Homeless Action Scotland

Garry Burns: Engaging people with lived experience of homelessness

Homeless Action Scotland’s Garry Burns calls on individuals with lived experience to get involved with the Scottish Government’s homelessness consultations with a pledge to offer support to anyone who requires it.

Published 18 July 2019

Gavin Yates: It’s time for investment in ending homelessness - not brutal cuts

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates on the impending cuts to homeless services in Glasgow.

Published 15 July 2019

‘Significant’ change in public perceptions required to make progress on homelessness

Scotland’s membership organisation for homelessness today called for a ‘national conversation’ to address public perceptions of the causes and realities of homelessness.

Published 28 February 2019

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

Scotland ‘must grasp the nettle’ to end homelessness, conference to hear

Scotland’s national membership charity for homelessness is to convene a conference in Glasgow today by calling for a “concerted and on-going national commitment” to end homelessness.

Published 16 November 2017

Homeless charity calls for ‘urgent’ national rough sleeping audit

Scotland’s homelessness membership organisation Homeless Action Scotland has called for a national audit of rough sleeping as it released new recommendations around health and multiple exclusion homelessness.

Published 2 October 2017

Charities join forces to tell Holyrood committee that homelessness is ‘Far From Fixed’

Homeless Action Scotland (HAS) has today announced its support for Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign ahead of the two organisations giving evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee on homelessness.

Published 27 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

Scottish charities call for halt to roll-out of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2017

End of an era at Homeless Action Scotland

Scotland’s national membership organisation for homelessness has announced a significant change as chief executive of almost 20 years Robert Aldridge retires from Homeless Action Scotland.

Published 8 August 2017

Homeless charity to use student’s dissertation to help vulnerable people

The dissertation of a University of Dundee Community Learning and Development student could soon be used to help improve the lives of vulnerable drug users.

Published 22 June 2017

Homeless Action Scotland raises concerns over ‘misguided’ Glasgow begging survey

A homelessness charity has criticised a survey which aims to gather the public’s opinion over begging in Glasgow city centre and warned it could lead to homeless people being further stigmatised.

Published 13 May 2016

Homeless youths caught in temporary accommodation ‘limbo’ for up to two years

Young homeless people in Scotland are being left in temporary accommodation for up to two years while they wait for a settled home and the situation is likely to get worse, according to Homeless Action Scotland.

Published 19 February 2016

Six-month tenancies plan ‘could force women to stay in abusive relationships’

The Scottish Government has been urged to scrap plans for a six-month initial tenancy period for private landlords over fears it could force victims of domestic violence to stay in abusive relationships.

Published 4 February 2016