Homelessness

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A two year funding programme has been launched offering a total of £150k to local projects supporting homeless people or those at risk of homelessness to rent a home. The Crisis Help-to-Rent Programme is open to statutory and voluntary services working with people not normally eligible for help fro

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Blue Triangle Housing Association, which exists to support, accommodate and assist vulnerable homeless people achieve better lives, is holding a fundraising football tournament. The idea for the event, which will take place on Friday August 19, 11am-4pm at the Toryglen Football Centre in Glasgow, co

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Over 350 volunteers descended on Glasgow at the weekend to be involved in the delivery of the Homeless World Cup which kicks-off on Sunday. The final training session, held at the Emirates Arena, brought together many of the volunteers who have willingly given up their time to support the global tou

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Leonardo DiCaprio (Photo by See Li / CC BY) Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to visit Edinburgh this year and become the latest A-lister to call in on homeless charity sandwich shop Social Bite.

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Shelter Scotland shop manager Charlene Ritchie with a pair of dirty pants which were donated to the shop A full dominatrix set, a china doll with a lock of human hair glued under its clothes, a mummified cat, loose teeth with the roots still attached and 40 life-sized plastic pigeons are just some o

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Dr Beth Watts speaking at The Rock Trust’s youth homelessness conference After addressing the international youth homelessness conference organised by The Rock Trust, Dr Beth Watts summarises her take on what the priorities should be in developing services for young people at risk of or experienci

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A local authority in England has been criticised for its policy of buying one-way train tickets for homeless people to move them out the area. Bournemouth Borough Council said it has spent £500 so far on train tickets for nine people to leave as part of a new £200,000 strategy using “assertive t

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Blochairn Housing Association director, Michael Carberry, joined 40 other volunteers to sleep rough last month to raise funds to help vulnerable, homeless people in Glasgow. Held by the Marie Trust, the ‘sleep rough night’ took place in Skypark’s car park with every penny raised helping to mai

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Dundee has been confirmed as the host of the country’s first gig to battle homelessness. The Musicians Against Homelessness event aims to raise funds for the homeless charity Crisis and boost up-and-coming bands with a marathon 12-hour show, The Courier has reported.

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The Muslim community in Aberdeen is to hand out freshly-cooked Asian meals to help the city's homeless or anyone suffering hardship. Community organisation Aberdeen Muslims has been planning Foodbox after an earlier partnership with Aberdeen Cyrenians raised more than £5,000 for homeless people.

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Some of the cycle challenge entrants Cycling enthusiasts from across Scotland are set to descend on Kelso to take on the gruelling challenge of cycling either 50 or 100 miles to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland.

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STV has been announced as the home broadcaster of the 2016 Homeless World Cup which comes to Glasgow in July. As part of the television company’s coverage, its city channels, STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh will show live matches daily, direct from the city’s George Square. Viewers will also get t

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(from left) Thomas Ross, Jenna McGhie, Amy Graham, Catherine Lavery, fundraiser for The Marie Trust, Lauren Sallows, Angela Robertson and Tom Fallon The Marie Trust has hailed the success of its first sleep rough night which raised £4,000 for vital Day Centre services with every penny used to help

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Thousands of Scots are being pushed into poverty and homelessness because of higher private rental costs as a direct result of failures to protect the country’s social housing stock, a think tank has found. While Scotland had almost one million social rental homes in 1990, the report by the Scotla

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