The total debt owed by individuals to local authorities that charged for temporary homeless accommodation in Scotland is in excess of £33 million, new figures have revealed amid suggestions that the practice could be unlawful.
An estimated 256 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2020, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland, with more than half of the deaths being drug-related.
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
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
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
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