Human Trafficking & Exploitation

Humanitarian Protection

EU Exit


Hong Kong Welcome Hub

Scotland's Demographics

No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

Gypsy/Traveller Work

Action Areas

The Ending Destitution Strategy coordinates work under three action areas:

  1. Essential Needs

Actions are being taken to help to increase the provision of dignified access to accommodation, food and financial assistance via local authorities and the third sector, as well as removing barriers to health services including mental health provision.

  1. Advice and Advocacy

Actions are being taken to increase access to specialist advice and advocacy, including legal advice, to help people to navigate immigration and asylum systems and make informed decisions about their future.

  1. Inclusion

Actions are being taken to support inclusive approaches to the design and delivery of support, including through Scotland’s extended social security powers and employability. People with lived experience will continue to inform and shape the strategy during implementation, and the strategy will work to support inclusive community approaches.

For more information on the actions that are being taken, you can read the strategy here.