Homelessness charity Cyrenians has launched their summer ‘Food That Goes Further’ appeal which calls on individuals to pledge regular support to their community food projects to ‘help make sure that no one goes hungry’. A large part of the charity's work includes its communit
Temporary measures to protect people experiencing homelessness from coronavirus have been extended for three months. The Unsuitable Accommodation Order, which came into power in 2014, has protected pregnant women and families with children who are homeless from being accommodated in hotels or B&
The Covid crisis has shown that Scotland can end homelessness and rough-sleeping in two years, writes Scottish Conservatives' social justice, housing and local government spokesperson Miles Briggs. The Scottish Parliament elections, at the beginning of this month, already feel like a long
Crisis has urged MSPs from across the political spectrum to work together, to make this the parliament of prevention and help end homelessness in Scotland. The charity welcomed a commitment to tackling rough sleeping in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s statement on her government’s prior
Homeless Network Scotland helps grow the policy and system change needed to resolve homelessness in Scotland. It connects people and places, learning from evidence and shared experiences and acting on what works and what matters. Chief executive, Maggie Brünjes, with an open letter to the
In the past year, Cyrenians’ FareShare depot based in Leith has distributed 1,800 tonnes of food to charities and community groups across Central and South East Scotland – the equivalent of creating over 4.2 million meals, and a three-fold increase on previous year. Cyrenians tackles the
Research for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland shows 1.5 million adults in Scotland (36%) are currently struggling with the condition, security, suitability, or affordability of their home, or been discriminated against while trying to find it. Around 3%, representing more than 130,0
Homelessness charity Rowan Alba is appealing for local volunteers to support its CARDS befriending service which works with people across Edinburgh, providing vital support and social contact to reduce isolation. The Community Alcohol Related Damages Service (CARDS) was set up by Rowan Alba in 2010.
The Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness (GAEH), a unique collaboration that aims to eradicate homelessness in the city, has created an Advisory Council with experts from public health, social policy, housing and the built environment.
Plans to convert a Fife hotel into a hostel for people affected by homelessness and substance misuse have been submitted to Fife Council. If approved, the Greenside Hotel in Leslie will provide a safe place to stay, while offering counselling and other services.