Charities and third sector organisations working with some of the most vulnerable people in the community can now access a multi-million-pound fund backed by the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) provides finance for improving lives by backing organisati
Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has introduced a Rent Deposit Fund, which will offer non-returnable deposits to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assist them in moving into the private rented sector (PRS). The scheme has joined forces with Scottish y
Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) will hold its Event for Young People at Glasgow Science Centre tomorrow to allow Scotland's Covid generation to learn about the 'science of conflict'. Kevin Stewart, minister for mental wellbeing and social care, will open the event
The financial education charity MyBnk has expanded its youth homelessness prevention programme, The Money House, to Glasgow’s Hope Street. The five-day course, aimed at young people entering independent living, teaches 16–25-year-olds how to manage their money and maintain their tenancy.
Kingdom Housing Association has welcomed the news that its pioneering homelessness project The Naumann Initiative has been shortlisted in the CIH Scotland Housing Awards. Appearing in the ‘Excellence in Delivering Homelessness Services’ category, the Naumann Initiative aims to break the
Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust urgently need more volunteer hosts as part of their life-changing Nightstop project. Nightstop is a community hosting service that provides a safe place to stay for young people aged 16 to 25 who are at risk of homelessness. Hosts offer their spare room
On World Homeless Day (10 October 2022), people who play a role in their local community are being urged to ‘think global - act local’ to make sure everyone in Scotland has a safe place to call home. The call coincides with the launch of findings from a test-of-change programme exploring
A collection of insights into homelessness in Scotland has been published to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 2012 commitment which had set Scotland apart internationally in how seriously it took the task of ending homelessness. The 2012 commitment was the result of legislation passed by the Scot
West Lothian Council has approved plans to purchase 30 private properties which will be converted into 60 temporary sharing spaces. The sharing spaces will be used to provide temporary accommodation for local people in need of emergency or temporary housing.
Homeless Project Scotland (HPS), the charity which operates Scotland's busiest outdoor soup kitchen, has called for help to find a building as winter approaches. The charity runs a soup kitchen under a bridge in central Glasgow three nights a week, serving hundreds of meals to people experiencing ho
People who identify as LGBTQ+ in Britain are more likely to experience homelessness than their peers, but little is known about instances and experiences of homelessness among the LGBTQ+ community, according to a new report. A new publication from the Centre for Homelessness Impact looks at sex
Dundee City Council and its partners have delivered a successful third year of its Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to address homelessness, according to an updated report considered by councillors. The Covid-19 pandemic occurred just before the end of Year 1 and has had a significant impact on homel
Housing leaders from across the West of Scotland Housing Options Hub met together recently to review progress and plan for the future. After an urgent period of fortnightly collaboration at the height of the pandemic, it is the new backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis impacting on homelessness, along
The leader of Dundee City Council has encouraged people to “come out in their droves” to support the teams taking part in the Street Soccer Nations Cup. Councillor John Alexander was speaking as Street Soccer Scotland announced the 16 players that will make up the Team Scotland squad at
Grant Campbell has been appointed as Homeless Network Scotland's new head of partnerships and consulting, which is a newly created post to support a diverse network in Scotland to connect, learn and act on homelessness together. Mr Campbell joins Homeless Network Scotland from Crisis where he w