Homelessness Partnership - Stirling

The Partnership

Stirling’s Homelessness Partnership is a multi-agency working group which seeks to prevent and address homelessness.  Members particularly support the following priorities:

  • The need to investigate and develop housing and support initiatives to address the requirements of challenging individuals and groups,
  • The need to reduce barriers between agencies and Council departments and increase effective joint working,
  • The need to actively help partners to maintain and develop effective services, including assistance to secure funding where possible, and
  • The need to monitor the impact of welfare reforms and, if necessary, consider changes to service delivery in order to mitigate the effects on homeless households.

The current membership of the Partnership is as follows:

  • John Cameron (Chair), Forth Housing Association  
  • Brian Telfer, Tenant Representative
  • Billy McMurray, Salvation Army
  • Carol Hamilton, Stirling Council Housing Services
  • Coreen McNeil, Stirling Council Housing Services
  • Diane Connock, Stirling Advice Partnership 
  • Emma Thomson, Loretto Care
  • Evelyn Mathershaw, Paragon Housing Association
  • Isobel Anderson, University of Stirling
  • Jackie Leeds, Rural Stirling Housing Association
  • James MacDonald, Stirling Council, Social Services
  • Joseph Hamill, NHS Forth Valley
  • Jessica Lindohf, Stirling Women’s Aid
  • Lesley McAleenan, Community Resources Network Scotland  
  • Linda Sterry, Start-Up Stirling
  • Mark MacKay, Department of Works and Pensions
  • Rozi Purdy, NHS Forth Valley
  • Sharon Hossack, Stirling Council Housing Services
  • Gavin Kennedy, Stirling Council Housing Services

Stirling Council participates in the Tayside, Fife and Central Housing Options Hub.  The Hub has a website which contains details of a range of organisations and projects providing services for homeless households. 
Write to: Stirling Homelessness Partnership, Housing Services, Allan Water House, Kerse Road, Stirling, FK7 7SG