Homelessness services and legislation examined by Committee

06 June 2016

The Communities and Local Government Committee hears from those who have experienced homelessness and Heriot-Watt University academics as part of their inquiry into the causes and the effectiveness of work undertaken to address homelessness.


Monday 6 June 2016, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 4.00pm

  • Mateasa Grant,  Crisis 'mystery shopper'
  • Daisy-May Hudson,  director of 'Half Way' film
  • Ross Symonds,  author of 'Homeless in Bristol' blog

At 4.45pm

  • Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Heriot-Watt University
  • Professor Sarah Johnsen, Heriot-Watt University

Purpose of session

The first half of the session covers: 

  • first-hand experience of engaging with homeless services and trying to find secure accommodation

The second half of the session covers:

  • England’s homelessness legislation and whether any lessons could be learned from Scotland, Wales and elsewhere in Europe

Further information

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