Homelessness

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An Edinburgh charity has received support from the Big Lottery Fund to run a series of creative writing and performance workshops for people in the city with experience of homelessness. Set up in 2013, Raised Voices believes that through providing a platform where people can create, collaborate and

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Scotland's Homeless World Cup players Steven Kelly and Colleen McCudden from Glasgow with Sir Alex Ferguson Scotland’s men’s and women’s squads have received words of encouragement from the most successful Scottish football manager in history ahead of the Homeless World Cup in Oslo.

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The Rangers Charity Foundation’s Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are to return this year to once again support projects which tackle homelessness in Glasgow. The charity, which raised more than £52,000 following a series of sleep-outs last year, is urging anyone who can handle spending a cold winter’s nig

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A Glasgow charity which provides practical support for people who are homeless is to offer free sanitary products to combat ‘period poverty’ among the city’s growing number of female rough sleepers. The products are being added to the kit used by Simon Community Scotland’s street team, which

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Govan Law Centre has been given £100,000 from Bank of Scotland Foundation to launch a new initiative aimed at helping prevent homelessness. The charity was one of 46 third sector organisations to share grants worth more than £830,000 after successfully applying for funding through Bank of Scotland

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Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis. The recent report from the excellent Heriot Watt University commissioned by Crisis as part of their 50th year anniversary predicting a 50% plus rise in homelessness is shocking, but it comes as no surprise for m

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A plan designed to help people in Dundee who are homeless and to prevent it happening in the first place is set to be discussed by councillors. ‘Not Just A Roof’ sets out the strategic direction for the Dundee Homeless and House Options Strategic Planning Partnership for the next five years.

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Mark Giles, personnel manager of Waitrose Morningside, awarding the £19k cheque to Isobel Alford, community development worker from Bethany Christian Trust Grocery store chain Waitrose has awarded over £19,000 to Edinburgh-based homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust in an effort to prevent and

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The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival. The home was designed by architect Jonathan Avery from Tiny House Scotland, which builds environmentally friendly micro-houses designe

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The number of people experiencing the worst forms of homelessness is expected to rise by 50% on current levels over next 25 years, according to a new report by Crisis. There are currently 11,800 people across Scotland either sleeping rough, staying in hostels, living in unsuitable temporary accommod

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Fresh Start Borders was set up in 2009, with support from Scottish Churches Housing Action, whose administrator Lauren Forbes reports on a visit to the charity last month to see how things were going. “Thank you very much – tears in my eyes!”

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Aberdeen City Council has spent more than £7 million on temporary accommodation for homeless people over the last year, the Evening Express has reported. The figures obtained in a Freedom of Information request show that £7.3m was spent placing homeless people in temporary accommodation in the cit

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