Blog: Working together to end homelessness

In a guest blog for homelessness charity Cyrenians, Dr Ligia Teixeira outlines why Crisis believes that improving outcomes at scale requires a new approach.

Published 15 November 2017

Blog: Progress of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group

Jon Sparkes details the second meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group which focussed on solutions to help more rough sleepers this winter as well as longer term goals.

Published 7 November 2017

Volunteers sought to give Christmas lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling for dedicated volunteers to help bring its temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

Published 25 October 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness in Scotland

Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 9 October 2017

England: 'Forgotten homeless' being denied access to housing

Thousands of people in England are "trapped in a cycle of homelessness" due to a lack of affordable and accessible housing, homelessness charity Crisis has said.

Published 6 October 2017

Members of expert group on homelessness revealed as work begins in earnest

A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

Published 5 October 2017

Blog: Ending homelessness in Scotland: Good is no longer good enough

A new bold ambition to end rough sleeping and dramatically reduce the use of temporary accommodation is a welcome and exciting development in Scotland. Ligia Teixeira reflects on how we can best ensure that vision is translated into reality.

Published 5 October 2017

Crisis launches major consultation on ending homelessness

National charity for homeless people Crisis is running a major consultation as part of its 50th anniversary year to develop a plan to end homelessness.

Published 2 October 2017

Call to limit use of unsuitable temporary accommodation to seven days for all homeless people

Living in unsuitable temporary accommodation, such as B&Bs, for long periods of time is destructive, demoralising and prevents people moving on from homelessness, according to a new report.

Published 28 September 2017

Crisis chief executive to chair homelessness and rough sleeping action group

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has revealed further details of a new short term action group which will identify the actions needed to end rough sleeping in Scotland, including its new chair.

Published 20 September 2017

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