Shelter Scotland has declared a brand new two-year job to enable organisations working on the frontline with individuals experiencing homelessness.

Because of funding from the Legal Education Foundation, Shelter Scotland’s professional team will offer support and training, with a strong emphasis on making sure that the rights of individuals experiencing homelessness are respected.

The undertaking, which launches publicly on 28 April, will provide a string of lawyer-led workshops, online resources and learning. It is going to also be convening a professional forum, creating an area for partner organisations across Scotland to develop and share knowledge and expertise of the issues affecting individuals in their own regions with a view to learning from one another and developing best practice.

Alison Watson, manager of Shelter Scotland, stated:”While Scotland has some of the most effective legal protections for individuals experiencing homelessness from the world, the truth is that all too frequently we must step in to guarantee those rights have been respected. Lately we’ve seen remarkable advancement, especially on rough sleeping and we would like to be sure the progress made throughout the pandemic is continuing.

“To do so, we will need to better equip individuals working in front with those most needing to know that their legal rights and program of homelessness lawenforcement. With better understanding and confidence to browse the displaced legal system, frontline personnel could be empowered to encourage their customers to attain better results.”

Ms Watson added:”A discussion will bring together representatives from businesses throughout Scotland to discuss their expertise, develop best practice and learn a thing or 2 about tactical lawsuit.