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All in for Change

All in for Change

All in for Change

All in for Change is an inclusive programme using a collaborative effort to end homelessness in Scotland. The programme is driven by a Change Team of people from across Scotland - experts in what homelessness looks like on the ground, for those most affected by it. The team, made up of Change Leads, bring together diverse knowledge from people with recent experience of homelessness and those working in a frontline role.

The Change Team’s recent work to influence change in Scotland has included:

  • Shaping the design of proposed new legal duties to prevent homelessness in Scotland, feeding into the Prevention Review Group and recommending how the duty would be best implemented.
  • Meeting with Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, to discuss the impact of a new National Care Service on people experiencing homelessness.
  • Feeding back the changes we want to see to the Committee for Health, Social Care and Sport as part of their Health Inequalities Inquiry

You can read our regular briefings and reports to the Scottish Government’s Homelessness Prevention Strategy Group here.

Find out more by exploring the information below.


We were formed as a result of the Ending Homelessness Together Plan (2018) which included recommendations to end homelessness in Scotland and involve lived experience in policy development.

We use easy language and a very informal working approach to bridge the gap between policy, planning, and action on the ground.

We are represented on the Scottish Government’s Homelessness Prevention Strategy Group (HPSG) where we are invited to present a report outlining our learning and knowledge from the ground.

The programme is led by 3 organisations: Cyrenians, Homeless Network Scotland and Scottish Community Development Centre. Each organisation brings different expertise to help deliver the work, and the programme is underpinned by the principle of co-production.

Hear the Change Leads tell you about the Change Team in their own words...

4 New Directions to End Homelessness

Our work is guided by what we call our 4 New Directions which are the recommendations from the Ending Homelessness Together Plans (2018, 2020) condensed into 4 clear, accessible messages.

Our 4 new directions are:

  • People First – Taking a more person-centred approach to supporting the social, mental and physical wellbeing of individuals, giving people more choice and control
  • At Home – Everyone has a right to settled, good quality, mainstream housing as quickly as possible
  • No Wrong Door – Stronger coordinated working between different services, with clearer pathways for those most at risk and no-one being turned away
  • Good Vibes – Focusing on people’s strength’s and abilities, creating positive environments in our services and helping others to understand and be compassionate about people going through tough times