Crisis



England: Rise in homelessness ‘likely to have been driven by welfare reforms’

A sharp increase of homelessness across England, which is costing the public purse more than £1 billion a year, is “likely to have been driven” by the government's welfare reforms, according to a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Published 13 September 2017

Fundraising gig to combat homelessness in Glasgow

Drygate Glasgow is holding a special event this month to raise money for homeless charities in our city.

Published 11 September 2017

New working group to make urgent recommendations to end rough sleeping

The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good.

Published 6 September 2017

Blog: Increasing homelessness: a perfect storm

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.

Published 18 August 2017

Homelessness in Scotland predicted to rise by over 50% by 2041

The number of people experiencing the worst forms of homelessness is expected to rise by 50% on current levels over next 25 years, according to a new report by Crisis.

Published 10 August 2017

UK news: Homelessness prevention ‘achievable’ within next Parliament

Homelessness prevention could be ‘achievable’ for some of the most high-risk groups - care leavers, prison leavers and survivors of domestic abuse - within the next Parliament, according to an All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) report.

Published 18 July 2017

Crisis launches consultation on plan to end homelessness for good

Crisis has launched a major consultation to find out what’s needed to end the worst forms of homelessness once and for all.

Published 11 July 2017

Queen’s Speech: Plan to bring English letting fees in line with Scotland

A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.

Published 22 June 2017

Crisis calls for detention and removal of migrant rough sleepers to stop

A complaint has been filed with the EU Commission against the UK government’s policy of detaining rough sleepers from the European Economic Area and sending them back to their country of origin.

Published 20 June 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness for good

Beth Reid from Crisis asks how do we prevent another 50 years of homelessness in Scotland?

Published 24 May 2017

Housing minister to turn spotlight on ending homelessness today

Scotland’s housing minister will today pledge his support to national homelessness charity Crisis as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good.

Published 15 May 2017

May and Sturgeon urge action on ending homelessness as Crisis enters 50th year

The Prime Minister and First Ministers of Scotland and Wales have pledged to work with homelessness charity Crisis as it builds its plan to end homelessness for good.

Published 20 April 2017

Suspending benefit payments ‘can lead to rent arrears and homelessness’, MPs warn

Unexplained variations in the use of benefit sanctions are “unacceptable” and must be addressed, according to a committee of MPs.

Published 22 February 2017

Blog: Has private sector regulation improved things for renters in Scotland?

By Neil Guy, policy and practice manager at Crisis Scotland

Published 27 January 2017

Minister backs call for new impact centre to improve homelessness prevention

The Scottish minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed calls from Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) for a new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.

Published 23 January 2017