Homelessness

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Scottish Borders Council’s Homeless Service is appealing to any service users who left homeless temporary accommodation prior to August 2016 to contact the service regarding any belongings which may have been placed in storage. Anyone who thinks they may have belongings in storage must contact the

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Efforts to reduce homelessness in Scotland are continuing to pay dividends but the number of children living in temporary accommodation is once again on the increase. Official statistics published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician revealed that 17,100 applications for homelessness assistance

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Team Cerico: Garry Meighan, Ben Frost, Ewen Cameron, Christo Kostov, Chris Farquhar, Maureen O’Kane, Derek Thomson, Colin Murphy and Darren Schafer Staff at legal firm Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow offices went on a festive mission to raise funds for a homeless charity.

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The Dundee Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Partnership is seeking your views on Not Just A Roof - A Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Plan 2016-2021. The Strategic Plan has been developed around outcomes which people who have experienced homelessness have identified as important.

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Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness. After the political, social and cultural rollercoaster that was 2016 and the waves of news that crashed upon us almost unrelentingly, the Christmas period and the new year have hopefull

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A sponsored sleep-out by CEOs of businesses across Scotland has raised over £500,000 to build accommodation for the homeless. More than 250 Scots from politics, business and sport, including Sir Chris Hoy, braved the elements to camp out overnight in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square on December 15.

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Josh Littlejohn delivering winter aid packages to refugees in Lesbos last year The entrepreneur who set up the Social Bite sandwich chain which helps the homeless has received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

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A homeless charity has not been left short of shortbread, as a famous Scottish brand delivered pallets of the stuff for those in need. Aberdeen Cyrenians staff and service users will be treated to the traditional biscuit or meringue nests after Walkers Shortbread made the towering donation.

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for urgent action on homelessness after the number of children who are homeless at Christmas was found to have increased by 16 per cent since 2013. Figures obtained by the party show that 11,200 children were registered as homeless at Christmas last year, u

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The national charity for homeless people Crisis expects to welcome more than 300 guests to a centre in Edinburgh on December 25 and 26 where up to 400 volunteers will help provide food, warmth, comfort and festive cheer at Crisis at Christmas. But according to the charity many of these guests will h

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Aberdeen Asset Management’s apprentice fundraisers, from left, Hannah Booth, Raegan McBain, Sam McGrath, Rachel Adam and Harry Rothnie Christmas came early for Aberdeen Cyrenians when the homelessness charity took delivery of a bumper £14,000 donation raised by apprentices from Aberdeen Asset Man

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Over 70 winter jackets have been donated to homeless men in and around Glasgow thanks to a Christmas Appeal launched by hub West Scotland. Enlisting the support of its supply chain of local consultants, architects and contractors, the development company will deliver the donations to homelessness ch

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