National homelessness charity Crisis is today launching a series of recommendations for the next Scottish Government to follow in its continued fight against homelessness. The Manifesto to End Homelessness calls on all political parties to adopt a new cross-departmental strategy for tackling homeles
A national Health and Homelessness event is being held in Edinburgh today and tomorrow hosted by NHS Health Scotland at the Grassmarket Community Project. Attended by over 100 delegates, the event aims to bring people together from different sectors to hear from key speakers about recent research an
Women and children experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland are routinely being made homeless by the services that are meant to help them, according to Scottish Women’s Aid. The claim comes after the publication of a two-year study looking into women’s experiences of homelessness as a res
A perfect storm of cuts to local authority budgets and changes to the way temporary accommodation is funded threatens to undermine much of the progress Scotland has made on homelessness over the past decade, Shelter Scotland has warned. The charity’s warning comes ahead of its 2016 annual homeless
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Homeless people in their fifties have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes who are decades older, according to a new study. Researchers at University of California San Francisco followed 350 people who are homeless and aged 50 and over, in Oakland.
Young homeless people in Scotland are being left in temporary accommodation for up to two years while they wait for a settled home and the situation is likely to get worse, according to Homeless Action Scotland. The charity’s annual youth homelessness survey revealed that the duration that young p
The 2016 Homeless World Cup is to be held in Glasgow, it was announced yesterday. The Homeless World Cup Foundation said the seven day tournament, which will take place on George Square, will be “the most inspiring place on the planet”.
Women’s refuges in Scotland could face closure because planned changes to housing benefit would leave them with shortfalls of tens of thousands of pounds a year, Scottish Women’s Aid has warned. The charity has “serious concerns” about the impact that the proposed cap on soci
Demand for services at a homeless charity in Aberdeen has doubled over the past year due to the oil industry crisis. More than 5,000 people have relied on help from Aberdeen Cyrenians across the Grampian region over the past 12 months, particularly for food donations.
An inspection of services for children and young people in the Western Isles has identified an increase in care leavers becoming homeless due to “limited collaboration” between the authorities. Led by the Care Inspectorate, working in partnership with Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement S
A refugee support group in Dundee has transformed itself into a charity that supports people suffering from homelessness. Dundee Supports Refugees has remodelled itself as Dundee The Caring City, taking inspiration from the similarly named Glasgow organisation.