Homelessness



Report presents options for national street homelessness data and monitoring system

A report has been launched which outlines the options available for a new system which aims to track every person who is street homeless in Scotland.

Published 23 May 2019

Managing the ‘disruptive’ transition towards Housing First

Scottish Housing News editor Kieran Findlay interviews communities secretary Aileen Campbell and reflects on his day at the Housing First Scotland Annual Conference.

Published 23 May 2019

New guidance on Housing First published for social housing professionals

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) have launched new joint guidance for Scotland’s social housing professionals on Housing First.

Published 22 May 2019

Callum Chomczuk: Why Housing First really matters for Scotland

CIH Scotland national director Callum Chomczuk reflects on the importance of getting Housing First right in Scotland.

Published 22 May 2019

Rapid rehousing transition plan agreed in East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Council has agreed a Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan for the region which will now be submitted to the Scottish Government.

Published 21 May 2019

Eildon staff ‘measure up’ to give helping hand to local charity

Four Eildon staff were delighted to lend a hand at local Selkirk charity Fresh Start Borders as part of the Association’s ‘Eildon Makes a Difference’ voluntary programme.

Published 21 May 2019

Black's Blog: Technology First … then Housing?

Jimmy Black highlights the importance of bridging the technology gap if people who are homeless or in temporary accommodation are to access vital services.

Published 21 May 2019

Family of homeless man who died in charity accommodation fail in damages claim

The family of a homeless man who died hours after being offered accommodation by a charity have had an action for damages against the support provider dismissed.

Published 20 May 2019

David Bookbinder: Housing First – a wee word of caution

Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) director David Bookbinder responds to Friday’s special Housing First edition of Scottish Housing News with a warning that the policy will not be without its challenges.

Published 20 May 2019

Bethany Care Shelter used by almost 750 people in last seven months

This winter, 746 people (82% men and 18% women) have accessed the Winter Care Shelter run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 20 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Housing First Scotland Special Edition

To mark our support for the Housing First Scotland Annual Conference, Scottish Housing News is proud to dedicate today’s entire newsletter to Housing First.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart on Housing First on how we move to embed Housing First as the default response in Scotland.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: A normal wee place to call home

In the last of four blogs leading up to the Housing First Conference, Maggie Brünjes, Chief Executive of The Homeless Network, sums up.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Why does Housing First work?

Prof. Sarah Johnsen from Heriot-Watt University describes four key ingredients that make Housing First work.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Aye We Can deliver a fairer way by listening to lived experience

Claire Frew, Policy and Impact Manager at The Homeless Network, reflects on a ground-breaking report by people with lived experience that helped to shape homelessness policy in Scotland. Housing First and Fast was the number one recommendation.

Published 17 May 2019