Homeless Action Scotland

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

Housing sector raises serious concerns regarding UK Immigration Bill

Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”.

Published 22 January 2016

Views needed for Youth Homelessness Survey

There’s still time for workers and organisations involved with homeless young people to fill out Homeless Action Scotland’s annual survey.

Published 20 July 2015

Charities issue joint call for more affordable homes

Four Scottish charities have written to minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP with a joint call to set an ambitious target for new affordable homes across Scotland.

Published 26 May 2015

Homeless Action Scotland on rough sleeping and its plans for 2015

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Robert Aldridge talks to Scottish Housing News about the organisation's focus on rough sleeping.

Published 21 March 2015

Youth homelessness: Q&A with Robert Aldridge

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Robert Aldridge talks to Scottish Housing News about the particular challenges faced by young people who are homeless.

Published 21 March 2015