded by 10%

    Scotland leads way in UK.

  90. Home Owners' Support Fund: guidance for trustees

    Guidance note intended to assist trustees acting on behalf of applicants to the Home Owners' Support Fund (HOSF).

  91. Home Owners' Support Fund: application form

    Application form for our Home Owners' Support Fund.

  92. Home Owners' Support Fund: Mortgage to Shared Equity form

    Income and expenditure assessment form for our Mortgage to Shared Equity scheme.

  93. Home Owners' Support Fund: guidance for lenders

    Information for lenders about our Home Owners' Support Fund.

  94. Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland

    Plan identifying priority actions agreed upon by housing sector representatives to ensure we are able to deliver the objectives set out in our housing strategies.

  95. Home Owners' Support Fund: information booklet

    Information about our Home Owners' Support Fund for people struggling with mortgage repayments. Also available in large print.

  96. Mortgage to Rent scheme: list of participating social landlords

    List of registered social landlords participating in our Mortgage to Rent scheme.

  97. Mortgage to Rent scheme: repairs form

    Repairs claim form for social landlords who are part of our Mortgage to Rent scheme.

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