Blogs



Shelter Scotland keeping young people ‘Safe and Sound’

The aim of Shelter Scotland’s Safe and Sound service is to reduce the risk of homelessness for young people by facilitating family mediation and the safe return home for those who have run away.

Published 21 March 2015

Homeless Action Scotland on rough sleeping and its plans for 2015

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Robert Aldridge talks to Scottish Housing News about the organisation's focus on rough sleeping.

Published 21 March 2015

Youth homelessness: Q&A with Robert Aldridge

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Robert Aldridge talks to Scottish Housing News about the particular challenges faced by young people who are homeless.

Published 21 March 2015

Dunedin Canmore on its Tenancy Training Flats Project

A unique partnership project set up by Dunedin Canmore Group and Edinburgh based homelessness charity Four Square, equips vulnerable homeless young people aged 16-21 years with confidence and skills that enable them to address personal issues, take up employment & education opportunities, and importantly, manage their own tenancy.

Published 21 March 2015

Profile: Glasgow City Mission

Published 21 March 2015

Blog: Flexible, determined, client shaped approach to service

By Grant Campbell, chief executive at Glasgow City Mission

Published 21 March 2015

SeAscape: What we do

SeAscape is the shortened “user friendly” name for our charity – South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness Limited.  Since 1999 we have been helping people in South Ayrshire who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 21 March 2015

Profile: Gowrie Care

Gowrie Care is a registered charity who aim to improve the quality of the life of everyone we work with.

Published 21 March 2015

Q&A with Graeme Brown, Gowrie Care area manager

You operate in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Angus. Do the demographics differ in the issues that cause homelessness?

Published 21 March 2015

Case study: My Time at Gowrie Care

Hello my name is William Young and I am staying at South Fort Street in Edinburgh. I want to let you know a bit about me, I am 42 years old and I have been homeless from 18 years old. I have had my own places and been married for 10 years but all that ended and I became homeless. I have been in a lot of homeless places but I was not happy in any of them.

Published 21 March 2015

Blog: Sharing solutions?

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Beth Reid, policy manager (Scotland) for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, tells of how a shared private tenancy may not be the most obvious option for a single person facing homelessness, but it can offer a workable solution.

Published 20 March 2015

Blog: Homelessness and complex needs – insights from across the UK

In her guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Anna Evans (of Anna Evans Housing Consultancy), offers some insights into homelessness and complex needs from around the UK.

Published 19 March 2015