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Time for Change

Project overview

Time for Change is a project set up by Shelter Scotland and co-designed by people who have been homeless. Set up in summer 2016, our Glasgow Time for Change project has already achieved a lot including:

  • supporting projects such as the Glasgow Participation Project
  • taking part in events such as the Housing Hustings
  • providing information and experiences to inform policy work around gatekeeping

Our collective experiences highlighted how many people were unaware of their right to help from their local council and one of our key aims is to support people and change this. Volunteer mentors are trained to take housing advice and support to the community and help those with the most complex needs.

The success of the project in Glasgow led to new projects being established in Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

The Time for Change projects in Dundee and Aberdeen are funded by The Social Innovation Fund which is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Scottish Government. Working In partnership with the Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University, the project will:

  • Establish a network of volunteer peer mentors and provide training and support
  • Evaluate the impact of the project on peer volunteers and those helped by the project to establish the effectiveness of the model
  • Review existing services and peer mentor schemes

If you have lived experience of homelessness, find out more about how you can get involved by informing our work

Contact Time for Change

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You can contact our Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow projects.

Finding Us

These projects are based in our community hubs in Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Supported by

European social fund