Homelessness

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Thousands of people in England are "trapped in a cycle of homelessness" due to a lack of affordable and accessible housing, homelessness charity Crisis has said. Its new research shows that 26,000 single people face homelessness on any given night in England, most of whom have very few support needs

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The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

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Ligia Teixeira A new bold ambition to end rough sleeping and dramatically reduce the use of temporary accommodation is a welcome and exciting development in Scotland. Ligia Teixeira reflects on how we can best ensure that vision is translated into reality.

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Scotland’s homelessness membership organisation Homeless Action Scotland has called for a national audit of rough sleeping as it released new recommendations around health and multiple exclusion homelessness. The charity, which has voluntary organisations, local authorities and registered social l

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National charity for homeless people Crisis is running a major consultation as part of its 50th anniversary year to develop a plan to end homelessness. The plan will be informed by gathering the evidence and opinions of those who know homelessness and related issues best – the people who have expe

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Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, Rock Trust, has launched the UK’s first ever Housing First for Youth project in West Lothian. The two year pilot, delivered in partnership with Almond Housing Association, will place vulnerable young care leavers into permanent housing, rather than havin

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(from left) Aaron Hughes, Ann Budge, Gary Locke, Josh Littlejohn, Simon Murray, Leeann Dempster and Brandon Barker Edinburgh’s biggest football clubs will come together on December 9 to Sleep in the Park and raise money for homeless people across Scotland.

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With homelessness moving towards the frontline of Scottish politics, Adam Lang says delivering a ‘Housing First’ model needs sustained support as part of a whole system response and should not be mistaken for a silver bullet. The recently published Programme for Government outlined a pledge to r

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