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.
1. Unless noted otherwise, the quotes in this document about homelessness are from people with lived experience. The quotes were contributed to Homeless Network Scotland and its members. Names and places have been removed to protect individuals’ confidentiality.
2. Detail about the Prevention Review Group can be found in Actions we will take 2: we will prevent homelessness from happening in the first place.
3. The Change Team is a group of people with frontline and personal experience of homelessness who act as a bridge between decision makers and the people affected by change.
4. The Prevention Commission was set up to work with the Prevention Review Group as it reviews the gaps in prevention legislation and develops recommendations to Scottish Government on next steps.
5. An initial £10.9 million was allocated, with a further £5 million on 20 May 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 emergency to help tenants sustain their tenancies. An additional £3 million was allocated following the programme for government announcement on 1 September 2020, taking the total spend for “other DHPs” to £18.9 million.
6. The commission was set up to work with the Prevention Review Group as it reviews the gaps in prevention legislation and develops recommendations to Scottish Government on next steps.
7. Phase three of Scotland’s route map began on 10 July 2020. If, after easing any restrictions, the evidence tells us we are unable to contain the transmission of the virus, then the Scottish Government will have to re-impose them, possibly returning to lockdown with little notice. See COVID-19: a framework for decision making.
8. Social Housing Resilience Group, Local Authority Housing Resilience Group and Private Rented Sector Resilience Group.
9. £100 ASDA shopping vouchers were posted to 357 individuals and a £100 direct bank transfer was made to 668 individuals.
10. NRPF Connect – Annual data report 2019-2020
11. The six priorities are: (i) develop support provision for those with no recourse to public funds; (ii) combat rough sleeping and begging; (iii) better joined up working on human trafficking and organised crime; (iv) better joined up working on mental health and addictions, including reducing the risk of drug-related death; (v) support implementation of the Sustainable Housing on Release for Everyone (SHORE) standards on discharge from prison; and (vi) combat social isolation.
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