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Homelessness post-2012: Where next?

Shelter Scotland’s major homelessness conference marked the final year before Scotland’s landmark homelessness legislation comes into effect, guaranteeing the right of every unintentionally homeless person to a permanent home. The 2012 commitment has been a keystone for homelessness policy in Scotland since 2003 and this major event was designed to help Scotland accelerate to the finishing line over the final year and look at future challenges and solutions, along with best practice.


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Keynote speech

'Homelessness policy in the United States'
Presented by Professor Dennis P. Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop 1

'Sustaining tenancy'
Andy Ashcroft, Glasgow Housing Association

'Self assessment'
Fiona Jackson, Scottish Housing Best Value Network

'Working with young people to prevent homelessness'
Janeine Barrett, North Ayrshire Council

Workshop 2

'Mitigating the impacts of welfare reform at a local level'
Philip Cole

'Solutions within the Private Rented Sector'
Angela McLachlan, Orchard and Shipman plc.

'Supporting homeless people'
Ann Rosengard, University of Stirling

Afternoon presentations

'Learning from our neighbours'
Karen Murphy, Irish Council for Social Housing

'Funding homelessness services'
Anna Evans, Anna Evans Consultancy

'Housing options'
Marion Gibbs, Scottish Government



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