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Michael Murray (left) during a university fair in Aberdeen Michael Murray details his time as a Shelter Scotland volunteer

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The latest Homeless Spotlight participant is Rowan Alba, a charity working in Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross and Angus offering a range of services to people who are, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Now in its tenth year of independent operation, Rowan Alba has helped around 5000 people in the pa

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Scottish Churches Housing Action returns to the Homeless Spotlight to highlight Aid & Abet, its peer mentoring for people leaving prison to live in Edinburgh & Lothian. “Poachers turned gamekeepers are very useful allies,” says Bruce Budge, mentoring co-ordinator with a new project based

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Today the Homeless Spotlight falls on Ayr Housing Aid Centre, a local charity which has operated in South Ayrshire since 1987 with the primary aim and objective to provide services to homeless, those threatened with homelessness and those in housing need.  

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Today the Homeless Spotlight reveals how a trip to the Homeless World Cup turned Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke from being homeless to inspiring others into positive social change using football as a catalyst.  

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Today the Homeless Spotlight showcases the pioneering Futures project in Edinburgh run by Craigowl Communities in partnership with Gowrie Care, both part of the Hillcrest Group. A pioneering new service that aims to improve the lives of people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness by pr

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Today's Homeless Spotlight article sees The Big Issue highlight the work it does, where it operates in Scotland, the problems facing many of its vendors and the benefits of selling the magazine. Portrait by local artist Karen Bates of Edinburgh vendors who were working with The Big Issue around a ye

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Continuing this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Shelter Scotland's senior policy officer, Emma Dore, takes a detailed look at the charity's report into the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland which revealed that Scottish children spent nearly one million days homeless during 2015. Emma Dor

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In the first installment of this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Ypeople, the trading name of YMCA Glasgow, showcases its ground breaking Pathways service in South Lanarkshire, which supports people with highly complex needs and is the first service in Scotland to be based on the principle of a p

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Dan Cookson For thousands studying at Scottish universities each year, the vital task of safely securing a place to live for the next academic term treads a well-worn path; one that’s about to be an unintended casualty of new legislation that’s current going through the Scottish Parliament, acco

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