Housing Options Scotland has joined Everyone Home, bringing the number of organisations in the collective to 37. In 2022 Housing Options Scotland is celebrating 25 years of providing housing information, support and advice across Scotland.
Peers in the House of Lords have voted in favour of an amendment to the Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill to scrap the Vagrancy Act across England and Wales. Already repealed in Scotland, the 1824 legislation is still continually used to criminalise people for rough sleeping or beg
New figures obtained by The Salvation Army have revealed a drop in the number of people experiencing homelessness in South Ayrshire. The figures, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, indicate that in 2018/2019 there were 1008 residents in temporary accommodation in South
Leading homelessness charities, academics and people with personal experience of homelessness have published ‘Platform for Change 2022’ outlining urgent priorities for the coming year to mitigate the scale and experience of homelessness during the ongoing pandemic.
Local authorities are being given an extra £16 million to help move previously homeless people out of temporary accommodation and into more settled housing. Housing secretary Shona Robison has confirmed council rapid rehousing schemes will get £8m in each of the next two years.
In a guest blog for CaCHE's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion series, Leanna Fairfax, draws on her own personal experience to highlight why we need to do more on gender within housing research and policy to ensure that the needs of women experiencing homelessness are met.
Around 227,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness including sleeping on the streets, being stuck in insecure accommodation like B&Bs, or being forced to sleep in cars and sheds because they don’t have a place to call home, new research
At the age of 38, scaffolder’s labourer, Gary, has had and lost 21 tenancies. Mental health and addictions issues repeatedly saw him unemployed, destitute and sleeping rough on Glasgow’s Renfield Street.
Councils across England will be able to access £28 million to provide funding to both encourage people who are homeless to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide emergency accommodation over the winter.
Matt Downie is to take up the role of chief executive at Crisis from next year. A panel of Crisis trustees, led by the chair of trustees, Tristia Harrison, has appointed Mr Downie following an open and extensive recruitment process, involving Crisis’ clients.