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).
Social Bite, the not-for-profit Scottish sandwich shop chain which George Clooney visited last month, has launched a new fundraising campaign to feed thousands of homeless people on Christmas Day and throughout 2016 – with the help of the Hollywood icon and a host of other big-name backers. During
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.
Jon Sparkes Crisis is calling for reform of how benefit sanctions work for the most vulnerable as new research by the charity reveals how the regime is leaving people homeless, hungry and destitute and making it even harder for them to find work.
Scotland’s ambitions to tackle homelessness are under threat according to a new report published today by national homelessness charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report shows 28,615 homelessness assessments by councils last year – a fall of 5 per cent on the previous year. H
Fiona Burnett with the blanket A charity shop volunteer from Prestwick who knitted almost 700 blankets to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people is urging local people to get involved with a community knitting project.
An English local authority has come under fire for blaring bagpipe music during the night in a bid to deter homeless people from sleeping rough at a railway and bus station. The BBC reports that almost 4,000 people have signed a petition against the measure, which was introduced last month by Bourne
National homelessness charity Crisis will be holding its annual carol service in Edinburgh on Tuesday 8 December at Canongate Kirk. The service, led by Rev Neil Gardner, will feature a festive mixture of carols, readings and personal stories from Crisis clients and staff, as well as an address by Jo
Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has called on the Scottish Government and local authorities to use all their powers to ease Scotland's housing and homelessness crises by putting empty properties back in use.
Celebrity Gok Wan has called on members of the public to ‘get yer baffies oot’ in a bid to raise money for Shelter Scotland to help homeless and badly housed children and their families. According to the charity, 100,000 children across Britain – almost 5,000 of them in Scotland – will go to
Shelter is calling on the British public to take part a slippers campaign in an effort to help the 100,000 children in Britain who will wake up homeless this Christmas. On Friday 4th December, businesses across the country can support Slippers for Shelter and help tackle homelessness in three simple
Gordon Cruden A Scottish homeless campaigner who is sleeping rough on the streets of major UK cities for a month to raise money for charity is returning to the north-east for the final leg of his tour.