Homelessness

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Money raised from the Sleep in the Park charity sleep-out next month is to go towards ensuring no one has to sleep rough in Edinburgh over the winter, according to organisers. Event organiser Social Bite has donated £25,000 of the funds already accumulated to Bethany Christian Trust's winter care s

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A street food market which will offer employment opportunities to local homeless people is set to open in Glasgow later this month. Having spent the last three years operating the pop up restaurant Section33, which last year asked its customers to donate to homelessness charity Simon Community Scotl

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Josh Littlejohn MBE alongside Scottish Rugby participants in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens (from left: Graeme Beveridge, Josh Littlejohn, Gordon Lyon, Darren Burns and Al Kellock) Prominent figures at Scottish Rugby will come together on Saturday 9 December for Social Bite’s Sleep in t

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Scotland’s national membership charity for homelessness is to convene a conference in Glasgow today by calling for a “concerted and on-going national commitment” to end homelessness. The National Homeless Conference features over 150 delegates from across the homelessness spectrum including re

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A study into Scots’ attitudes to homelessness has revealed that two-thirds of the country, equivalent to around 3 million adults, never stop to speak to homeless people. According to Street Soccer Scotland, who commissioned the research, 41% of people report being “fearful” of stopping to spea

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and several of its members will be part of a 9,000-strong crowd that will sleep in the cold for one night in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in aid of Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park. The mission of the event is to create a movement to er

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A key plan aimed at continuing East Lothian Council's success at tackling homelessness throughout the region has been approved by councillors. Presented to the meeting of the cabinet this week, the Homelessness Action Plan outlines a wide range of measures that will allow the council to build on its

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Concerns have been raised that more people could lose their homes after the cost of a typical two-bed private rental property rose by 4.4% in the last year. Nationally the average rent on a two-bed property is £643 this year up from £616 in 2016 and the charity says that people will struggle to co

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Ligia Teixeira In a guest blog for homelessness charity Cyrenians, Dr Ligia Teixeira outlines why Crisis believes that improving outcomes at scale requires a new approach.

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(from left) Back row: Sally Spence, Amanda Miller, Susan Turner, Tammy Connolly, Karen McDade, Cathie Brown, Willie Frew, Irene Wielbo.Front row: Lauren Upton, Carol Robertson, Hilary Scott, Claire Wilson (absent from photo) Twelve of Eildon Housing Association’s staff members are volunteering to

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Tenants’ union Living Rent has launched a campaign to outlaw winter evictions in Scotland in a bid to prevent deaths of people who are homeless. The campaign follows a report from Shelter Scotland which found that a loss of a tenancy is the leading cause of homelessness.

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DUSA President Sean O'Connor (left) with Principal Pete Downes, who is also participating in Sleep in the Park Up to 50 students at the University of Dundee can participate in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park next month after a deal was agreed with the students’ union.

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To mark Alcohol Awareness Week (November 13-19), Edinburgh homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians highlights its work to alleviate the detrimental footprint that the misuse of alcohol leaves across communities. It has been well documented by health and social care professionals, as well as deb

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