Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick As the Homelessness Reduction Bill gains Royal Assent in England, Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick responds to its significance.
Employees at Nationwide Building Society have raised over £5,300 for Edinburgh-based homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust. The organisation, which is a local partner with Bethany Christian Trust, raised support for the charity’s Care Van and Care Shelter – two services that support hundreds
MSPs meet homeless people at Streetwork in Edinburgh The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee is asking if more can be done to help families and individuals facing homelessness in Scotland as it launches a call for views today.
Bethany Christian Trust's Winter Care Shelter was used by over 700 men and women this Winter, the charity has revealed. For the past 28 weeks, the Edinburgh-based Care Shelter has supported hundreds of people who are faced with the crisis of rough sleeping. Providing a safe place to sleep, a hot mea
The Prime Minister and First Ministers of Scotland and Wales have pledged to work with homelessness charity Crisis as it builds its plan to end homelessness for good. As the charity prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, new research has revealed that the large majority of MPs (77%) agree there
A Scottish charity has launched a new Facebook Messenger “bot” to teach Scots about the real causes of homelessness amongst young people after research found nearly half believe it is through choice or a refusal to accept assistance. The new poll, commissioned by Cyrenians, found 15% of Scots be
An already successful approach towards eradicating rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of over £400,000 to help maintain its work. The City Ambition Network (CAN) - a partnership involving key, city centre homelessness charities and statutory services - has received £
(from left) Bertie Hunt (chair, Y People), Derek May (CEO, Brightwork) and Joe Connolly (CEO, Y People) One of Glasgow’s oldest charities has continued a period of development and growth with the addition of Derek May, CEO of Scotland-wide recruitment business Brightwork, to its board.
Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland In an open letter to cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance, twelve of Scotland lea
Dr Beth Watts In the current political crisis-ridden, post-‘welfare reform’ context and given impressive changes to homelessness legislation elsewhere in the UK, Scotland’s claim to be a world-leader on homelessness may be weakening. Beth Watts identifies three areas where Scotland can raise i
The community in the Kinglassie area have donated 100 'survival bags' to Kingdom Housing Association for homeless people as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the problems faced by the homeless in Fife.
Scotland’s land, property and construction sectors must collaborate more effectively to help end rising homelessness and deliver more affordable homes, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said today. The professional body is asking those who work in the industry to pledge their
Putting people with lived experience of homelessness at the centre of the solution is key, writes Ewan Aitken as he blogs on Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness Conference. I was very pleased to be asked to chair the Shelter Scotland Homelessness Conference last week. It’s the kind of thing I really
The Scottish Health and Homelessness Conference 2017 is being held today hosted by NHS Health Scotland at the Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh. Attended by over 150 delegates, the event aims to bring people together from different sectors to hear from key speakers about recent research and practice and
Angela Constance Support has been stepped up for young people at risk of being pushed into homelessness due to UK government changes to housing benefit, social security secretary Angela Constance has said.