Investment in social housing targets poverty, homelessness, net-zero and education and employment, argues Homeless Action Scotland (HAS) CEO Gavin Yates. The Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review has been well picked over. Launched on June 1, it attempted to square the circle of keepi
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Homeless Action Scotland: Over 74% of people experiencing homelessness told they couldn’t afford accommodation rents
A new survey conducted by Homeless Action Scotland has revealed that 74.2% of people experiencing homelessness were advised that they would not be able to afford rent for homeless accommodation. The organisation has published the results of a survey sent out to homelessness workers, support wo
Homeless Action Scotland has launched a survey to help ascertain whether there is currently a problem for people who are in paid employment accessing homeless accommodation and services.
Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland argues that nobody who is in employment should be over-charged for homeless accommodation. As part of our work in the Scottish Parliamentary election earlier this year we called for the Scottish Government to carry out a number of actions. One of these actio
Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates provides his take on this week's Programme for Government, in particular the proposals for rent controls. The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government announced recently had many eye-catching headlines.
Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland calls on the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban until they can convene a short life action group on eviction protocols while we exit the COVID pandemic and return to normality. Homeless Action Scotland note that the most recent quarterly report f
Having previously outlined the policy proposals Homeless Action Scotland believes should be adopted by the next Scottish Parliament, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns tackles each of those in detail, beginning with the introduction of a new homelessness and housing minister.
Homeless Action Scotland communications and engagement manager Garry Burns outlines the policy proposals the charity believes should be adopted by the next Scottish Parliament.
Following the tragic news that a young man died of a drug overdose days after leaving his rehabilitation placement, Homeless Action Scotland communications and engagement manager Garry Burns offers a practical housing solution to help prevent similar deaths from happening in the futur
With Homeless Action Scotland invited to submit evidence at stage one of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns outlines the charity's concerns in relation to the housing and homelessness element of the legislation.
In the wake of a further extension to the ban on evictions, Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates argues that increased government support for those with a genuine reason for an inability to pay rent should be embedded in law. Everyone at Homeless Action is delighted to see the eviction ban
Youth homelessness is almost invisible to the public therefore only true radical change can bring it to an end for good, writes Homeless Action Scotland.
Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates reports back from the Homeless Prevention Strategy Group (HPSG) and warns that despite worrying homelessness statistics this year, potentially yet more bad news is on the horizon.
Proposed funding cuts that will close five of Glasgow’s eight Citizens Advice Bureaux will cost communities millions of pounds, new analysis has revealed.
Homeless Action Scotland has launched a questionnaire to find out how people who work in the housing or homelessness sector feel about COVID-19. There is statutory guidance which dictates how organisations and staff should conduct their duties while trying to mitigate their exposure to contracting C