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Health & homelessness in Scotland – What do you need to know?

From Homeless to Housed, 13 December, Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh.

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35,000 households found themselves without a home last year and presented to their local authority for help. It is likely that many more are struggling to get a roof over their head, but don’t show up in statistics. Many people wait and wait in temporary accommodation for the chance to get a home.

Over the last year, individuals, organisations and politicians reached a consensus: we can and will do better for people experiencing or threatened with homelessness.

Whilst health inequalities across Scotland are well evidenced, little research had been done to link homelessness and health information; until now.

At our brand new ‘From Homeless to Housed’ event, which takes place on 13 December at the Grassmarket Centre in Edinburgh, delegates will hear from Neil Hamlet of NHS Fife about the ground-breaking work done to link national datasets to explore the relationship between homelessness and health. A world first, this project reinforces what many housing professionals suspect – that repeat homelessness is inextricably linked to health inequalities.

Delegates at the event will also have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans; experience from Wales on Homelessness Prevention Duty; Scottish Homes for Cathy; and many more key issues.

Delegates will also take part in a world café discussion and will be addressed by Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning.


Book your place

From Homeless to Housed 2018 takes place on 13 December at the Grassmarket Centre in Edinburgh. Delegate fees start at £219 for SFHA members and £299 for non-members. This includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.

To book your place or for more information please visit www.sfha.co.uk/whats-on.