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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17550: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has evaluated the impact of the £328,000 allocated to tackling rough sleeping and, if so, when it will publish its findings.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 25 July 2018

An independent review of the impact of the winter initiative has been commissioned by Simon Community Scotland, Edinburgh Streetwork and Aberdeen Cyrenians and is due to report later in July. The Scottish Government will review this along with other reports from organisations involved in delivering the immediate actions recommended by the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to combat rough sleeping last winter, and will provide an additional summary report to inform key actions for next winter and beyond as part of our plans to eradicate rough sleeping and end homelessness.