The Salvation Army is calling on the Scottish Government to give councils more funding to stop temporary accommodation from being used as a permanent solution. New research by the charity has revealed that the number of homeless people trapped in places like bed and breakfasts has risen in half of S
Private property owners will be encouraged to lease their properties to local authorities as part of new plans to end homelessness in Wales. Under the Private Rented Sector Leasing Scheme, the landlords will be offered a rent guarantee and additional funding to improve the condition of their pr
Homelessness charity Social Bite has launched a new appeal that aims to provide 300,000 gifts, meals and essential items to people experiencing homelessness this Christmas.
Young people living in supported accommodation with Ypeople in Glasgow learned to creatively redesign their living spaces and feel at home, with arts charity Impact Arts. Many of the young people supported are from care-experienced backgrounds or are at risk of homelessness.
North-East charity Aberdeen Cyrenians is asking people to take part in The Big Give, Christmas Challenge 2021 which will match and multiply donations for the week of the 30th November - 7th December. Aberdeen Cyrenians supports people affected by homelessness, abuse, crisis, addiction, poverty, and
Bethany Christian Trust aims to raise £20,000 in one week to support people who are homeless in Edinburgh
Scottish charity Bethany Christian Trust is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2021 and aims to raise £20,000 in one week to support those without a home this winter. During the Christmas Challenge week donations towards the charity’s Buy a Bed campaign will be gener
In Co-Production Week, Doug Gibson from Homeless Network Scotland explores the layers of partnership and collaboration sitting behind the scaling up of Scotland’s Housing First ambition. More than 100 public and third sector leaders are coming together this morning to learn about and discuss t
The UK Government has refused to back a cross-party effort in the House of Lords to decriminalise homelessness, by not accepting amendments that would repeal the Vagrancy Act.
Dundee City Council and its partners are making good progress with the implementation of the Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to address homelessness in Dundee, according to an update report to be considered by councillors today. The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, at the end of Year 1 of the 5 Year
The Highland Council has received funding to provide financial help for tenants in social housing and the private sector at risk of becoming homeless after falling behind with rent payments during the pandemic. The Tenant Grant Fund is in addition to services already available for those struggling w
An online event for local authorities and partners on Thursday 25 November will set out plans for a new ‘check-up’ process that will support the rollout of Housing First in Scotland. Activity will be coordinated by a nationwide policy and practice network supported by a strategic partner
Glasgow City Mission is to deliver the Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) again this winter.
Aberdeen Cyrenians is launching its Winter Wonderland Festive Trail appeal for a second year as it aims to raise vital funds for people facing crisis in the North East. The charity is asking people to decorate their homes for the festive season and to sign up to join their Winter Wonderland Festive
People from EU countries living in Britain are nearly three times more likely to experience rough sleeping than the general adult population and are twice as likely to experience homelessness overall because they struggle to access support, new research from homelessness charity Crisis has revealed.
Shelter Scotland has launched blueprints for each of Scotland’s four largest cities that outline the actions that need to be taken in order to end the country's housing emergency. The housing and homelessness charity worked alongside individuals with lived experience, housing rights activists,