Homelessness

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Changes to local connection legislation, which come into force today, that suspends the power of Scottish local authorities to refer people who present as homeless to another area is a long time coming, says Lisa Borthwick at Shelter Scotland. Tuesday 29 November is a momentous day for housing and h

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People experiencing homelessness in Scotland will have the ability to settle and access support wherever they choose under legislation coming into force tomorrow. As it stands, councils can ask people to demonstrate their connection to the area where they present as homeless. If they are unable to d

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Specialist homelessness services provider Simon Community Scotland has launched its emergency Winter Crisis Appeal 2022 to help them provide support following a huge increase in demand for its services. In addition to ensuring they have the resource in their Street Teams, Hubs and Helpline, Simon Co

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Charities and third sector organisations working with some of the most vulnerable people in the community can now access a multi-million-pound fund backed by the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) provides finance for improving lives by backing organisati

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Tenancy deposit protection scheme SafeDeposits Scotland has introduced a Rent Deposit Fund, which will offer non-returnable deposits to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assist them in moving into the private rented sector (PRS). The scheme has joined forces with Scottish y

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Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) will hold its Event for Young People at Glasgow Science Centre tomorrow to allow Scotland's Covid generation to learn  about the 'science of conflict'. Kevin Stewart, minister for mental wellbeing and social care, will open the event

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The financial education charity MyBnk has expanded its youth homelessness prevention programme, The Money House, to Glasgow’s Hope Street. The five-day course, aimed at young people entering independent living, teaches 16–25-year-olds how to manage their money and maintain their tenancy.

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Kingdom Housing Association has welcomed the news that its pioneering homelessness project The Naumann Initiative has been shortlisted in the CIH Scotland Housing Awards. Appearing in the ‘Excellence in Delivering Homelessness Services’ category, the Naumann Initiative aims to break the

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