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Equality in Housing

Equality in Housing

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Equality in Housing is a collaborative podcast between CaCHE and Housing Options Scotland. Our podcast hears stories from those working in housing, or housing related services, from people who have experienced barriers accessing housing of their choice and those doing research in under-investigated areas to really show the important role that accessible, inclusive housing can play in people's lives and to help inspire others who want to make a change for more positive housing futures for all.
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LGBTQ+: With Janice Stevenson, LGBT Youth Scotland

Equality in HousingFeb 23, 2023

Housing and Care Experienced People: with Megan Moffat, Who Cares? Scotland
Sep 21, 202332:11
Ethnicity and Homelessness: with Amy Rich, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights

Ethnicity and Homelessness: with Amy Rich, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights

In this episode, we talk to Amy Rich, Communities and Campaigns Officer for the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights. We talk to Amy about their recent report on Ethnicity and Homelessness, and the rates and unique causes of homelessness for Ethnic Minorities in Scotland. She talks about the need for more research and data around this topic, and the need to include people living in these communities in academia. Podcast notes:

  • CRER: Ethnicity and Homelessness in Scotland -

Aug 10, 202325:20
Trauma Informed Practice in the Community: with Anthony Morrow, Sanctuary Scotland
Jul 06, 202338:51
Sexuality, Gender Identity and Data: with Michael Sanders
Jun 08, 202338:22
Downs Syndrome and Independent Living: with James and Liz
May 04, 202325:29
Older People & Ethnic Minorities: with Rohini Sharma Joshi OBE

Older People & Ethnic Minorities: with Rohini Sharma Joshi OBE

In this episode we speak to Rohini Sharma Joshi. Rohini is an experienced equalities consultant who has been a prominent figure in Scottish Housing for over 30 years, and was awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Years Honours list. We spoke to Rohini about the barriers ethnic minority older people face around housing, and how research, both existing and future, can improve their ability to access and meaningfully engage services.

Mar 30, 202339:06
Learning Disabilities: With Charlie McMillan, SCLD
Mar 09, 202339:05
LGBTQ+: With Janice Stevenson, LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBTQ+: With Janice Stevenson, LGBT Youth Scotland

In this episode we talk to Janice Stevenson. Janice is a Development Officer at LGBT Youth Scotland. LGBT Youth Scotland is a youth work service, providing youth groups for LGBT young people across Scotland. Janice’s work focuses on influencing policy in Scotland for LGBT youth populations.

In this conversation we discuss discrimination in housing for LGBT people, challenges with people not recognising their own rights to housing and issues with gatekeeping in accessing services. We explore research and data in this area, and the conversation raises issues that we know many organisations face, which is a lack of data to help providers deliver appropriate services.

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  • Youth Commission on Housing and Homelessness -
  • Albert Kennedy Trust -
  • LGBT charter -
  • UK Centre for Homelessness Impact -
Feb 23, 202347:59
Domestic Abuse: With Kelly Henderson, Addressing Domestic Abuse
Feb 09, 202351:12
Veterans: With Dr Steve Rolfe, Stirling University

Veterans: With Dr Steve Rolfe, Stirling University

In this episode, we speak to Dr Steve Rolfe about the experiences of veterans when accessing housing and veterans’ homelessness and the work Steve has done to create the Veteran’s Homelessness Prevention Pathway. The conversation explores the current debates in veterans’ housing in the UK, and explores some of the challenges that research has highlighted and we talk more about the need for continued research in this space, with a particular focus on the diversity of veterans – a space that for lots of reasons, has been problematic in the context of the military.

Steve is a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Stirling whose research focus is around housing, particularly exploring access to housing for disadvantaged groups, how people make a home and the way in which policy and practitioners can help people to sustain their tenancies.

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  • Steve’s Stirling University profile:
  • Veteran’s Homelessness Prevention Pathway:
Jan 12, 202337:47
Disability: With Moira Bayne, Housing Options Scotland
Dec 15, 202248:24


In this episode, your hosts Dr Gareth Young and Pedro Cameron discuss the origins of the project, and why it's important for the sector be discussing and researching Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion in housing and homelessness, and why it's essential for the stories of those affected are shared and listened to every step of the way.

Dec 01, 202218:41