(from left) Back Row – Angela Linton, chief executive of the Hillcrest Group of Companies, Lynn Cunningham, director of Craigowl Communities, Beth Bate, director of DCA, Jeannette Ginslov, exhibition facilitator. Front Row - Steven Ogg, Sheila Gorrie, Diane Dempsey and Gail Fraser (Craigowl Future
Homeless people in their fifties have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes who are decades older, according to a new study. Researchers at University of California San Francisco followed 350 people who are homeless and aged 50 and over, in Oakland.
Young homeless people in Scotland are being left in temporary accommodation for up to two years while they wait for a settled home and the situation is likely to get worse, according to Homeless Action Scotland. The charity’s annual youth homelessness survey revealed that the duration that young p
The 2016 Homeless World Cup is to be held in Glasgow, it was announced yesterday. The Homeless World Cup Foundation said the seven day tournament, which will take place on George Square, will be “the most inspiring place on the planet”.
Women’s refuges in Scotland could face closure because planned changes to housing benefit would leave them with shortfalls of tens of thousands of pounds a year, Scottish Women’s Aid has warned. The charity has “serious concerns” about the impact that the proposed cap on soci
Demand for services at a homeless charity in Aberdeen has doubled over the past year due to the oil industry crisis. More than 5,000 people have relied on help from Aberdeen Cyrenians across the Grampian region over the past 12 months, particularly for food donations.
An inspection of services for children and young people in the Western Isles has identified an increase in care leavers becoming homeless due to “limited collaboration” between the authorities. Led by the Care Inspectorate, working in partnership with Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement S
A refugee support group in Dundee has transformed itself into a charity that supports people suffering from homelessness. Dundee Supports Refugees has remodelled itself as Dundee The Caring City, taking inspiration from the similarly named Glasgow organisation.
The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed. According to quarterly data from the Scottish Government, there are now 4,923 children in temporary accommodation - an incr
Cancer patients could be at risk of losing their homes if proposed government cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) go ahead, according to new research. Commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support and carried out by Truth Consulting, a survey of nearly 1,000 people living with cancer in Great
A Muslim community group in Aberdeen helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures over the festive period by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless. Aberdeen Muslims, a community organisation representing those of the Islamic faith across the Granite City, managed
An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow. Nightstop, run by charity Depaul, pairs homeless 16 to 25-year-olds with people who have offered their free bedrooms and is widely used in England, but currently has limited reach in