Homelessness

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The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed. According to quarterly data from the Scottish Government, there are now 4,923 children in temporary accommodation - an incr

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Cancer patients could be at risk of losing their homes if proposed government cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) go ahead, according to new research. Commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support and carried out by Truth Consulting, a survey of nearly 1,000 people living with cancer in Great

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A Muslim community group in Aberdeen helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures over the festive period by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless. Aberdeen Muslims, a community organisation representing those of the Islamic faith across the Granite City, managed

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An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow. Nightstop, run by charity Depaul, pairs homeless 16 to 25-year-olds with people who have offered their free bedrooms and is widely used in England, but currently has limited reach in

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Shoppers in-the-know are descending on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop this month in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters. Customers will get the chance to pick up designer bargains and collectables including famous brands such as Paul Smith, Burberry, Vivienne

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As Crisis opens its Christmas centres to an expected 4,000 homeless guests, new research by the charity reveals how one in four homeless people in the UK will spend this Christmas alone, while more than six out of ten will spend it with neither family nor friends. Drawing on a survey of more than 50

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Broadcaster Chris Evans had Social Bite staff in stitches when he filmed a Christmas message for the not-for-profit sandwich chain’s Christmas campaign. The Top Gear presenter is encouraging people to donate a fiver towards the Christmas campaign which will help feed homeless people in Scotland an

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(from left) Artist Iain Campbell, Arthur, John and Ewan Clydesdale, city centre project manager at Glasgow City Mission Thirteen men who regularly attend Glasgow City Mission's evening drop-in service have been painted as part of a modern take on the iconic Last Supper painting.

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Housing campaigners gift-wrapped a full-size affordable home in a bid to raise awareness of the plight of homeless children in Scotland this Christmas. According to charity Shelter Scotland, almost 5,000 children across the country will wake up homeless on Christmas Day – representing a 15 per cen

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Lisa Glass In 2014-15, over 65,000 different households in Scotland approached their local authority for help with housing, either through the housing options service (58,825 approaches) or the homelessness route (35,764 applications).

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Jon Sparkes At Crisis we know it is possible for homeless people to find and sustain meaningful employment, and in doing so to rebuild their lives. But new research we have published finds that the conditionality and sanctions regime instead makes it much harder for homeless people to find work.

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