Homelessness

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Martin Gavin from Homeless Network Scotland takes a closer look at the housing and homelessness elements in the Programme for Government, published on Tuesday. ‘A Fairer, Greener Scotland’ declares the bold white typeface set against blue sky in the striking cover photograph for the 2021

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Three Scottish soldiers have cycled over one thousand miles to raise funds for the homeless veterans charity, Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR). Leuchars-based Staff Sergeant Billy Henderson along with Inverness Army recruitment colleague Colour Sergeant Alfie Macdonald, and Dundee-based Sergeant L

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Fife Council has granted a not-for-profit company planning permission to turn a former hotel in Leslie into homeless accommodation. New Hope Community House Ltd had applied to transform the 15-bedroom Greenside Hotel into a new type of residential care facility that will provide treatment and c

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a new lettings agency to ensure everyone can access better housing. Through its 'Your Choice' social lettings agency, the council's focus is to help those on low incomes or people who have experienced homelessness. This fits in with its wider programme to reduce a

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Homeless Network Scotland hosted a webinar on Housing First and Harm Reduction this week to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. By bringing together a range of contributors from third sector, Health and Social Care Partnerships, the NHS and the Scottish Government, the webinar offered an oppo

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The Chain Gain team at law firm Anderson Strathern are taking part in Social Bite’s 60-mile cycling challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh taking place on September 5 in support of the charity's mission of ending homelessness and build two new Social Bite Villages.

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A new Housing First Pilot Project has been launched in Dumfries. The Housing First concept offers permanent accommodation to the most vulnerable and complexly disadvantaged people as quickly as possible and provides ongoing support to help them recover from any needs they may have, such as mental he

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Rough sleepers and other vulnerable people in Cornwall are to be housed in “sheds” due to a housing shortage fuelled by the growing number of second homes and holiday lets in the area. Cornwall residents have voiced concerns that the move risks the area being blighted by “homegrown

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Riverside Scotland has made a strong commitment to providing homes for veterans at risk of homelessness in its two newest social housing developments. The organisation – formerly known as Irvine Housing Association – is allocating more than 10% of its new homes to support veteran househo

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Starting life as a soup kitchen organised by Aberdeen University students, Aberdeen Cyrenians has spent over 50 years providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people and those in crisis in the north east of Scotland.  From these beginnings, Aberdeen 

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Cross-party MPs and national homelessness charity Crisis are today urging the UK Government to scrap the law that criminalises rough sleeping, six months after housing secretary Robert Jenrick said it should be “consigned to history”.  Already repe

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Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland calls on the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban until they can convene a short life action group on eviction protocols while we exit the COVID pandemic and return to normality. Homeless Action Scotland note that the most recent quarterly report f

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The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed more people to the health pitfalls and stigmas associated with poverty and homelessness, University of Dundee experts have told the United Nations. Academics from the University’s School of Dentistry and School of Education and Social Work have responded to a

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