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We bring together the main Churches in their work to eliminate homelessness in Scotland. We connect the Churches with a major social problem, which affects some 80,000 people in Scotland each year. We link local problems of homelessness with national means of tackling them.


Come to our autumn event
Homelessness in Scotland:
the challenges of uncertainty

Friday 7 October, Church of Scotland offices, 121 George St Edinburgh EH2 4YN.
10.15 am-2.15 pm. To be followed by the AGM of Scottish Churches Housing Action.

Speakers:
Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government & Housing 

This year has been marked by change and uncertainty: with the vote for Brexit, a new Prime Minister, continuing austerity, devolved social security, and possibly another Indyref in the near future. In this changing and challenging economic and political climate how do we continue to find ways of tackling homelessness?

Cost: £15.00 per person. Lunch will be provided. The final programme will be sent out in September. Download your invitation here. Read our press release here.


 

Meet your MSP

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Scottish Churches Housing Action has joined with Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office in support of the Meet your MSP initiative. Meet your MSP aims to build links between congregations and their recently-elected members of the Scottish Parliament.

 This is a chance for church communities to be at the heart of the decisions that affect our everyday lives. What better way to get involved than for your church or community group to meet local MSPs early in their term of office? And issues around housing and homelessness are a good starting point for the conversation. Read our briefing here  - it suggests questions you might want to use. 

SCPO are providing ideas and information on their website that will help you to organise meetings that will be interesting for everyone involved. They have contacted all 129 MSPs regarding the project and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – they want to meet you!



 


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“Starter packs - vital lifeline for homeless people”

read the report of our Starter for 10 event in Stirling on 10 February 2016.

For more about starter packs, click here.

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Map of SCHA's location