Ending Homelessness

Our collaborative plan to end homelessness in Scotland

This year Social Bite are inviting 9,000 people to Sleep Out on a cold December night. Alongside this event, Social Bite have commissioned a comprehensive study from Heriot Watt University, to be released in September, entitled 'Eradicating Core Homelessness in Scotland'. Almost every single ground level homelessness charity in Scotland as well as the Scottish Government are contributing to the study in a series of focus groups. This study will shape a plan to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. We have set an ambitious timeframe of only 5 years to solve this pressing Social Issue. With such human suffering on the streets of our small nation, it is important that we are impatient.

Below is our timeline for ending homelessness in Scotland.

Our Timeline Plan to end homelessness

Aug 2017

Initiate collaborative movement between public, homelessness sector, Scottish Government and private sector.

Aug 2017

Sep 2017

Publish Social Bite Commissioned Study "Eradicating Core Homelessness in Scotland" by Heriot Watt University. This study will give us a funding framework for ending homelessness

Almost every single ground level homelessness charity in Scotland are contributing to the study in a series of focus groups to help us shape the plan. You can download the research proposal here.

Sep 2017

Sep - Dec 2017

  • Encourage 1,000 employment pledges from private sector.

    Encourage 1,000 employment pledges from private sector.

  • Encourage 1,000 supported lodgings from private individuals,

    Encourage 1,000 supported lodgings from private individuals,

    Offering a spare room for short period of time.

  • Raise a target £4 Million for Anti Homelessness projects.

    Raise a target £4 Million for Anti Homelessness projects.

Sep - Dec 2017

Work with The Scottish Government on finding national solutions to the issue.

Sep - Dec 2017

2018

We will Invest funds raised on:
  • Housing solutions to end rough sleeping and temporary accommodations.

    Housing solutions to end rough sleeping and temporary accommodations.

  • Nationwide jobs program for the homeless.

    Nationwide jobs program for the homeless.

  • Addiction rehabilitation facilities.

    Addiction rehabilitation facilities.

  • Outreach and engagement with the homeless community.

    Outreach and engagement with the homeless community.

DOWNLOAD FULL RESEARCH PROPOSAL

2019 - 2022

Drive momentum, fundraising and action until homelessness is eradicated in Scotland for good.

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What we will invest the money raised on?

A nationwide jobs program for the homeless
A nationwide jobs program for the homeless

We will be working with private sector employers in a bid to create and support 1,000 job opportunities for Scotland’s most marginalised people.

New Housing and Accommodation Models
New Housing and Accommodation Models

Creating new housing solutions for Scotland’s homeless population, such as our Social Bite Village concept and supported lodging opportunities for a targeted 1,000 people. We will also be significantly supporting The Housing First Agenda to provide secure tenancies to those who need it

Addiction Rehabilitation Facilities
Addiction Rehabilitation Facilities

Creating new solutions to addiction in homelessness.

Social Bite Food Provision and Events
Social Bite Food Provision and Events

Your funds will help us distribute over 100,000 items of food and hot drinks out to the homeless community every year.

Social Bite

Social Bite have commissioned a comprehensive study from Heriot Watt University, to be released in September, entitled ‘Eradicating Core Homelessness in Scotland

This study will give accurate statistics of homelessness broken into Scotland’s 4 largest cities:

  • Glasgow
    Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
  • Dundee
    Dundee
  • Aberdeen
    Aberdeen

This study will give accurate statistics of homelessness broken into Scotland’s 4 largest cities:

  • Rough Sleeping
    Rough Sleeping
  • Addiction
    Addiction
  • Temporary Accommodation
    Temporary Accommodation
  • Employability and Independent Living
    Employability and Independent Living
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Research

How are we Defining Homelessness

In order to eradicate homelessness it is important to define it. Our definition of homelessness is termed "Core Homelessness"

This includes people throughout Scotland in the following situations:

  • Rough Sleeping
  • Sleeping in tents, cars, public transport
  • Squatting (unlicensed, insecure)
  • Unsuitable non-residential accommodation e.g. 'beds in sheds'
  • Hostel residents
  • Users of night/winter shelters
  • DV refuge
  • Unsuitable temporary accommodation (e.g. B & B, HMO, 'out of area')
  • 'Sofa surfing' – staying with others (not close family), on short term/insecure basis/waiting to move, in crowded conditions (not student)
Match Funding and Collaboration
Match Funding and Collaboration

Match Funding and Collaboration

We also plan to secure match funding, so that the money you raise will be matched and those additional funds will be distributed among a range of homelessness charities, all working coherently on the solutions to the issue. Full details of our collaboration partners and match funding commitments will be announced over the coming months.

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