Many aspects of ending homelessness in Scotland have been addressed in the first three reports from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HRSAG). All of the work to date has been informed by discussions with more than 400 people with recent or current experience of homelessness, from across Scotland. This approach has also clearly enabled the HRSAG to work quickly to develop coherent and workable recommendations evidenced in the impact they will have on the lives of people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
This report sets out the final set of 29 recommendations from the Scottish Government's Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to ensure the commitment to eradicate homelessness in Scotland is met, building on recommendations in the first three reports from the action group and draws together additional recommendations in the following areas:
- Addressing wider causes of homelessness
- Early intervention with high risk groups
- Effective responses to those facing crisis
- Wider societal and government approach to homelessness
This report does not provide a silver bullet or panacea for ending homelessness, but it does add to the earlier HRSAG reports and set out a number of specific recommendations and more general direction of travel that will support the Scottish Government in its ambition to end homelessness in Scotland.