Homelessness charity Cyrenians is to partner with the Women in Safe Homes fund to buy and refurbish properties to create safe homes for women who have experienced domestic abuse. The pioneering Women in Safe Homes fund was created in response to the need for safe, decent housing for women who are mo
Housing minister Paul McLennan has called on the UK Government to increase in local housing allowance rates (LHA) to avoid a surge in homelessness. Used to calculate Universal Credit payments for private tenants, LHA has been frozen in cash terms since 2020 and the freeze is due to continu
Ensuring everyone in Scotland has access to adequate housing should be put at the centre of policy-making at every level of government, according to a new call from more than a dozen organisations working across housing, homelessness, local government and the legal sector.
To mark ten years of practice, the founders of Glasgow-based architecture studio HAUS Collective aims to raise £10,000 for homelessness charity, The Marie Trust, by taking on a sponsored 532-mile bike ride from Glasgow to Berlin. The route will take HAUS directors Jim Webster and Murray Hender
Strategic communication consultancy Aspect has selected Aberdeen Cyrenians as its first Charity of the Year in what is the charity’s 55th year supporting vulnerable people in north east Scotland. The innovative partnership will see Aberdeen Cyrenians benefit from Aspect’s expertise, crea
Cala Homes (West) has made a cash donation to a major Scottish-born charity to help with its efforts to end homelessness across the city. Following Cala’s first donation of £2,000 at the start of the pandemic, the West of Scotland region is gifting a further £3,000 to Social Bite,
Homelessness charity Cyrenians has appointed John Lawrie OBE as the new chair of its board. John was an investment manager for Scottish Provident and an Edinburgh City Councillor. He was awarded the OBE in 1990 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh in 2012.
The barriers that people with disabilities face getting support and exiting homelessness, including difficulty getting a diagnosis, unsuitable environments, and a shortage of accessible housing, have been highlighted in a new report by the Centre for Homelessness Impact.
Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has partnered with Almond Housing Association to turn an out-of-use care home in West Lothian into affordable housing for young people in the community at risk of and affected by homelessness.