homeless people

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).

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.

Meeting the psychological and emotional needs of people who are homeless: non-statutory guidance on dealing with complex trauma

Guide that describes effective ways of recognising and meeting the psychological and emotional needs of people who have experienced homelessness, are sleeping rough or living in insecure accommodation, in particular young people and rough sleepers with histories of complex trauma/personality disorder. It outlines the national policy context, the research evidence which informs developing practice, and explores the issues for service providers and commissioners.

Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003

The Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 takes forward the proposals for legislative change incorporated in the final report of the Homelessness Task Force. The Act amends existing homelessness legislation, contained in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 and the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001. It also makes changes to repossession proceedings for houses let on assured tenancies, as currently set out in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.

An investigation into the effectiveness of Sacro's supported accommodation services in Glasgow, from a stakeholders perspective

Report of a study which examined a sample of eight users perceptions of the effectiveness of Sacro's supported accommodation service in Glasgow. It was found that the service was seen as contributing to a reduction in re-offending and enhanced community safety and served as a stepping stone for offenders to independent living.

Operation of the homeless persons legislation in Scotland: quarters ending 30 June and 30 September 2008 (including households in temporary accommodation at 31 December 2008)

This statistics release presents information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes up to the end of September 2008 and on households in temporary accommodation up to end December 2008.

The report updates annual analyses for 2007-08 and earlier years incorporating updated information received from councils since the last publication in September 2008. The purpose of this web only publication is to give an overview of key trends and features of homelessness applications in Scotland.

Building pressure : access to housing in Scotland in 2009

Report drawing attention to some of the symptoms of the shortage of affordable housing in Scotland. These include lengthening waiting lists, increased use of temporary accommodation, increased competition for decreasing numbers of lets and rising numbers of evictions. To counter these trends the report urges the Scottish Government to continue investing in affordable housing.

The seeds of exclusion 2009

Report building on research into the causes and consequences of social exclusion and complex needs and concluding that, as these can vary by age group and region, identifying and understanding these characteristics can help services be better targeted.

Discussion paper: RSLs and homelessness in Scotland

Over the last 10 years the role of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Scottish social housing has increased dramatically. This report looks at four main areas of the sector’s work with homeless people: housing homeless households; preventing homelessness and sustaining tenancies; providing supported accommodation; and RSLs’ engagement in strategy development.