Engagement Timeline

  • Community Engagement Panels - December 2014

    The Commission held two discussion sessions as follow-up to the community engagement research carried out by The Poverty Alliance. These sessions, Chaired by our Commissioner Anne Jarvie, provided the commission with the opportunity to explore the impact that both poor and good quality housing can have on a person's wellbeing. These sessions captured real life profiles that were used to inform the Commission's final report.

  • Public Consultation - October 2014

    The Commission's consultation paper provided an insight into the discussions that had taken place between Commissioners over the early stages of the project. The paper offered our initial assessment of the importance of housing for general wellbeing in Scotland as well as some of our early ideas for what more might be done to help improve housing conditions and generate enhanced wellbeing in the future. 45 written responses were received, and 35 organisations were represented at our discussion events.


    View all consultation responses here.

  • The Poverty Alliance's Community Research

    In order to supplement the evidence that the Commission received from experts on housing issues in Scotland, the Commission was keen to get evidence from 'community members' with 'lived experience' and direct experience of poverty and housing issues. Views were sought from a wide range of key target groups and a series of workshop sessions and focus groups took place to allow issues to be explored in more depth.


    View the Poverty Alliance's final report here.

  • Initial call for evidence

    At the very start of the project, we invited communities and local organisations across Scotland to share their experience on how housing initiatives can be used to help improve wellbeing. The evidence submitted enabled the Commission to identify examples of good practice by residents' organisations, housing associations and local authorities.

Download final report