The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £350 million will go to those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Communities secretary Aileen Campbell has announced that funding will be made available to councils, charities, businesses and community groups and designed to be f
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. The Prevention Review Group met yesterday, our third meeting since we started our work in Novemb
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. Crisis Scotland has launched a new report reviewing the plans made by
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. The Scottish Government asked some big questions of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) reflecting a
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. The change could result in 900,000 people seeing their benefits increase and will see the amount of housing benefit received by c
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. The jobcentre in Edinburgh already works alongside charity Crisis to provide aid to those experiencing homelessness.
The Cruden Group, one of Scotland’s largest development and construction companies, has donated £1,000 to Crisis in Scotland this Christmas. This latest donation demonstrates the group’s continued recognition of organisations that play a key role in tackling homelessness, with Crud
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. These accounts would be managed in HSBC branches or online.