Glasgow Archives - NewStart
An innovative ‘housing first’ model to tackle homelessness has been recommended.
The report published by David Goldie of The Highland Council states that traditional models of homelessness services usually involve moving people through different temporary accommodation until they are considered to be ‘ready’ to take up a tenancy. Once in a mainstream tenancy, these people will often receive only short-term housing support.
Glaswegians are unconventional and often disrespectful of power. But can they bring together the disparate pieces of the city’s emerging alternative economy and challenge the status quo?
Test Town helps young people to try out their business ideas for real, in empty shops in towns and cities across the UK.
Glasgow is a city built by its people for its people, and a diverse range of projects are creating social and economic change there. Here’s ten of the best:
Narrative seems key to building a consensus for action. Dominant economic narratives can be easy to tell; from Tesco-isation to political nostalgia for a past. But how do we tell, coherently, the story of an alternative grassroots-driven economy? We need simpler narratives.
Here’s a challenge for our local authorities: how will they cope with the rise of accidental entrepreneurs and what does this phenomenon have to do with them anyway?