In the final installment of this year’s Homeless Spotlight, Scottish Housing News talks to Crisis Skylight Edinburgh director Ann Landels. Tell us a little about your organisation and what services it provides Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with single people who are homeless and vulnerably housed and have been in the city for over four years. […]
Every January, Scottish Housing News will be running a special homeless series to highlight the important and innovative work carried out every day by charities across the country.
Previous contributors include Shelter Scotland, Homeless Action Scotland and Scottish Churches Housing Action.
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Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner. Streetyouth works with young people up to their 26th birthday who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The service aims to mitigate against the risk that young people […]
Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner. Streetwork Women’s Project (SWP) has supported women in Edinburgh who face severe and multiple disadvantage since 2006. SWP offers a range of support with issues relating to accommodation, […]
Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner. By Kenny Forsyth, CEO Streetwork Too few of us understand that people who are homeless face both a wider and a deeper set of challenges than homelessness itself. […]
The latest Homeless Spotlight participant is Rowan Alba, a charity working in Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross and Angus offering a range of services to people who are, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Now in its tenth year of independent operation, Rowan Alba has helped around 5000 people in the past decade. The charity’s […]
Scottish Churches Housing Action returns to the Homeless Spotlight to highlight Aid & Abet, its peer mentoring for people leaving prison to live in Edinburgh & Lothian. “Poachers turned gamekeepers are very useful allies,” says Bruce Budge, mentoring co-ordinator with a new project based in Edinburgh, Aid & Abet. Aid & Abet brings together an […]
Today the Homeless Spotlight falls on Ayr Housing Aid Centre, a local charity which has operated in South Ayrshire since 1987 with the primary aim and objective to provide services to homeless, those threatened with homelessness and those in housing need. Ayr Housing Aid Centre provides a range of services including, Advice, Information and […]
Today the Homeless Spotlight reveals how a trip to the Homeless World Cup turned Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke from being homeless to inspiring others into positive social change using football as a catalyst. Founder of Street Soccer Scotland, David Duke, found an opportunity through football that not only helped lift him out […]
Today the Homeless Spotlight showcases the pioneering Futures project in Edinburgh run by Craigowl Communities in partnership with Gowrie Care, both part of the Hillcrest Group. A pioneering new service that aims to improve the lives of people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness by providing skill based training has opened its […]
Today’s Homeless Spotlight article sees The Big Issue highlight the work it does, where it operates in Scotland, the problems facing many of its vendors and the benefits of selling the magazine. We have all seen a Big Issue vendor at work in cities across Scotland, with their distinctive red tabard and bundle magazines. Since […]