In September 2012, the Equal Opportunities Committee published its report Having and Keeping a Home: steps to preventing homelessness among young people. The Scottish Government responded and has provided updates expressing its continued commitment to tackling youth homelessness.
Equal Opportunities Committee report - Having and Keeping a home
Scottish Government responses to Equal Opportunities Committee report - Having and Keeping a home
Looking to find out how things have changed since the report’s publications, the Committee were keen to hear from young people who have experienced homelessness, local authorities, voluntary organisations and other stakeholders involved in preventing and managing youth homelessness.
23 May 2014
September 2012 to March 2016
We launched our call for evidence on 28 March 2014.
To help inform questioning of the Scottish Government, the Committee shared a summary of the evidence received during its follow-up work with a wide range of stakeholders, asking for comments by the end of 2014.
On 5 February 2015 we heard further evidence from the Minister for Housing and Welfare, and agreed to write to both the Minister for Housing and Welfare and the Minister for Children and Young People for further information. We also agreed to highlight our work to the Infrastructure and Capital Investement, Education and Culture and Local Government Committees, and to ask for further updates from the Scottish Government throughout the remainder of the session with a view to including recommendations for the next Equal Opportunities Committee on further follow-up work within our Session 4 legacy report.
19 February 2015
31 March 2015
1 April 2015