The Homeless Voice Group is made up of residents and providers of temporary accommodation, and homeless support services in Perth and Kinross. Sparked by an email from The Salvation Armyís Skinnergate Lifehouse recommending the benefits of involving homeless people in implementing Perth & Kinross Councilís Homelessness Strategy, the group began life in 2010. Representatives from Skinnergate, CATH, Wellbank House, Greyfriars House, Rio and support services in the Councilís Housing & Community Care teams, have been regular attendees at meetings. Perth College, the Drug and Alcohol Team and the community dietician, have also been involved.
The meetings take place in the Gannochy Training Suite, a hidden gem located in King Edward Street. The Homeless Voice Group meets regularly and is now ready to plan other activities to allow greater involvement of people who are experiencing homelessness or who are living in temporary accommodation. If you would like to get involved please contact
The Homeless Voice Association
We have done it! For the first time in Perth and Kinross people who are experiencing homelessness or who have in the past have come together to form a constituted group who aim to achieve the following :
∑ Improvements to services for the homeless
∑ To challenge stereotypical attitudes that help create stigmas about homelessness
∑ To contribute to the prevention of homelessness
∑ To improve information about homelessness
∑ To support encourage and develop educational and purposeful activities for people who are homeless
Their inaugural AGM was held in the Salutation Hotel and was chaired by Scot Gardner who did a grand job of introducing the guest speaker, Perth and Kinross Councilís Clare Mailer who is Homeless Service Manager. Pictured are the Committee and they will working to develop their action plan to help them achieve their aims. Watch this space for their updates. If you are interested in finding out more about the Homeless Voice Association, please contact Suzie Burt on 01738 476771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site was last updated 04/08/14