homelessness

Better together: preventing reoffending and homelessness

Report that looks at the close link between homelessness and re-offending and how homelessness increases the chances of re-offending.

Tackling homelessness and exclusion: understanding complex lives

Paper that summarises findings from four projects examining the interaction between homelessness and other support needs.

It also looks at services for people with complex needs and suggests ways that policy and practice can more effectively tackle homelessness.

The housing guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Guide that provides an introduction to housing rights for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It provides information about renting accommodation, people's rights as a tenant and what to do if at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless.

The guide will also be useful if you for a worker or a family member who is offering support to a lesbian, gay or bisexual person.

The Social Fund: a review of selected literature

Review with the objective to examine what the Social Fund currently consists of and explore how it operates; and consider whether the Fund could be made more responsive to Scottish Government priorities and look at the possible consequences of devolving responsibility for it.

The review was completed in May 2010 and presents evidence relating to the Social Fund and discusses the Scottish and UK Government policy context which was operational at the time of writing. There have been significant developments in UK Government policy since then which are not covered in this report.

Rough sleeping

Document that provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping and outlines government policy on this issue.

Enough room: is society big enough for homeless people?

Report that draws on evidence from over 80 homeless people who took part in our survey and in depth peer research discussing what ideas within the Big Society mean for homeless people and what some of the barriers might be to their greater participation and inclusion. It looks at new research from the public, sector leaders and St Mungo’s staff (see Appendix for details).

Care coordination model: better care at lower cost for people with multiple health and social needs

This report is part of the Innovation Series 2011 published by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. This white paper outlines methods and opportunities to better coordinate care with people with multiple health and social needs, and reviews ways that organizations have allocated resources to better meet the range of needs in this population. There is special emphasis on the experience of care coordination with populations of people experiencing homelessness. Discussion includes measures used to track the impact of these efforts on health, costs, and experience of care.

Running away and future homelessness: the missing link?

Report about young people, aged under 16, who run away from home or care and how that might be related to future homelessness.

Shelter Scotland believes that today's runaways are tomorrow's young homeless people and that if we are serious about preventing homelessness then addressing why children and young people run away is essential.

Scottish Social Networks

Website for those who have an interest in homelessness, social inclusion, communities or mental health and well-being and are involved in mediation, mentoring or befriending.