Published: 2nd Jan 2019

Homeless people in Dundee will be ‘fast-tracked’ into permanent housing to cut the amount of time they spend in temporary accommodation such as hostels. The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan has been developed jointly by Dundee City Council, the Dundee Health and Social Care partnership, registered social landlords, third sector and other partner agencies, and will be supported with £51m of Scottish Government funding. Kevin Cordell convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee said: ‘We are already one of five pathfinder councils in Scotland for the Housing First model which puts more focus on early intervention and support, finding out why people become homeless and developing ways to address that. ‘The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan takes that a stage further by acknowledging that when people do become homeless we need a partnership approach to ensuring that the time they spend in temporary accommodation is kept to an absolute minimum. ‘However when temporary … (To read the full article, subscribe below)