Submission Documents: Motion by Councillor Soryia Siddique:- "Considering the current housing shortage in Glasgow, increasing homelessness and the scale of the predicted housing demand increased by accelerated decision making process for asylum applications. The Council calls for a Homelessness and Housing Taskforce to be incorporated into the Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to ensure membership of the Wheatley Group and other RSLs, the Health and Social Care Partnership, West of Scotland Housing Forum and other relevant Third Sector Partners. This Taskforce should prepare a Homelessness Action Plan to be presented to the relevant Policy Committee in early 2024. Its remit should include the evaluating the effectiveness of the joint working arrangements and procedures operating between housing associations and the HSCP Homelessness section, with a view to learning lessons to potentially optimise the process for current and future demands. Action Plan to include a feasibility study to explore alternative forms of temporary housing which could be utilised as an alternative to the current reliance on bed and breakfast providers. This could include looking at good practice elsewhere in the UK, including the consideration of relocatable, modular, and prefabricated buildings and other forms of temporary housing given the scale of potential demand. Also, to include sourcing, costing and identifying sites. Council notes the decision made by the Scottish Government to modify local authority powers under Section 33 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, removing the need for a homelessness application to have a local connection to be successful. This has not been adequately funded by the Scottish Government. It would be unacceptable for the UK Government and the Scottish Government to expect Glasgow to bear the additional projected pressures alone. The council calls on the Chief Executive to write to the UK Home Secretary and to the Scottish Government urging both Governments to work together with the local authorities affected and urgently look at how both governments can assist local authorities and HSCPs to secure the additional funding and support required." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Councillor Soryia Siddique:- "Considering the current housing shortage in Glasgow, increasing homelessness and the scale of the predicted housing demand increased by accelerated decision making process for asylum applications. The Council calls for a Homelessness and Housing Taskforce to be incorporated into the Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to ensure membership of the Wheatley Group and other RSLs, the Health and Social Care Partnership, West of Scotland Housing Forum and other relevant Third Sector Partners. This Taskforce should prepare a Homelessness Action Plan to be presented to the relevant Policy Committee in early 2024. Its remit should include the evaluating the effectiveness of the joint working arrangements and procedures operating between housing associations and the HSCP Homelessness section, with a view to learning lessons to potentially optimise the process for current and future demands. Action Plan to include a feasibility study to explore alternative forms of temporary housing which could be utilised as an alternative to the current reliance on bed and breakfast providers. This could include looking at good practice elsewhere in the UK, including the consideration of relocatable, modular, and prefabricated buildings and other forms of temporary housing given the scale of potential demand. Also, to include sourcing, costing and identifying sites. Council notes the decision made by the Scottish Government to modify local authority powers under Section 33 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, removing the need for a homelessness application to have a local connection to be successful. This has not been adequately funded by the Scottish Government. It would be unacceptable for the UK Government and the Scottish Government to expect Glasgow to bear the additional projected pressures alone. The council calls on the Chief Executive to write to the UK Home Secretary and to the Scottish Government urging both Governments to work together with the local authorities affected and urgently look at how both governments can assist local authorities and HSCPs to secure the additional funding and support required.".

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Item Minute - 26 October 2023 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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