The People’s Conference
02 February 2024
“Listen to us, we know what we need.“
The People’s Conference is organised by and for people with experience of mental health issues and this year it was all about housing and mental health. The conference report contains the voices of those that were there on the day:
“I see good friends of mine sleeping rough while fancy housing they can’t afford is built up around them”.
“Homelessness can happen to anybody, most times it’s a month away.”
The report also shows you how the day was organised and how the attendees arrived at their plans to take action. Read it here.
Housing is a Human Right
After the fantastic success of the People’s Conference and Lothian Voice’s presentation at the Thrive conference in November, the group has been busy meeting again to develop petition questions to submit to the Scottish Parliament.
The group are intending to submit questions focusing on the link between housing and mental health and how services can be improved for people. They were also very pleased to receive a response to their letter focusing on the housing crisis from the housing minister Paul McLennan, who they are hoping to schedule a meeting with in February.