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Changing Homelessness in Practice

This seminar, held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 4 September 2003, marked the launch of Shelter Scotland's CHiP project.

Where we have copies of the presentations or handouts, these can be downloaded in PDF format here.

Full group sessions

Changing Homelessness in Practice: assisting practitioners to manage difficult changes
Liz Nicolson, Director Shelter Scotland

Scottish Executive plans to support implementation
Brad Gilbert, Policy Leader Homelessness, Scottish Executive

New futures for homeless people
Lorraine Baird, Project Manager, ECSH Partners in Education

Sharing innovation practice
Maggie McTernan, Manager, Shelter Glasgow Families Project

Practice-based discussion groups

How do clients remain central to partnerships?
Scott Baxter, Aberdeen Cyrenians and Lynne Carghill, Lanstane Housing Association

What will really happen to those who cannot manage an SSST?
David Bookbinder, SFHA

Advising people with challenging behaviour
Andy Locke, Shelter Glasgow Housing Aid Centre

User involvement
Jo Phillips and Alistair Sharp, Glasgow Homelessness Network
Handout | Where will they go?

How can you get the influencers on side?
Rupert Warren, City of Edinburgh Council and Eibhlin Corrigan, South Ayrshire Council

Advice surgeries for practitioners

Asylum seekers, refugees and the law
Michael Collins, Scottish Refugee Council

The new Mental Health Act and homeless people
Colin Faulkner, Mental Health Law Team, Scottish Executive

Antisocial behaviour: the consultation proposals
Michael Forrester, Edinburgh Youth Social Inclusion Project

SST and SSST: the differences in practice
Grainia Long, Shelter Scotland

Drugs education, drug action teams and homelessness
Graeme McArthur, Scottish Drugs Forum and Peter Anderson, Homelessness Addition Team (HOP)