Proposals for a National Care Service in Scotland could signal an opportunity to join up services and responses for some of society’s most excluded groups, according to a joint consultation response submitted to the Scottish Government today by organisations representing the housing and homele
Funding to help people struggling financially and to ensure nobody is faced with rough sleeping this winter is part of a new £41 million support package from the Scottish Government. The Winter Support Fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness against a b
Scottish homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is asking festive shoppers to help people without a home this winter by purchasing a Caring Christmas Tree. Adding festive warmth to their home with a Caring Christmas Tree helps to bring much needed care and support to some of Scotland’s m
The City of Edinburgh Council and national homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust have re-opened the Welcome Centre this winter to provide accommodation of last resort, tailored support and positive move on options for people who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets. Having opened o
TSB has extended its pilot scheme that offers bank accounts to homeless people.
Neptune Energy is to donate products and clothing to homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians. The energy firm has announced it is working with Sheltersuit UK, a non-profit organisation that creates products to protect homeless people from the elements, to help 350 people across the UK to stay w
Scotland’s progress in ending homelessness over the past year has been summarised in a report to Parliament from the Scottish Government and COSLA. The annual report outlines progress by national government, local government and third sector partners against the Ending homelessness t
Homelessness charity Cyrenians welcomed Kevin Stewart, minister for mental wellbeing and social care, to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Community Gardens this week to help mark World Mental Health Day on October 10.
The UK’s national homelessness charity Crisis is using virtual reality (VR) to teach young people about homelessness.
Scotland's youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is marking 30 years of working supporting vulnerable and at-risk young people by bringing the issue of youth homelessness right into the core of the community. The charity’s self-styled ‘Sofa Stories’ installation and engagement even
Rates of the worst forms of homelessness are significantly lower in Scotland than in England, new research from Heriot-Watt University has found.
The Housing First Pathfinder has been highly effective at supporting people with the sharpest experiences of homelessness to stay in their homes, according to the country’s first evaluation of Housing First, published this week by I-SPHERE at Heriot-Watt University. The independent I
Amy Varle, a homelessness campaigner from Greater Manchester who was awarded a prestigious grant to help tackle homelessness during the Covid-19 pandemic, is launching a digital solution to address the issue at scale across Britain. Ms Varle, who lived in a hostel for young people whilst aged 16, be
A targeted and coordinated approach to support people facing homelessness in North Lanarkshire has resulted in a substantial reduction in people presenting themselves looking for accommodation over the last year.
Prof Sarah Johnsen and Dr Janice Blenkinsopp provide an overview of the main findings from the first interim report of the independent evaluation of Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder programme. Operating in five areas encompassing six local authorities (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, Dunde