News and blogs

State of Hunger

Yesterday The Trussell Trust published I-SPHEREs year 1 report on the State of Hunger research project. The State of Hunger is methodologically the most wide-ranging and robust inquiry into drivers of hunger in the country so far.  This is the  first annual report of the 3-year study. From the start, the study has been designed […]


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Autumn News from I-SPHERE

It’s been a busy few months for I-SPHERE.  Here is a round up of what the team have been involved in and new projects underway. Appointments Professor Morag Treanor been appointed as a Commissioner on the Scottish Government’s Poverty and Inequality Commission. Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick is to chair a Homelessness Prevention Working Group, supported by […]


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Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick to chair Homelessness Prevention Group

Today (Tuesday 8 October) the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, announced the Government’s commitment to develop a legal duty for local authorities to prevent homelessness, creating a working group to develop recommendations around this duty. The expert working group will be chaired by I-SPHERE Director Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick.  It will […]


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Overcoming barriers to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness

I-SPHERE Professor Sarah Johnsen describes how a flexible and relational approach helps to overcome many of the barriers that homeless people face when accessing healthcare.  As policy interest in inclusion health has escalated, there has been increased recognition that existing healthcare services often fail to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness.  A recent independent […]


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1 in 28 adults in Scotland experience extreme disadvantage each year

I-SPHERE research Hard Edges Scotland, commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust, has been launched today. Hard Edges Scotland highlights the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage. The research found that almost 200,000 adults in Scotland experience at least one form of extreme disadvantage each year, including homelessness, substance dependency and […]


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I-SPHERE research launches this week

Yesterday I-SPHERE presented at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Knowledge Exchange Hub Stakeholder Engagement Event in Belfast. The audience was made up of key representatives across the statutory, voluntary and academic sectors. Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick presented findings of work with Dr. Peter Mackie, Cardiff University and Dr.Jenny Wood of I-SPHERE on ‘Homelessness […]


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Opportunities to study and work with I-SPHERE

We are currently advertising two fantastic opportunities to work and study with I-SPHERE Oak Foundation internship Applications are open until 10th June for our next Oak Homelessness Research intern.   The internship is for early career researchers to undertake a 6 month paid independent research project in the field of homelessness supported by the I-SPHERE […]


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