Homelessness



Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

New report calls for greater homelessness protection for care leavers

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has pledged to deliver new recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness.

Published 13 November 2019

Swan Group to support Shelter Scotland's Sleepwalk 2019

Swan Group is supporting this year's Shelter Scotland Sleepwalk in Glasgow on Tuesday 3rd December.

Published 13 November 2019

Barratt fundraising reaches new heights with sponsored abseil

Employees of Barratt Homes East Scotland have abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge to raise much-needed funds for its charity of the year – Rock Trust.

Published 13 November 2019

Blog: Ending homelessness in Scotland – are you all in for change?

Celeste, a volunteer with Homeless Network Scotland, highlights the new ‘All In for Change’ project that the charity is working on with its partners ahead of the first drop-in session next week.

Published 12 November 2019

Scottish Government updates homelessness code of guidance

A new code of guidance has been published to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness.

Published 8 November 2019

Scottish politicians help tackle homelessness with support for Bethany Christmas tree campaign

Scottish politicians are helping to tackle homelessness this winter by showing their support for an ethical Christmas tree campaign.

Published 7 November 2019

'Wrap up Glasgow' campaign launches to help homeless people this winter

Human Appeal, a Muslim-faith charity based in Greater Manchester, has launched its third-annual 'Wrap Up Glasgow' campaign to help ease the suffering of homeless people this winter.

Published 7 November 2019

Serco evictions may begin today

Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) has said that Serco may carry out lock change evictions today.

Published 31 October 2019

Social Bite launches Christmas 'Pay it Forward' campaign

Social enterprise Social Bite is working with more than 40 businesses across Scotland on a Christmas campaign which will ask customers to add £1 to their bill in order to 'pay forward' a Christmas meal for those in need.

Published 30 October 2019

Perth & Kinross Council identified as 'sector-leader' in tackling homelessness

A report on the performance of Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Services has highlighted its sector-leading approach to tackling homelessness.

Published 28 October 2019

End Youth Homelessness launches new billboard campaign in Glasgow and Edinburgh

End Youth Homelessness (EYH) is launching a new billboard campaign which will see new poster designs appear in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Published 24 October 2019

Glasgow leads the way supporting vulnerable families living in the PRS

A unique service within Glasgow City Council is working with families living in the city’s private rented sector (PRS) to prevent homelessness and address issues relating to child poverty.

Published 23 October 2019

Ypeople appoints Janet Haugh as new chief executive officer

Janet Haugh has been appointed as the new chief executive officer at care and wellbeing charity Ypeople.

Published 22 October 2019

Scouts Scotland to help end homelessness in new partnership with Crisis Scotland

A social impact project that aims to get scouts from across Scotland to take part in community action activities will see Scouts Scotland team up with Crisis Scotland to help end homelessness.

Published 21 October 2019