More than half of renters (52%) and almost half of people with mortgages (49%) are concerned about their ability to pay their housing costs in 12 months’ time, according to new research commissioned from Ipsos by the Centre for Homelessness Impact. Tenants in the private rented sector are most
The first free library showcasing realistic and evidence-led images of people experiencing homelessness that seek to challenge negative representations has been launched by the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI).
Maggie Brunjes, chief executive of Homeless Network Scotland, on why we must commit to making it easier to end homelessness in Scotland.
The recent cold snap has focused everyone’s minds on the conditions some people are living in this winter and North Ayrshire Council has made a pledge that nobody will be without a roof over their head this Christmas.
As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities and its 12-month programme of support to Cyrenians, staff at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland have responded to this year’s Cyrenian’s Christmas Appeal with personal donations of a variety of much needed items
Frontline Fife’s Housing Advice Team has achieved accreditation from the Scottish Government’s National Standards for Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP) at the highest standard for housing for the second time running. The standards are designed to help advice agencies maintain the
The Highland Council Housing and Property team and Tesco Dingwall have joined forces for the sixth year running to kindly help Santa deliver Christmas gifts to children currently living in homeless accommodation in the Ross-Shire area.
The City of Edinburgh Council and national homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust are operating a 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. Since opening in Octobe
Chris Bennett-Taylor, chief executive at homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians reflects on another year of significantly increased demand for its services. The beginning of 2022 seemed to offer a glimmer of hope as we started to ease out further from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, for some of the
As thousands of people face hardship this winter and the demands on charities to provide support increases, Scottish-based business, itison, launches the eighth year of its Social Bite campaign, asking big-hearted Scots to donate £5 via the itison website to buy over 100,000 meals and gifts f
Aberdeen Cyrenians is asking for families to help Santa this year, searching for misbehaving elves playing hide and seek at Duthie Park.
Bethany Christian Trust seeks to raise £40,000 in one week to support people without a home this winter
Scottish homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2022, with supporters’ donations doubled thanks to match funding. This year, the charity is seeing more people than ever needing emergency assistance at the Rapid Re-accommodation W
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
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
Glasgow City Mission is to open its Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) on November 30th.