Crisis



Matt Downie: Strides made towards a new framework for improving homelessness prevention

Crisis director of policy and external affairs Matt Downie MBE writes about progress towards recommendations for the Scottish Government regarding wide-ranging legal requirements to prevent homelessness.

Published 21 February 2020

Crisis Scotland shines light on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans

Following the release of its new report which reviews Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans (RRTPs) from each local authority in Scotland, Grant Campbell, director of Crisis Scotland, speaks to Scottish Housing News about the research.

Published 12 February 2020

Scotland records highest rate of homeless deaths in UK with 195 fatalities in a year

Scotland registered an estimated 195 deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2018, the highest rate of homeless deaths in the UK, according to new figures.

Published 5 February 2020

Government to implement final homelessness action plan recommendations this year

Efforts to eradicate homelessness will be stepped up in 2020 as all measures in the £50 million Ending Homelessness Action Plan are progressed, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 15 January 2020

Jon Sparkes: Progress made on tackling homelessness

CEO of Crisis and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group Jon Sparkes marks the progress made since the launch of the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 15 January 2020

Government lifts cap on Local Housing Allowance rates

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are to be increased to be in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate from April, the UK Government has confirmed.

Published 14 January 2020

Edinburgh jobcentre awarded homelessness support funding

An Edinburgh jobcentre is one of those to benefit from a share of a £3 million grant from the UK Government to support homeless people.

Published 14 January 2020

New report lays bare the brutal realities of ‘sofa surfing’

National homelessness charity Crisis has unearthed shocking findings about the most common yet misunderstood form of homelessness – sofa surfing.

Published 23 December 2019

Cruden Group supports drive to end homelessness with donation to Crisis

The Cruden Group, one of Scotland’s largest development and construction companies, has donated £1,000 to Crisis in Scotland this Christmas.

Published 19 December 2019

HSBC to offer bank accounts to homeless people

HSBC is currently working with charities in the UK to help homeless people who do not have permanent or fixed addresses, or photo ID, to open bank accounts.

Published 16 December 2019

Scouts Scotland to help end homelessness in new partnership with Crisis Scotland

A social impact project that aims to get scouts from across Scotland to take part in community action activities will see Scouts Scotland team up with Crisis Scotland to help end homelessness.

Published 21 October 2019

Austerity has priced Scots out of rental homes, investigation finds

A new investigation has highlighted the dearth of accommodation that families on benefits can afford in Scotland’s largest cities and in rural areas.

Published 4 October 2019

Preventing homelessness could start at primary school

Routinely talking to primary school children about homelessness could prevent such problems later in life, according to the Homeless Network.

Published 4 October 2019

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