Homelessness in Scotland

 

Remit

 

The Committee has agreed to undertake a short, follow-up inquiry into the 2012 homelessness commitment in Scotland. The Committee undertook its first inquiry on this issue in 2011/2012, reporting to Parliament on 20 March 2012.  In addition to making a number of recommendations in its inquiry report, the Committee stated that it would monitor the implementation of the commitment for the remainder of the parliamentary session and address any areas of concern which may emerge.

Evidence

The Committee agreed its approach to a review of progress on the implementation of the 2012 homeless commitment at its meeting on 14 May 2014 and took evidence from a range of stakeholders from August to November, 2014.

Evidence sessions

The first evidence session was heard on 11 June 2014 with the Scottish Housing Regulator on its report into housing options.

Official Report 11 June 2014

On 13 August 2014, the Committee took evidence from representatives of Shelter Scotland, Govan Law Centre, Homeless Action Scotland and Citizens Advice Scotland.

Official Report 13 August 2014

On 1 October 2014, the Committee took evidence from representatives of Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations, Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Scottish Federation of Housing Assocations.

Official Report 1 October 2014

On 8 October 2014, the Committee took evidence from the Minister for Housing and Welfare.

Official Report 8 October 2014

Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for views on 27 June 2014 and closed on Friday 5 September 2014

Read call for views

Read the written submissions received

Additional Information