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CHOICE: No Choice Without Options, No Options Without Choice

October 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - October 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

CHOICE: No Choice Without Options, No Options Without Choice

For live conference programme > https://homelessnetwork.scot/events/

Choice. From the housing we want to live in, to the area we want to settle, to the support we want to tap into.

Three questions matter:

• How can we ensure real-world options match the policy ambition?
• How do people exercise choice and control when options are sometimes limited?
• How do we enable informed choices, not enable others to make a choice for us?

It’s not an exaggeration to say Scotland has some of the best housing and homelessness policies in the world. From the ground-breaking 2012 target (giving everyone a right to housing) set in motion in 2003. To the rapid rehousing policy objective of 2018 and forethought of Housing to 2040. And to new and imminent policy – around prevention duties, unsuitable accommodation, eviction protocols and rent controls.

But how do we reach a place where great policy works – every time, and for every person? For a sector with this ambition, choice is the core principle that will lead us through the dilemmas and debates about what options are ‘right’ for whom, and in which circumstances. And what options are available, where and how quickly – while continuing to call for and create the options we need.

Choice is a fundamental aspect of our wellbeing and our belief in our ability to shape our own lives. This year’s conference will explore choice – and real-world options – and invite you to help shape what matters most, exploring:

• Housing Choice
• Support Choice
• My Choice

Because there’s no choice if there’s no options. And there should be no options, without choice.


October 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am
October 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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Homeless Network Scotland
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