Nicola Sturgeon 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.
New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis. However, the report warns that welfare reforms and cuts introduced by the UK government risk undermining any progress achieved, while the Renting Homes (Wales) Bill cur
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. The findings, from Single homelessness in Sco
Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study. Researchers in the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York used scenarios based on large scale studies of homeless adults across Britain, to
Glasgow City Council has told Scottish Housing News that it “fully acknowledges” people have had to be turned away from its homelessness services as it struggles to deal with a “logjam” in temporary accommodation. Following an undercover investigation by The Evening Times, which found as man
The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction. The bill aims to make home ownership an attainable aspiration and contains further measures to deliver an extra 200,000 new homes through the new S
The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing. The ruling means single homeless people will no longer have to prove they are more vulnerable than 'an ordinary street homeless person' in
'We need at least 10,000 new socially rented homes a year' - Graeme Brown The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.
A report into benefit sanctions by homelessness charity Crisis has revealed a postcode lottery where people are more likely to be penalised than others.The report found significant variations in sanction rates in different parts of the UK with Aberdeenshire and Clackmannanshire among the areas where