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The Big Ask: Acting now to prevent homelessness

21feb10:30 am12:30 pmThe Big Ask: Acting now to prevent homelessness

Event Details

All homelessness starts in a community. And some communities are more affected than others.

Which means it is important for:

  • Community organisations and local networks to understand what steps they could take to prevent homelessness and why.
  • The housing and homelessness sector to easily articulate and encourage the best type of local action to prevent homelessness.
  • Local action that can bolster the ‘Ask & Act’ prevention duties on public bodies.

The new preventing homelessness duties will be included in the Housing Bill in the summer months and will place a duty on public bodies to ‘Ask & Act’ to prevent homelessness. In the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis and rising homelessness, this briefing and discussion event is to consider what more can be done to prevent homelessness in Scotland by:

Learning from Lived Experience | Shea Moran, Change Lead and Associate, Homeless Network Scotland

The background of Ask & Act from the Prevention Commission

Learning from The Third Sector | Pauline Kerrigan, Funding Manager, The National Lottery Community Fund 

Evaluation findings from a 2-year homelessness programme

Learning from Local Places |  Andy Peline, SWAMP

Findings from a test-of-change programme that took a place-based approach to preventing homelessness

Free online event for Homeless Network Scotland members and partners. 

To register for this event click on the link below:

The Big Ask: Acting now to prevent homelessness – Homeless Network Scotland: we are all in



(Tuesday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Online Event