North Lanarkshire Council sees 'substantial reduction' in homelessness presentations

A targeted and coordinated approach to support people facing homelessness in North Lanarkshire has resulted in a substantial reduction in people presenting themselves looking for accommodation over the last year.

Published 23 September 2021

Headline findings from Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder evaluation interim report

Prof Sarah Johnsen and Dr Janice Blenkinsopp provide an overview of the main findings from the first interim report of the independent evaluation of Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder programme.

Published 22 September 2021

Rowan Alba project showcases importance of creativity during Covid

A unique art project for socially isolated older people, set up by Edinburgh-based Rowan Alba, will culminate in a one-day showcase of service users’ work at the Botanics later this month.

Published 22 September 2021

Cyrenians Keeping Families Together cross-sector Advisory Board meets

The first cross-sector advisory board meeting of the Cyrenians Keeping Families Together project took place yesterday to support children to escape the cycle of homelessness and residential care.

Published 16 September 2021

First cohort of investments unveiled by homelessness charity Crisis

Two innovative, housing-related start-ups are the first companies to be invested in, and supported by, the Venture Studio from Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

Published 16 September 2021

Centre For Homelessness Impact joins forces with Comic Relief

The Centre For Homelessness Impact (CHI) has forged a new partnership with Comic Relief to accelerate its work to bring a ‘what works’ approach to ending homelessness in more communities across the United Kingdom.

Published 14 September 2021

Orkney homeless service ‘overwhelmed’ due to pandemic

Orkney Islands Council is facing significant challenges to permanently rehome households after a major rise in the number of people affected by homelessness during the pandemic.

Published 13 September 2021

Gavin Yates: The housing market is broken… we should be careful how we fix it

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates provides his take on this week's Programme for Government, in particular the proposals for rent controls.

Published 10 September 2021

England: Over 135,000 homeless households have support needs

More than 135,000 of the households in England who experienced or were at risk of homelessness during much of the pandemic also had other support needs, new UK Government statistics have revealed.

Published 10 September 2021

Thorntons Solicitors join Sir Chris Hoy and Social Bite to 'break the cycle' of homelessness

Colleagues from Scottish law firm Thorntons took part in the organised cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday to raise funds for Social Bite’s new villages, which will house and provide support to people affected by homelessness.

Published 9 September 2021

Martin Gavin: How the Programme for Government stacks up on homelessness

Martin Gavin from Homeless Network Scotland takes a closer look at the housing and homelessness elements in the Programme for Government, published on Tuesday.

Published 8 September 2021

England: Everyone In scheme risks trapping more than 9,000 people in homelessness

Over 9,000 people with the most serious support needs, such as trauma, physical and mental health problems and drug and alcohol dependencies, are at risk of being trapped in a cycle of homelessness because there aren’t enough Housing First programmes available in England to support them into a permanent home, the homelessness charity Crisis has warned in a new report published today.

Published 8 September 2021

Soldiers’ cycle challenge raises funds for homeless veterans

Three Scottish soldiers have cycled over one thousand miles to raise funds for the homeless veterans charity, Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR).

Published 7 September 2021

Homeless accommodation plans approved at former Fife hotel

Fife Council has granted a not-for-profit company planning permission to turn a former hotel in Leslie into homeless accommodation.

Published 3 September 2021

South Ayrshire Council opens door to better housing with social lettings agency

South Ayrshire Council has launched a new lettings agency to ensure everyone can access better housing.

Published 2 September 2021