Ypeople Join Everyone Home Collective

21st May 2020

Today Ypeople joined 18 other organisations working to end homelessness to present a joint plan to the Scottish Government. The Collective, named Everyone Home, sets out a way forward in local and national efforts to tackle homelessness now and in the future.

Together we have agreed priorities and have set out a range of approaches we would like to see applied to homelessness. These are:

  • Prioritise prevention, create as much housing capacity as we can now and make a long-term commitment to increase the supply of homes for social rent
  • Permanently prevent a return to previous levels of rough sleeping in all areas
  • No evictions into homelessness, the end of avoidable evictions and the threat of illegal evictions

“The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the need for rapid responses for all forms of homelessness.

We have seen local authorities take unprecedented steps to get people housed and to make sure that people are able to isolate safely during this pandemic.

We need this level of commitment to rehousing to continue, for every form of homelessness, until everyone has a home.”

Janet Haugh, Ypeople CEO

The Collective will also present a framework for offering support and guidance to local authorities, private landlords, tenants, housing associations as well as a framework to support rapid scaling of Housing First across all areas in Scotland. This will provide learning, guidance and tools for quality assurance, support and cost implications.

The plan will be submitted to the Scottish Government today, and Ypeople will continue to work with the Collective to develop and refine plans for ensuring an effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic as restrictions are lifted.

You can read the plan here: Everyone Home Collective COVID19 Framework

And you can sign up to support the campaign here: EveryoneHome.scot


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