Initiatives being undertaken by The Highland Council to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of homeless people have been warmly welcomed by members of the local authority’s community services committee. The Temporary Accommodation Re-Provisioning Project aims to reduce the use of leased pri
Three homelessness charities are calling for action from the next Scottish Government as new figures show that demand for winter shelters in Glasgow and Edinburgh rose sharply in 2015/16. Crisis, Glasgow City Mission and the Bethany Christian Trust are raising the alarm after demand for their respec
BBC current affairs programme Scotland 2016 held a housing debate last night ahead of next week’s election for the Scottish Parliament. The panel was made up of the SNP’s Alex Neil, Katy Gordon from the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Douglas Ross from the Scottish Conservatives, the Scottish Greens
Nicola Sturgeon The SNP has unveiled plans for 50,000 new affordable homes, a Warm Homes Bill to help tackle fuel poverty and a social security system based on dignity and respect should it win the upcoming Holyrood election.
Glasgow’s George Square is to be transformed into a stunning arena with three football pitches and seating for 3,500 spectators when it plays host to the Homeless World Cup later this year. From 10-16 July a total of 48 men’s and 16 women’s sides will participate in a week-long celebration in
Legal interventions by Govan Law Centre (GLC) have secured homes for 198 rough sleepers at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter. A detailed report on GLC’s partnership work with the Glasgow City Mission’s Winter Night Shelter is currently being prepared but the organisation has released some of the
Norman Hampshire A proposal to increase the number of properties used to provide temporary accommodation has been approved by East Lothian Council.
Students from Robert Gordon University aim for top marks in charity fashion challenge A group of first year students from Robert Gordon University are hoping to score top marks by raising money and awareness for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.
Scottish law firm Burness Paull has announced it is the official sponsor of Team Scotland at this year’s Homeless World Cup.
New Scottish Government figures show local authorities received 7,600 applications for homelessness assistance during October-December 2015, around 5 per cent lower than in the same period in 2014. However, the number of children living in temporary accommodation rose by 13 per cent to 4,876 as of 3
The Marie Trust, the charity that provides crisis intervention for people sleeping rough in Glasgow, has announced it will hold its first ‘sleep rough for one night so other people don’t have to’. The ‘sleep rough night’ will be held in Skypark’s car park on Friday 20th May 2016 and the
Beth Reid Crisis Scotland policy manager, Beth Reid, on the charity’s Manifesto to End Homelessness which it launched yesterday.
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