Homelessness

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Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland on this year’s Social Media Santa campaign It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or at least it will be soon. With Christmas offers starting to appear in the shops, and memes on Facebook telling us how few Fridays are left before the big day, our attentio

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The Rock Trust has hailed the Scottish Government’s plans to invest an additional £55 million into affordable housing as a “step in the right direction”. The Local Affordable Rented Housing Trust will provide up to 1,000 affordable homes from the Scottish Government funds along with matched p

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Volunteer Neale Bothwell and shop manager Kylie Cooney wear some of the donations made to Shelter Scotland shop An Aberdeen charity shop has joined the ranks of high-fashion retailers in the city after a generous mystery donor handed over designer clothes worth thousands of pounds.

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(l to r): Back row: Paul Ainsworth and Gary Whyte (co-team leaders at the project), Morag MacLeod, key worker. Front row: Service user Charles Wilson (yellow t-shirt), Key worker Bryan Kerr, and service user Andrew Curley A unique West Dunbartonshire homeless project has supported more than 100 peop

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Staff from Forth together with other participants celebrate completing Firewalk. Staff from Forth Housing Association took part in a charity firewalk by walking barefoot across a bed of burning coals (600-800 degrees fahrenheit) and managed to raise over a £1000 in the process.

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Not-for-profit sandwich shop chain Social Bite has launched what is thought to be the first “selfless” loyalty card which will see homeless people given free food. Instead of regulars being given a free coffee after five visits and a half price lunch after 10, a homeless person will be given a f

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The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 626 in a year, official figures have shown. The quarterly Homelessness in Scotland bulletin from Scotland’s Chief Statistician found that 4,896 children were in temporary accommodation on 30 June 2015 – an increase of

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A hostel for homeless people in Edinburgh has been given the highest grading of Excellent following a recent unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate. Dunedin Canmore’s Harbour Hostel was given the rating for 5 out of 6 Quality Statements inspected against, with the 6th receiving a Very Goo

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A charitable Scottish sandwich business which employs people who were previously homeless has opened its fifth shop in the country. Social Bite, which donates all its profits to good causes, has pledged to support Aberdeen’s homeless community after the doors opened at the latest outlet on the cit

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Deirdre Brock MP (for Edinburgh North and Leith), with Rock Trust chief executive Kate Polson (fifth from left) and charity champions from participating company Tesco (Edinburgh Broughton Road branch) Connor Blus, Susan Devine, Anna Muir and June McCoach Hundreds of people from across central Scotla

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Photo credit: Paul Bence While watching the Homeless World Cup matches taking place in Amsterdam this week, it is easy to forget that the players come from challenging environments. Often they face problems with substance abuse, violence and homelessness. The smiles on the pitch not only represent a

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