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Housing & Homelessness 2022-25

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You can read data about Housing and Homelessness in Midlothian here


Prevention & Early Intervention

  • Improve advice & support to people at risk of homelessness.
  • Offer increased housing choice and options
  • Reduce unmet specialist housing demand
  • Increase awareness of Extra Care Housing to public & professionals
  • Enable individuals & their families to make decisions regarding their long term care and support 

Support & Treatment

  • Increase the number of people accessing support in temporary accommodation
  • Increase choice and control for recovery from substance use 
  • Improve support for people who are homeless with complex and multiple needs
  • Reduce avoidable hospital admissions / delayed discharges
  • Enable people to live independently 

Crisis & Emergency

  • Reduce drug related deaths and non-fatal overdoses in supported temporary accommodation
  • Make best use of available housing resources