Homelessness



Shelter highlights health warnings as children spend increasing amounts of time in temporary accommodation

The increasing time spent in temporary accommodation by homeless families with children in Scotland is now far too long and risks harming their health and wellbeing, a new report has warned today.

Published 6 February 2017

Housing Options scheme helps reduce Glasgow’s homelessness rate by a third

A pioneering scheme in Scotland’s biggest city has helped cut the number of people presenting themselves as homeless.

Published 6 February 2017

Shelter Scotland annual Homelessness Conference

Shelter Scotland will be holding its annual homelessness conference on 22nd March 2017 in central Edinburgh, based around the main asks of current Far from Fixed campaign.

Published 30 January 2017

Campaign highlighting ‘national shame’ of homelessness hits Glasgow

Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign reached Glasgow on Friday to galvanise public and political support to fix what the charity calls the “human tragedy of homelessness in Scotland”.

Published 30 January 2017

Homeless World Cup founder Mel Young esteemed with humanitarian honour

An Edinburgh-based advocate for the homeless has been recognised by the city’s Lord Provost after earning an award from the United States Sports Academy.

Published 27 January 2017

Judge rejects homeless human trafficking victim’s claim for housing

A human trafficking victim whose application for accommodation as a homeless person was rejected by a Scottish local authority has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.

Published 26 January 2017

Church Moderator in fresh plea to end ‘obscene’ homelessness

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued a fresh challenge to end the “continuing scandal” of homelessness.

Published 24 January 2017

Minister backs call for new impact centre to improve homelessness prevention

The Scottish minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed calls from Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) for a new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.

Published 23 January 2017

Councillors asked to approve new West Dunbartonshire homeless strategy

Councillors due to discuss future plans to reduce the number of homeless people in West Dunbartonshire are to hear of an 18 per cent reduction in homeless presentations in the region in the last three years.

Published 23 January 2017

Appeal to homeless service users in Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders Council’s Homeless Service is appealing to any service users who left homeless temporary accommodation prior to August 2016 to contact the service regarding any belongings which may have been placed in storage.

Published 23 January 2017

Shelter Scotland charity shop in Edinburgh breaks its own record

An Edinburgh charity shop has had a record-breaking week of trading thanks to donations of designer, vintage and quirky items.

Published 19 January 2017

Homelessness down but Scotland sees rise of children in temporary accommodation

Efforts to reduce homelessness in Scotland are continuing to pay dividends but the number of children living in temporary accommodation is once again on the increase.

Published 17 January 2017

Mission accomplished for Glasgow City Mission fundraisers

Staff at legal firm Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow offices went on a festive mission to raise funds for a homeless charity.

Published 12 January 2017

Views sought on Dundee housing options and homelessness strategic plan

The Dundee Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Partnership is seeking your views on Not Just A Roof - A Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

Published 11 January 2017

Blog: New Year, New Challenges

Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness.

Published 11 January 2017