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Two people a week die while homeless – Why you need to be at Homeless to Housed 2018

From Homeless to Housed 2018, 13 December, Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh.

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A recent article revealed a shocking statistic – nearly two people a week die while homeless in Scotland.

The Ferret revealed that in the last year, 94 men and women died while homeless, and even suggested that the numbers, which have not been recorded by any one organisation, are likely to be a significant under-estimate.

The average age of death for homeless men is 47 and 43 for women. For the general population, it is 74 for men and 80 for women.

Most people that experience homelessness are not street homeless, but these figures are a shocking reminder that homelessness is very much a feature of our society - a feature that is neither inevitable nor acceptable.

Since inclusion on the Programme for Government last year, homelessness has risen up the political agenda, and rapid rehousing has emerged as the policy direction to tackle homelessness in Scotland.

To help housing associations understand this policy shift, SFHA has arranged a learning and networking event – From Homeless to Housed 2018. This event has a balance of plenary speakers. and networking opportunities to learn what positive practice exists, what others are doing to bring rapid rehousing to life, and what works in terms of supporting people experiencing homelessness to sustainable housing outcomes.

Book your place

The event takes place on 13 December at the Grassmarket Centre in Edinburgh. Day delegate rates start at £219 for SFHA members and £299 for non-members.

Why not bring a colleague for free? Book three places and get a fourth FREE!

For more information and to book your place, please visit: www.sfha.co.uk/whats-on.