Amplifying the Voices of Hidden Homelessness in Scotland

Do you know anyone who has lived experience of hidden homelessness, either currently or historically who could help with some research?

RSM UK Consulting and the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot-Watt University (I-SPHERE) are currently conducting some research into hidden homelessness for the Scottish Government.

They’re looking to understand why people are hidden and the barriers to why they may not (or not wish to) seek support from local authority homelessness services. What is meant by hidden homelessness is people who are homeless according to the broad definition of homelessness used in Scotland but are not visible on the streets and/or not included in official homelessness statistics. For example, this might include sofa-surfing or living in overcrowded conditions or experiencing domestic abuse.

They are keen to speak with younger people aged 18+, who have lived experience of hidden homelessness, either currently or historically. The purpose of the interview is to understand the barriers people have faced in accessing services and their experiences of hidden homelessness. Those with lived experience who take part will receive £25 participation vouchers.

If you know anyone who would be interested in participating, please get in touch with Emma Sutton at RSMUK.

Participant Information Sheet
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