Road to HomeRoad To Home is an initiative set up between the University of Glasgow and the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) to explore the issue of homelessness in Glasgow and how we can make a valuable contribution to help end homelessness in this city. Our aims are to support professionals already working in the sector through education, research and volunteering opportunities. Through this initiative, the university will share valuable research and knowledge from people working on the front line and give a voice to those who have lived experience of being homeless. The initiative will become a hub of volunteering opportunities that exist across the university and highlight the important contributions our community already make to the cause. Road To Home will empower professionals in the sector by our development of professional qualifications and courses to strengthen knowledge and bolster confidence in delivering excellent service to people who need support. Throughout the lifetime of this initiative there will be a programme of events exploring the topic of homelessness and questions why this still exists in a city with adequate resources to address the issue. Through conversation we hope to engage our community and collectively find a way to add value to the work being done in this sector.
UofG Spotlight Podcast featuring our very own Professor Ken Gibb talking about Housing Policy in Scotland and the Road to Home initiative. If you missed it, you can catch up here.
Homeless Network Scotland features a report produced by the Scottish Housing Regulator publishing homelessness data from January to March 2022. Key points include an increase in homlessness applications to local authorities, an increase in households who reside in temporary accommodation and a decrease in the number of lets offered to homeless people than previous years. Follow the link to read the full report.
Blog - Introducing Road to Home Professor Ken Gibb
Kenneth Gibb: Next steps for University of Glasgow and CaCHE homelessness initiative
26 JAN 2022
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Professor Kenneth Gibb
Professor Kenneth Gibb, director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and co-lead for the University of Glasgow homelessness initiative, discusses the ways in which these two organisations hope to make a positive impact on those experiencing homelessness...
Blog - What is Homelessness? Jocelyne Fleming
30 November 2022
Homelessness is a complex social issue that, despite Scotland’s progressive housing and homelessness legislation, remains a salient issue. The University of Glasgow, aiming to make a meaningful contribution to efforts to eradicate homelessness within the city, established its Road to Home initiative in 2021. In this introductory blog, several key points about homelessness are laid out...
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