Homelessness



Homeless people ‘have 18-month wait’ for permanent home in Edinburgh

People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown.

Published 5 March 2019

‘Significant’ change in public perceptions required to make progress on homelessness

Scotland’s membership organisation for homelessness today called for a ‘national conversation’ to address public perceptions of the causes and realities of homelessness.

Published 28 February 2019

Council and partners agree wide-ranging plan to tackle homelessness in Fife

A Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help meet the national ambition to "end homelessness together" has been launched in Fife.

Published 28 February 2019

Almond Valley MSP visits ground-breaking Cyrenians project

Homelessness charity Cyrenians hosted Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance at its West Lothian farm community this week.

Published 27 February 2019

Clydebank label producer welcomes £8,900 fundraising effort

Staff at MCC Label based in Clydebank have delivered a bumper cash boost to help make homelessness a thing of the past.

Published 27 February 2019

Homelessness experts urge cross-government action as homelessness reductions stall

Homelessness experts have called on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together following evidence that reductions in homelessness across Scotland have stalled.

Published 25 February 2019

‘Rapid Rehousing’ plan to tackle homelessness across South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council has launched its Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan aimed at ending homelessness.

Published 22 February 2019

Pioneering Kingdom scheme helps homeless into employment

Kingdom Housing Association has launched a pioneering shortlisting scheme to guarantee that people who are homeless or have recently experienced homelessness will be considered for employment.

Published 21 February 2019

West of Scotland Housing Association raises thousands for charity

Generous staff at West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) have once again gone the extra mile to raise to raise £5,000 to benefit two charities – Cancer Research UK and Glasgow City Mission.

Published 21 February 2019

Eyes down to banish Brexit blues and raise money for Rock Trust

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is adding to Edinburgh’s event scene with an outrageous 80s fuelled bingo fundraiser, the day before the UK is set to leave the EU.

Published 21 February 2019

Bethany Christian Trust launches fundraising campaign for Edinburgh night shelter

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has launched a new campaign to raise urgent funds for beds in their emergency night shelter in Edinburgh.

Published 20 February 2019

Fundraisers to Sleep Out and speak out against homelessness in Fife

Fundraisers across Fife are preparing to brave the cold for Bethany Christian Trust’s 50th Sleep Out event on March 8 to raise money in support of Scotland’s homeless.

Published 14 February 2019

South Lanarkshire agrees homelessness prevention plan

Helping people from becoming homeless and limiting the time spent in temporary accommodation is the focus of a new council plan.

Published 8 February 2019

Madeline Cross: We need to talk about renting… again

Madeline Cross, events and communications co-ordinator at youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust asks why it is so hard for young people to rent privately, and what needs to change.

Published 8 February 2019

West Dunbartonshire agrees Rapid Rehousing approach to homelessness

A new approach to ensure homeless people in West Dunbartonshire are fast-tracked to settled accommodation has been approved by councillors.

Published 7 February 2019