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S5W-07226: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what policy recommendations its Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group has made in the last year.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 1 March 2017

The Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group, attended by the Minister for Local Government and Housing, agrees an annual workplan.

Its current priorities include addressing the future role of temporary accommodation for homeless households and establishing joint working between health and housing services to improve outcomes for those with more complex needs.

In the past year, it has made policy recommendations on how best to address these priorities and other areas, such as the continued development of housing options approaches to prevent homelessness.