Scotland’s Housing First Conference takes place on Thursday 31 March in person once again and highlights conditions needed across health, housing, justice and social care to ensure that Housing First is successful as it scales up in most Scottish council areas. Firmly established as national p
Shelter Scotland's senior policy advocacy officer, Lisa Borthwick, outlines why the charity opposes a proposal in the Scottish Government's Prevention Duties consultation to remove people’s right to permanent accommodation and replace it with “stable” accommodation. I don&rsqu
Homeless Project Scotland has warned that it is having to consider closing its soup kitchen and outreach services after a fine was issued for the charity's use of a van on a Glasgow city centre street.
The University of Glasgow’s Homelessness Initiative will be launched at a free event in April where Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick will give her take on the current landscape and explore what drivers contribute to homelessness in Glasgow. The event is the first in a series of public lectures as
Scotland’s Housing First Conference on 31 March, taking place in person once again after two years online, will consider how a ‘no evictions into homelessness’ approach could work for tenants and landlords – and if it could be woven through the future Scottish rental strategy
Scottish charity Social Bite has launched its very first coffee shop in London. It will operate a rewarding ‘Pay-It-Forward’ system whereby customers who come in to buy a coffee or a sandwich can buy an additional meal or hot drink in advance for someone who is homeless to redeem later.
Council leaders are being urged to commit to building safe and permanent social homes after a new report found there are 7,510 children currently living in temporary accommodation across Scotland. Shelter Scotland has accused councils of failing to provide enough affordable homes for long-term
Shelter Scotland has welcomed Scottish Labour’s commitment to eliminate homelessness but has urged politicians in both Holyrood and councils to “focus on delivery.” In his address to the party’s conference last week, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said ensurin
Scottish writers and youth homelessness charity Rock Trust have joined forces with a new anthology of poetry and prose. All the Way Home features new pieces by iconic Scottish writers including Val McDermid, Scabby Queen author Kirstin Innes, and Luckenbooth author Jenni Fagan, alongside personal es
Jimmy Black picks up some themes from the latest episode of The Scottish Housing News Podcast with Shelter Scotland’s Gordon MacRae and Homeless Network Scotland’s Martin Gavin.
Taking place in person once again after two years online, the annual Housing First Conference on March 31 will hear that Housing First is ‘Here to Stay’ in Scotland, which is also the title of the one-day event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) – now open for book
Councils have now provided more than 1,000 Housing First tenancies across Scotland, helping tackle homelessness by offering settled homes to those with multiple and complex needs.
SafeDeposits Scotland has presented funds of £1,180, raised at a quiz night organised by the tenancy deposit scheme, to Scottish youth-specific homeless charity the Rock Trust. The 'Not Quite Burns Night Pub Quiz' was held in Glasgow on 22nd January, a few days before the birthday of Scotland&
On Friday March 11, individuals and communities across Scotland will leave the comfort of their beds to take part in the Big Bethany Sleep Out.
The UK Government has confirmed that it will repeal the 1824 law that criminalises rough sleeping and begging in England and Wales.