A pioneering scheme in Scotland’s biggest city has helped cut the number of people presenting themselves as homeless. An independent report has concluded that Housing Options in Glasgow has contributed to a 29% fall in homeless applications - from 8299 a year in 2012/2013 to 5929 in 2015/2016. The
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. Chaired by Ewan Aitken, director of Cyrenians, the conference’s agenda is packed with a variety of fantastic speakers and topi
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”. The housing and homelessness charity has called Scotland’s current level of homelessness
(from left) Sir Tom Farmer, Mel Young, Ann Budge, Lord Provost – photo credit Phyllis Stephen 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.
Court of Session 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.
Dr Barr at Fresh Start The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued a fresh challenge to end the “continuing scandal” of homelessness.
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. The proposed centre will build on Scotland's international reputation for
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. A report set to be presented to West Dunbartonshire Council’s housing and communities comm
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. Anyone who thinks they may have belongings in storage must contact the
Pete Jew was named the UK’s top charity shop worker last year An Edinburgh charity shop has had a record-breaking week of trading thanks to donations of designer, vintage and quirky items.
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. Official statistics published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician revealed that 17,100 applications for homelessness assistance
Team Cerico: Garry Meighan, Ben Frost, Ewen Cameron, Christo Kostov, Chris Farquhar, Maureen O’Kane, Derek Thomson, Colin Murphy and Darren Schafer Staff at legal firm Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow offices went on a festive mission to raise funds for a homeless charity.
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. The Strategic Plan has been developed around outcomes which people who have experienced homelessness have identified as important.
Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness. After the political, social and cultural rollercoaster that was 2016 and the waves of news that crashed upon us almost unrelentingly, the Christmas period and the new year have hopefull
A sponsored sleep-out by CEOs of businesses across Scotland has raised over £500,000 to build accommodation for the homeless. More than 250 Scots from politics, business and sport, including Sir Chris Hoy, braved the elements to camp out overnight in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square on December 15.