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Tackling Homelessness in Scotland - Edinburgh - Thursday, 20th June

The Tackling Homelessness in Scotland Conference brings key experts together to help you find tangible solutions to support the most vulnerable groups.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 13, 2013 --( The event will help you to better understand the new legislation, ensuring that those assessed as unintentionally homeless by local authorities are be entitled to settled accommodation, discover ways to improve the vital housing services in order to enable vulnerable people to maintain their tenancies and avoid homelessness, and provide advice and assistance to all homeless households and those at risk of homelessness.

Expert Speakers include:

Chaired by: Jim Hayton, Policy Manager Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO)

Marion Gibbs, Team Leader, Homelessness Scottish Government

Councillor Cammy Day, Vice Convener Health, Wellbeing and Housing Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council, Chair, Edinburgh Homelessness Forum and Chair, Edinburgh Empty Homes Task Force

Robert Aldridge, Chief Executive, Homeless Action Scotland

Fiona Morrison, Director of Housing, Hillcrest Housing Association

Martin Smith, Private Sector Access Manager, Perth and Kinross Council

Cathie Fancy, Group Manager, Housing Strategy and Services, Scottish Borders Council

The Benefits of Attending this conference for you will be:

• Gain advice and guidance from the Scottish Government on the provision of settled accommodation and support available

• Take part in an interactive discussion and take away practical advice on how to prepare for the changes to the welfare system

• Discover an innovative approach to dealing with homelessness and learn how to centralise services to prevent people becoming homeless

• Explore the benefits of establishing proactive partnerships with the PRS
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020 7960 7719

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