Graeme Brown As many as 1,000 young Scots will be forced into homelessness as a result of the “catastrophic” impact Tory welfare cuts could have on our most vulnerable 18 to 21-year-olds, Shelter Scotland has warned.
Homelessness levels in Scotland could rise as part of a Scottish Government drive to crack down on overcrowded houses, charities and housing chiefs have warned. As reported in The Scotsman, the concerns have been prompted over the introduction of Overcrowding Statutory Notices (OSN) aimed at guardin
Ben Sanders Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.
Homeless caseworkers in Glasgow have accepted an offer from the city council after almost four months of strike action. A total of 70 homeless staff walked out on March 31 over a pay dispute with the council.
By Paul Bradley at Shelter Scotland In Scotland’s fragile housing market, just having a house – irrespective of quality, location and affordability – is a good position for anyone to be in. Of course, many people do have decent homes, but the number of households on waiting lists for social ho
There’s still time for workers and organisations involved with homeless young people to fill out Homeless Action Scotland’s annual survey. The survey asks for:
A 14-year-old girl is cycling over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland. Grace Stewart-Piercy, from Lanchester, will cycle for seven days with support from her dad Simon, from Shelter Scotland’s headquarters on Charlotte Square, Edi
A vital service provided by Aberdeen Cyrenians has received a much-needed funding boost, allowing the charity to extend its service provision. The Advice, Information & Support Drop In service, which is provided five days per week, has faced an uncertain future due to recent funding cuts.
By Emma Dore at Shelter Scotland This week the Scottish Government released the annual Homelessness Statistics. In general, the statistics paint the same picture as last year with headline trends staying the same. The numbers of homeless applications and assessments as homeless continue to go down (
A pilot project has been hailed a success for helping homeless people to turn their lives around and find homes that meets their needs. The Housing First Renfrewshire initiative, a partnership between Renfrewshire Council and Turning Point Scotland, has over the last 12 months supported 10 local peo
A new programme aimed at preventing homelessness and reoffending by newly released young offenders was launched in Scotland on Wednesday. Young offenders aged 16-21 in HM Young Offenders Institute Polmont will benefit from the expertise of advisors from housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotl
Margaret Burgess A national approach to homelessness prevention has been praised for contributing towards a sixth consecutive annual fall in the number of people who are homeless.
An Edinburgh homeless charity has warned that vital services in the city are being closed or cut back because of a reduction in funding from the council. In a briefing document issued to its staff, Streetwork stated that the City of Edinburgh Council has cut about £200,000 of funding from the organ
Homeless people are being prevented from accessing their statutory rights to permanent accommodation because of “major financial barriers” introduced by some social landlords in Scotland, a law charity has warned. Govan Law Centre (GLC) said it is now common place in Glasgow for a homeless perso
Young people face considerable challenges navigating the housing market, with those on low and insecure incomes vulnerable and at potential risk of homelessness, according to a new report from the University of St Andrews published today. “Housing Generation Rent - What are the Challenges for Hous