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One year on since the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group finalised their report, Jon Sparkes from Crisis writes about the successes so far and the actions in the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan. Twelve months ago, in June 2018, I was working closely wit

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The third annual report of an independent study of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland was officially launched yesterday. Funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Homelessness Monitor: Scotland 2019 is an account of how homelessness stands

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At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics. The deaths, which were revealed in freedom of information requests by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and reported by investigative platform The Ferret, include 22 deaths in G

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Crisis Scotland is to host an event to explore the findings of the latest Homelessness Monitor for Scotland and their implications for strategic policy and practice across the country. Cabinet secretary for communities and local government, Aileen Campbell, will respond to the findings, setting out

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Homelessness experts have called on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together following evidence that reductions in homelessness across Scotland have stalled. A new state-of-the-nation report produced by Heriot-Watt University on behalf of Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundati

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Jon Sparkes As the publication of the Scottish Government’s new Action Plan for Ending Homelessness Together was debated in the Scottish Parliament last week and received cross-party backing, Jon Sparkes, Crisis chief executive and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG)

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Grant Campbell Grant Campbell has been appointed as the new Skylight director for Crisis in Edinburgh. Grant has been the chief executive of Glasgow City Mission since 2013 and will take up the position in March 2019.

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In a week where the Scottish Government prepares to publish its action plan on tackling homelessness, a cross-party group of MSPs has called for the introduction of a seven-day limit for B&B use as temporary accommodation. In a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the MSPs suggest changing

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MPs have called on the UK Government to urgently reassess its benefit sanctions regime after a new report found that the evidence that the policy is achieving its aims is at best mixed, and at worst showing a policy that appears “arbitrarily punitive”. A Benefit Sanctions report published by the

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The National Records of Scotland (NRS) could begin to record the number of homeless deaths across the country after it pledged to conduct a review of its policy and practice. Senior figures working to tackle homelessness last month called on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently inves

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