A total of 401 people came through the doors of Glasgow City Mission’s Overnight Welcome (OWC), which ran from 1 December 2021 until 31 March 2022, new figures have revealed.
The Big Issue Group (TBIG) has hit a breakthrough of equipping 1,000 of its vendors with contactless technology via the Zettle by PayPal card reader, marking a 68% increase since this time last year. In addition, it is quickly fast-tracking to its goal of enabling all 1,500 vendors to become cashles
National homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has launched a new appeal highlighting the impact rapidly rising living costs are having on the individuals and communities they support. The charity reports that many of the people who use their services are facing impossible choices every day,
Housing Options Scotland is marking a year since the launch of its Homeless Housing Options (HHO) service by reflecting on what it has learned.
Homelessness charity Social Bite is currently being investigated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), according to reports. The regulator has confirmed that an investigation has been launched after receiving complaints about the charity.
A new survey carried out for Shelter Scotland has shown that housing is among the top priorities for people in Scotland.
Councils have absolute duty to provide suitable temporary homeless accommodation, Court of Session finds
The Court of Session has ruled that local authorities are under an absolute legal duty to provide suitable temporary accommodation for homeless households in Scotland, that must meet the needs of disabled children.
Barratt Developments Scotland - which includes Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Oregon Timber Frame Ltd – is donating £50,000 to charities fighting homelessness across Scotland. Five charities spanning the length and breadth of Scotland have received a share of the funds, which will
Glasgow-based Kindness Homeless Street Team, founded by Laura McSorley, has received a helping hand from Cala Homes (West) after being awarded £1,500 as part of the homebuilder’s Community Bursary initiative. The organisation, known for its soup kitchen at George Square, also provides fo
Heriot-Watt University has published the results of the first international initiative to end street homelessness which revealed Glasgow's success in reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness living on the streets of the city.
People threatened with homelessness should be able to get help earlier, up to six months before they are forced from their homes, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and homelessness charity Crisis has found. With the Scottish Government and COSLA’s joint consultation on homelessn
Homelessness charity Social Bite has announced that its major fundraising event, Break the Cycle, will take place this year with Sir Chris Hoy on Sunday 4th September. The event is a cycling challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh for all abilities with Sir Chris leading the riders.
Homelessness is perceived as a serious problem by the public who expect it to get worse and are supportive of a range of policies designed to address it. However, between 2020 and 2021 there was a trend towards weakening concern and sympathy towards those it affects.
Scotland’s Housing First Conference takes place on Thursday 31 March in person once again and highlights conditions needed across health, housing, justice and social care to ensure that Housing First is successful as it scales up in most Scottish council areas. Firmly established as national p
Homeless Project Scotland has warned that it is having to consider closing its soup kitchen and outreach services after a fine was issued for the charity's use of a van on a Glasgow city centre street.