Crisis



Unsuitable temporary accommodation legislation to cover people facing homelessness

The Scottish Government is to extend a seven-day limit on unsuitable temporary accommodation to protect people at risk of homelessness.

Published 9 September 2019

Investment in housing benefit could prevent thousands from homelessness

A report released today from Crisis has indicated that investment in housing benefit would prevent thousands from becoming homeless.

Published 2 September 2019

Jon Sparkes: Historic opportunity to end homelessness in Scotland for good

One year on since the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group finalised their report, Jon Sparkes from Crisis writes about the successes so far and the actions in the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 28 June 2019

Ministers back Centre for Homelessness Impact joining What Works Network

National What Works advisor Dr David Halpern has today welcomed the Centre for Homelessness Impact as a new member of the What Works Network.

Published 3 June 2019

Edinburgh landlords ‘could hold key’ to reducing homelessness with Help to Rent initiative

The City of Edinburgh Council is working with national homelessness charity Crisis in a new partnership to unlock access to the private rented sector for homeless people across the city.

Published 31 May 2019

Homelessness Monitor report officially launched at Edinburgh summit

The third annual report of an independent study of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland was officially launched yesterday.

Published 27 March 2019

New figures take homeless death toll to 139 in 18 months

At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics.

Published 12 March 2019

Summit to launch the Homelessness Monitor Scotland 2019

Crisis Scotland is to host an event to explore the findings of the latest Homelessness Monitor for Scotland and their implications for strategic policy and practice across the country.

Published 12 March 2019

Homelessness experts urge cross-government action as homelessness reductions stall

Homelessness experts have called on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together following evidence that reductions in homelessness across Scotland have stalled.

Published 25 February 2019

Governments urged to tackle root causes of rough sleeping with more than 24,000 people facing Christmas on streets or public transport

More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend Christmas sleeping rough, on public transport, or in tents – far more than there were five years ago, according to new figures.

Published 18 December 2018

Blog: Ending homelessness together in the Scottish Parliament

As the publication of the Scottish Government’s new Action Plan for Ending Homelessness Together was debated in the Scottish Parliament last week and received cross-party backing, Jon Sparkes, Crisis chief executive and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), blogs about the significant progress that’s been made in the last 15 months.

Published 3 December 2018

Homeless people across Great Britain helped thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Vital coaching services delivered by national homelessness charity Crisis have received a welcome boost of £1,042,729 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Published 3 December 2018

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

Crisis appoints new Skylight director in Scotland

Grant Campbell has been appointed as the new Skylight director for Crisis in Edinburgh. Grant has been the chief executive of Glasgow City Mission since 2013 and will take up the position in March 2019.

Published 28 November 2018

MSPs urge government to put seven-day limit on homeless B&B use

In a week where the Scottish Government prepares to publish its action plan on tackling homelessness, a cross-party group of MSPs has called for the introduction of a seven-day limit for B&B use as temporary accommodation.

Published 26 November 2018