Homelessness

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a new lettings agency to ensure everyone can access better housing. Through its 'Your Choice' social lettings agency, the council's focus is to help those on low incomes or people who have experienced homelessness. This fits in with its wider programme to reduce a

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Homeless Network Scotland hosted a webinar on Housing First and Harm Reduction this week to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. By bringing together a range of contributors from third sector, Health and Social Care Partnerships, the NHS and the Scottish Government, the webinar offered an oppo

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The Chain Gain team at law firm Anderson Strathern are taking part in Social Bite’s 60-mile cycling challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh taking place on September 5 in support of the charity's mission of ending homelessness and build two new Social Bite Villages.

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A new Housing First Pilot Project has been launched in Dumfries. The Housing First concept offers permanent accommodation to the most vulnerable and complexly disadvantaged people as quickly as possible and provides ongoing support to help them recover from any needs they may have, such as mental he

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Rough sleepers and other vulnerable people in Cornwall are to be housed in “sheds” due to a housing shortage fuelled by the growing number of second homes and holiday lets in the area. Cornwall residents have voiced concerns that the move risks the area being blighted by “homegrown

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Riverside Scotland has made a strong commitment to providing homes for veterans at risk of homelessness in its two newest social housing developments. The organisation – formerly known as Irvine Housing Association – is allocating more than 10% of its new homes to support veteran househo

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Starting life as a soup kitchen organised by Aberdeen University students, Aberdeen Cyrenians has spent over 50 years providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people and those in crisis in the north east of Scotland.  From these beginnings, Aberdeen 

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Cross-party MPs and national homelessness charity Crisis are today urging the UK Government to scrap the law that criminalises rough sleeping, six months after housing secretary Robert Jenrick said it should be “consigned to history”.  Already repe

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Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland calls on the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban until they can convene a short life action group on eviction protocols while we exit the COVID pandemic and return to normality. Homeless Action Scotland note that the most recent quarterly report f

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The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed more people to the health pitfalls and stigmas associated with poverty and homelessness, University of Dundee experts have told the United Nations. Academics from the University’s School of Dentistry and School of Education and Social Work have responded to a

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The latest Impact Report from Homeless Network Scotland has highlighted a busy first half of 2021 for the organisation including hosting the sector’s largest gatherings online, expansion of All In For Change – Scotland’s lived experience experts – and consolidation

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Turning Point Scotland has been appointed by Aberdeen City Council as the new provider for the city’s Housing First service. The service will help people with multiple and enduring support needs to move into a tenancy without having to meet pre-determined personal goals to prove they are ready

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A partnership of Fife-based housing associations has launched the Fife Voices Housing Advocacy Project, a collaborative initiative designed to provide additional support to vulnerable tenants, promote tenancy sustainment and prevent homelessness within Fife. The project has been largely funded throu

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