Strategic communication consultancy Aspect has selected Aberdeen Cyrenians as its first Charity of the Year in what is the charity’s 55th year supporting vulnerable people in north east Scotland. The innovative partnership will see Aberdeen Cyrenians benefit from Aspect’s expertise, crea
Cala Homes (West) has made a cash donation to a major Scottish-born charity to help with its efforts to end homelessness across the city. Following Cala’s first donation of £2,000 at the start of the pandemic, the West of Scotland region is gifting a further £3,000 to Social Bite,
Homelessness charity Cyrenians has appointed John Lawrie OBE as the new chair of its board. John was an investment manager for Scottish Provident and an Edinburgh City Councillor. He was awarded the OBE in 1990 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh in 2012.
Glasgow City Mission has published a report on its Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) which ran from 1 December 2022 until 31 March 2023.
The barriers that people with disabilities face getting support and exiting homelessness, including difficulty getting a diagnosis, unsuitable environments, and a shortage of accessible housing, have been highlighted in a new report by the Centre for Homelessness Impact.
Rhona McMillan, communications manager, at the Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness, discusses the importance of language in talking about homelessness. The other week, I was delighted to be part of a panel hosted by the University of Glasgow’s Road to Home initiative on the role of language a
Jimmy Black says it’s ok for Shelter Scotland to demand the impossible. Someone has to.
Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has partnered with Almond Housing Association to turn an out-of-use care home in West Lothian into affordable housing for young people in the community at risk of and affected by homelessness.
Fresh from the Scottish Government's anti-poverty summit, Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson joins Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Black to share to what extent housing was mentioned during the event. The discussion also touches on Alison’s early career, Housing First, the Temporary Accommodatio
Stephen Boyle, the Auditor General for Scotland and Sheila Gunn, member of the Accounts Commission, have called for action on the levels of homelessness in Scotland. Having a safe, secure, affordable home is not a luxury. It’s a fundamental necessity.
An estimated 110,000 households in Scotland are on housing lists awaiting accommodation, according to figures published today in the Scottish Household Survey.
Against a backdrop of new legislation preventing homelessness in Scotland, Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is today revealing the results of a national survey of young people, parents and carers, and professionals who work with families whose arguments have the potential to
An Access through Advocacy service launched in Glasgow last year by Scottish homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has proven to be a much needed source of support for people at risk of homelessness. Access through Advocacy aims to support people to promote and protect their rights, empowerin
International students are almost twice as likely to experience homelessness than home students in Scotland, with 21% of international students having experienced homelessness since starting their studies compared to 12% of home students, a study has found.
New research has revealed the true impact of Covid on homelessness in Scotland with more than 14 people losing their life every month since the pandemic.