Homelessness



New reporting platform uses data to help address homelessness in UK

A new reporting platform which aims to give insight into the conditions required to prevent homelessness has been launched by the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published 14 February 2020

Crisis Scotland shines light on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans

Following the release of its new report which reviews Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans (RRTPs) from each local authority in Scotland, Grant Campbell, director of Crisis Scotland, speaks to Scottish Housing News about the research.

Published 12 February 2020

CALA Homes and Social Bite launch new partnership

CALA Homes (West) has kicked off a partnership with Social Bite to help tackle homelessness through a series of initiatives, beginning with a pilot project at CALA’s Prince’s Quay.

Published 11 February 2020

Glasgow businesses and charities launch The Winter Kitchen

Multiple groups from across Glasgow have joined forces to launch The Winter Kitchen to ensure that homeless and vulnerable individuals have access to food, shelter and health and care support throughout the winter.

Published 11 February 2020

North authorities join for first 'rapid rehousing' event to tackle homelessness

Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.

Published 7 February 2020

Jessica Husbands: New homelessness statistics show continued failure to meet statutory duties

Shelter Scotland's policy advocacy officer Jessica Husbands offers an in-depth analysis of the latest homelessness statistics from the Scottish Government.

Published 6 February 2020

Scotland records highest rate of homeless deaths in UK with 195 fatalities in a year

Scotland registered an estimated 195 deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2018, the highest rate of homeless deaths in the UK, according to new figures.

Published 5 February 2020

Managed alcohol project to be piloted in Scotland

Homeless men in Glasgow who are addicted to alcohol could be giving measured amounts of wine under a new harm reduction project which has gained success in Canada.

Published 5 February 2020

Al-Khair Foundation launches annual Winter Appeal

Humanitarian charity Al-Khair is working with two other homeless organisations to support rough sleepers in Glasgow during the cold weather.

Published 5 February 2020

LHA changes will do nothing to tackle years of austerity, warns Kevin Stewart

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has called on the UK Government to deliver a multi-year plan for investment to prevent future welfare cuts putting more people at risk of homelessness.

Published 3 February 2020

Regulator highlights important role of RSLs in addressing homelessness

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has urged Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to maximise the number of lets they provide to people who are homeless.

Published 3 February 2020

Potential alliance partners revealed for £187m plan to end homelessness in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has revealed the potential partners for its pioneering Alliance to End Homelessness with councillors set to approve the preferred bidders next week.

Published 31 January 2020

Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown steps down

Graeme Brown has announced his intention to step down as director of Shelter Scotland after almost 12 years in the role.

Published 30 January 2020

SFHA: More homes must be at heart of measures to end homelessness

The continuing uncertainty around Scottish Government investment in housing post-2021 risks reversing the work being done to tackle homelessness, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned following the publication of new statistics.

Published 29 January 2020

Homelessness plan for Perth housing block

Perth & Kinross Council has announced plans to transform a housing block in St Catherine's Square into flats in an attempt to help tackle homelessness across the region.

Published 29 January 2020