Homelessness

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Fiona Burnett with the blanket A charity shop volunteer from Prestwick who knitted almost 700 blankets to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people is urging local people to get involved with a community knitting project.

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An English local authority has come under fire for blaring bagpipe music during the night in a bid to deter homeless people from sleeping rough at a railway and bus station. The BBC reports that almost 4,000 people have signed a petition against the measure, which was introduced last month by Bourne

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National homelessness charity Crisis will be holding its annual carol service in Edinburgh on Tuesday 8 December at Canongate Kirk. The service, led by Rev Neil Gardner, will feature a festive mixture of carols, readings and personal stories from Crisis clients and staff, as well as an address by Jo

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Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has called on the Scottish Government and local authorities to use all their powers to ease Scotland's housing and homelessness crises by putting empty properties back in use.

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Celebrity Gok Wan has called on members of the public to ‘get yer baffies oot’ in a bid to raise money for Shelter Scotland to help homeless and badly housed children and their families. According to the charity, 100,000 children across Britain – almost 5,000 of them in Scotland – will go to

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Shelter is calling on the British public to take part a slippers campaign in an effort to help the 100,000 children in Britain who will wake up homeless this Christmas. On Friday 4th December, businesses across the country can support Slippers for Shelter and help tackle homelessness in three simple

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Gordon Cruden A Scottish homeless campaigner who is sleeping rough on the streets of major UK cities for a month to raise money for charity is returning to the north-east for the final leg of his tour.

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Actor George Clooney with Social Bite sandwich shop owner Josh Littlejohn and Alice Thompson Hollywood icon and humanitarian George Clooney arrived in Scotland today and visited a social enterprise sandwich shop that trains, employs and feeds local homeless people.

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Tony warming up with a free cup of tea during the Rough Sleeper Centre Crisis at Christmas From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

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Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland on this year’s Social Media Santa campaign It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or at least it will be soon. With Christmas offers starting to appear in the shops, and memes on Facebook telling us how few Fridays are left before the big day, our attentio

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The Rock Trust has hailed the Scottish Government’s plans to invest an additional £55 million into affordable housing as a “step in the right direction”. The Local Affordable Rented Housing Trust will provide up to 1,000 affordable homes from the Scottish Government funds along with matched p

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