Homelessness



Housing minister praises Salvation Army’s Housing First work

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has seen first-hand the impact of Housing First during a visit to a Salvation Army-run hub in Glasgow.

Published 19 July 2019

Rapid Rehousing funding increased by £9m

An additional £9 million of funding will be provided to local authorities to prevent homelessness and help people into more permanent accommodation.

Published 18 July 2019

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

SafeDeposits Scotland raises more than £900 for Rock Trust

Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland brought together professionals from across the private rented sector to raise more than £900 for Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, the Rock Trust.

Published 18 July 2019

Professor Ken Gibb: Visions for Scottish housing in 2040

CaCHE director Professor Ken Gibb shares his reflections on the annual report from the Scottish Government’s Joint Housing Policy Working Group.

Published 18 July 2019

Reversing the Tide: Putting Rights at the Heart of Homelessness and Social Security

By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery

Published 16 July 2019

Far-right group accused of targeting homeless people in Glasgow

Homelessness charities have raised concerns that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda.

Published 16 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

Children more worried about homelessness than terrorism or the environment, survey reveals

Concerns about homelessness and poverty affect half of all children in the UK according to a new survey.

Published 12 July 2019

Consultation reveals support for changes to intentionality homelessness legislation

New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 11 July 2019

Social Bite Village landscape designers shortlisted for Scottish Design Award

Wardell Armstrong’s landscape design team have been shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award in the Masterplanning/Landscaping: Public Realm category for their work on the Social Bite Village.

Published 11 July 2019

Serco and Home Office urged to halt lock change notices until legal clarification

A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.

Published 10 July 2019

SFHA: ‘Support needs’ are a mandate for further investment

The publication of the latest ‘Homelessness in Scotland’ statistics highlight an “alarming need” for support for many of the most vulnerable people across the country, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned.

Published 1 July 2019

Jon Sparkes: Historic opportunity to end homelessness in Scotland for good

One year on since the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group finalised their report, Jon Sparkes from Crisis writes about the successes so far and the actions in the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 28 June 2019

Government urged to address ‘housing emergency’ as homeless applications rise to 100 a day

Homelessness applications in Scotland rose by 3% to 100 a day in the past year while the number of households and children in temporary accommodation also increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 27 June 2019