Homelessness



Bethany worker reveals his journey out of addiction

Joe McCormack was always meant to work at Bethany Christian Trust. Even at the height of his own addiction; he knew there was something more being asked of him.

Published 1 October 2019

Social Bite enters into first retail partnership with Scotmid

The Edinburgh-based social enterprise Social Bite has entered into its first retail partnership with Scotmid.

Published 1 October 2019

Doug Gibson: Housing First going strong

Doug Gibson from the Homeless Network reports from the third Housing First Connect event which was held in Dundee earlier this month.

Published 30 September 2019

Paul Stevenson: Homelessness prevention - widening the focus by going upstream

After working for more than a decade in homelessness accommodation and addiction recovery centres in Scotland, India and Nepal; Bethany Christian Trust’s Paul Stevenson turned his focus upstream to Homelessness prevention

Published 30 September 2019

Ypeople walks the West Highland Way

Last month staff and young people from Ypeople set out to walk the West Highland Way.

Published 27 September 2019

Barratt Homes raises £22,000 for Rock Trust

Barrat Homes East Scotland has raised £22,000 for homelessness charity Rock Trust by holding its fifth annual corporate golf day.

Published 27 September 2019

Dundee outlines future plans for council housing

Dundee City Council has prepared its Local Housing Strategy (LHS) for the next 5 years, covering 2019-2024.

Published 26 September 2019

Glasgow City Council hosts refugee homelessness event

Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) hosted an event on the impact of homelessness on refugees yesterday.

Published 26 September 2019

New mural painted on Hillcrest-owned homeless hostel in Perth

A blank wall on a Perth homeless hostel, which is leased from Hillcrest Enterprises, has become the canvas for the city’s latest mural.

Published 25 September 2019

Researchers investigate impact of alcohol price law on homeless people

Academics are to investigate the impact of the alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers.

Published 24 September 2019

£1.5 million to be provided to social landlords to prevent homelessness

The Scottish Government will provide social landlords with £1.5 million to allow them to work with families and protect them from homelessness.

Published 23 September 2019

Barratt Homes East raises over £80,000 for homelessness charity

Barratt Homes East Scotland has raised over £80,000 for homelessness charity Rock Trust at its inaugural charity dinner.

Published 19 September 2019

Union Square shopping centre to host SleepOut 2019

Homeless charity Aberdeen Cyrenians has teamed up with Aberdeen's Union Square to host Sleepout 2019 in the shopping centre's multi-storey car park.

Published 16 September 2019

One in four families at risk of homelessness in England are employed

One in four households in England who are homeless or under the threat of homelessness in 2018 were in paid employment at the time, an Observer study of government figures has found.

Published 16 September 2019

New homelessness legislation will have ‘significant impact’ on prevention efforts, council warns

East Lothian Council has expressed concern that changing legislation and a gap in funding could hamper its efforts to tackle homelessness.

Published 12 September 2019