The Scottish Government said it is disappointed to see a rise in the reporting of rough sleeping following the publication of the latest Homelessness in Scotland statistics. New figures for April to September 2021 revealed increases in homelessness applications (17,447, +2%) and households assessed
Kingdom Housing Association has confirmed ongoing funding from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) for The Naumann Initiative, the Association’s groundbreaking project tackling homelessness and unemployment.
Homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians has launched a new Peer Support Programme. With over 50 years experience providing care and support for vulnerable people in the North East, Aberdeen Cyrenians walks alongside people facing crisis.
A detailed new report into veterans’ homelessness in Scotland is recommending that every local authority housing department should have an armed forces lead officer, social landlords should prioritise ex-Service personnel and more support should be provided for tenancy sustainment in the priva
The Homelessness Impact Forum is to take place online on January 27 and will feature a diverse lineup of speakers including Andy Burnham, Shona Robison MSP, Julie James MS, Josh Littlejohn MBE and lived experience experts, journalists, artists and homelessness sector practitioners.
Where help to access food is needed, this should be provided indoors in a way that maximises dignity, choice and reduces future need, according to a joint response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ending the need for food banks from 36 organisations working in partnership to preven
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 Already repealed in Scotland, the 1824 legislation is still continually used to criminalise people for rough sleeping or beg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.