In early June, Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart, MSP asked HARSAG to reconvene in order to consider Scotland’s response to homelessness during the COVID19 pandemic. Through rapid but extensive consultation with stakeholders in June, the group looked at four questions:
- What needs to be in place right now for the ongoing emergency?
- What do we need to do so that people don’t get back to sleeping on the streets or
staying in homeless shelters?
- How can we accelerate the pace of work to prevent homelessness?
- What needs to change in the national Action Plan to end homelessness to recognise
the changing circumstances caused by coronavirus?
Scottish Government have now published the recommendations from the HARSAG.