Homelessness



England: Five per cent jump in homelessness ‘extremely worrying’

The number of households accepted as homeless across England has increased by five per cent, according to official figures.

Published 24 September 2015

‘Excellent’ rating for Dunedin Canmore hostel for homeless people

A hostel for homeless people in Edinburgh has been given the highest grading of Excellent following a recent unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate.

Published 24 September 2015

Social Bite expands into Aberdeen

A charitable Scottish sandwich business which employs people who were previously homeless has opened its fifth shop in the country.

Published 24 September 2015

Immigration Bill will increase homelessness, warns Scottish Government

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has condemned the UK government’s Immigration Bill which he said will increase levels of homelessness and discriminate against migrants rather than reduce immigration.

Published 18 September 2015

Rock Trust launches fundraising Sleep Out event

Hundreds of people from across central Scotland will spend the night together outdoors to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Published 16 September 2015

Team Scotland’s Jamie ‘proud’ of Homeless World Cup achievement

While watching the Homeless World Cup matches taking place in Amsterdam this week, it is easy to forget that the players come from challenging environments. Often they face problems with substance abuse, violence and homelessness. The smiles on the pitch not only represent a goal scored or a match won, they are also a sign of regained hope.

Published 15 September 2015

Report highlights need for investment in housing support for prison-leavers

A new report on the link between homelessness and re-offending has called for housing to be made a priority in the forthcoming National Strategy for Community Justice in Scotland.

Published 10 September 2015

Scottish landlords criticise Treasury over tax changes

Tax changes from the UK government could result in an increase in private rents and leave tenants facing homelessness, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has warned.

Published 1 September 2015

Blog: Are things improving for single people who are homeless in Scotland?

By Beth Reid, policy manager at Crisis Scotland

Published 27 August 2015

Moray councillors back three-year homelessness strategy

A Moray Council committee has approved a draft homelessness strategy for the next three years, which will now be put to consultation among the community.

Published 20 August 2015

Homelessness prevention in Wales ‘sets an example for the rest of the UK’

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 11 August 2015

Council ‘will not refer’ users to proposed Glasgow homeless hostel

The developer behind plans to turn a former pub into a homeless hostel has insisted it will carry on with the project after Glasgow City Council revealed it would not refer people to the service.

Published 5 August 2015

New garden brightens up ‘Loretto in the sunshine’ event

Residents at a Loretto Care facility in Grangemouth are enjoying their new sensory garden.

Published 4 August 2015

Less than half of single homeless people in Scotland find a home, research finds

Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 30 July 2015