At the end of January 2021, we welcomed Edinburgh as the 23rd location to join Street Support Network.
Fiona Cuthill, Academic Director, Centre for Homeless and Inclusion Health at the University of Edinburgh has been part of the team to set up Street Support in Scotland’s capital. At the launch of Street Support Edinburgh, Fiona spoke to existing members of the Network to find out about their experience of being part of Street Support and how it’s helped in their cities.
After speaking with Alistair from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP), Paul from Southampton and Matt from Cambridgeshire, a common theme that was shared from all three locations was ‘Partnership Working’. A clear benefit in being part of the Network is that it encourages statutory and charitable organisations to work more collaboratively, which has a positive impact across the board.
Fiona was delighted with what our current members shared and agreed that ‘Street Support Edinburgh is a great opportunity for us as a University to build on our existing community networks and to work together to help to reduce homelessness in our city.
To find out specific feedback about the locations experience of being part of the Network, please do watch the video.