Leading homelessness charities, academics and people with personal experience of homelessness have published ‘Platform for Change 2022’ outlining urgent priorities for the coming year to mitigate the scale and experience of homelessness during the ongoing pandemic.
Local authorities are being given an extra £16 million to help move previously homeless people out of temporary accommodation and into more settled housing. Housing secretary Shona Robison has confirmed council rapid rehousing schemes will get £8m in each of the next two years.
Around 227,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness including sleeping on the streets, being stuck in insecure accommodation like B&Bs, or being forced to sleep in cars and sheds because they don’t have a place to call home, new research
At the age of 38, scaffolder’s labourer, Gary, has had and lost 21 tenancies. Mental health and addictions issues repeatedly saw him unemployed, destitute and sleeping rough on Glasgow’s Renfield Street.
Councils across England will be able to access £28 million to provide funding to both encourage people who are homeless to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide emergency accommodation over the winter.
Matt Downie is to take up the role of chief executive at Crisis from next year. A panel of Crisis trustees, led by the chair of trustees, Tristia Harrison, has appointed Mr Downie following an open and extensive recruitment process, involving Crisis’ clients.
Four out of 10 employers (42%) from across the UK have admitted they would likely seek to terminate an employees’ contract if they were homeless, an eye-opening new report by Crisis has revealed today.
Housing First has delivered almost 250 Glasgow tenancies for people experiencing homelessness within the city. Former bar worker, Fraser, is starting a new life in a secure settled tenancy after experiencing homelessness on and off since his teens. Four weeks ago, the 44-year-old got the keys to a f
Housebuilder Dandara East Scotland has donated £1,000 towards Social Bite’s ‘Festival of Kindness’ campaign. The Edinburgh-based homeless charity aims to provide 300,000 meals, gifts, and essential items to those in need throughout Scotland and the UK.
Homeless charity Rowan Alba has launched its annual Christmas appeal in a bid to boost the core services which reduce reliance on accident and emergency wards and shorten hospital stays. This covers their temporary accommodation, permanent supported housing, outreach services and the new Rowan Alba
South Lanarkshire Council's Housing Service has pledged to significantly reduce homelessness over the next five years. That was the headline commitment outlined to councillors on the housing and technical resources committee yesterday as part of a wider report on work to mainstream equality and dive