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.
Published 11 December 2015
The Scottish Government blazed a trail in tackling homelessness, but there is no room for complacency, writes Jon Sparkes, chief executive at Crisis.
Published 9 December 2015
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.
Published 8 December 2015
National homelessness charity Crisis will be holding its annual carol service in Edinburgh on Tuesday 8 December at Canongate Kirk.
Published 3 December 2015
From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.
Published 30 October 2015
Over the past month, the Crisis policy team has been to Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences, meeting politicians, going to fringe events and listening to debates and has been blogging about their experiences at each.
Published 28 October 2015
The UK government is to press ahead with plans requiring landlords to check the immigration status of renters despite a pilot scheme evaluation revealing the policy had an “alarming” impact on homelessness and the “potential” for discrimination.
Published 20 October 2015
The Scottish Government has today published a new bill which aims to give more security, stability and predictability to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS).
Published 8 October 2015
The home building industry in Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to follow Prime Minister David Cameron in acting boldly to help meet the home owning aspirations of the majority of Scots.
Published 8 October 2015
The number of households accepted as homeless across England has increased by five per cent, according to official figures.
Published 24 September 2015
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
Published 1 September 2015
By Beth Reid, policy manager at Crisis Scotland
Published 27 August 2015
New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.
Published 11 August 2015
Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
Published 4 August 2015
Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis.
Published 30 July 2015