At the age of 38, scaffolder’s labourer, Gary, has had and lost 21 tenancies. Mental health and addictions issues repeatedly saw him unemployed, destitute and sleeping rough on Glasgow’s Renfield Street.
Housing First has delivered almost 250 Glasgow tenancies for people experiencing homelessness within the city. Former bar worker, Fraser, is starting a new life in a secure settled tenancy after experiencing homelessness on and off since his teens. Four weeks ago, the 44-year-old got the keys to a f
The Salvation Army is calling on the Scottish Government to give councils more funding to stop temporary accommodation from being used as a permanent solution. New research by the charity has revealed that the number of homeless people trapped in places like bed and breakfasts has risen in half of S
Glasgow housing associations are being invited to join the city's Housing First revolution which is providing homes for people with long term, complex issues.
Charity and academic sector leaders will use this year’s Scottish homelessness conference from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 October to urge people and organisations in Scotland that are concerned about homelessness to keep up the pace as winter approaches. A rapid response from the sector and gov
A further 15 charities are set to receive a total of £49,786 in the fourth round of funding allocation from the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust Aberdeen COVID-19 Hardship Fund. The successful charities are: The ARCHIE Foundation; Aberdeen Foyer; Social Bite; Aberdeen Association of
The Housing First Scotland Pathfinder programme launched officially in April 2019 in Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling after a ramping-up period from August 2018, two years ago this week, when the first tenants moved into properties in Glasgow allocated to the fledgeling Pathfi
South Lanarkshire Council and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) have reached an agreement to make student accommodation in Hamilton available for people who are homeless.
A Glasgow father plans to jump out of a plane at 10,000 ft to thank the city's Housing First scheme for helping him rebuild his life after homelessness. In August, Michael Wright is due to take part in a sponsored skydive to raise money for the Salvation Army which provides support to
Glasgow City Council has revealed the potential partners for its pioneering Alliance to End Homelessness with councillors set to approve the preferred bidders next week.
CALA Homes (West) has donated a significant amount of toys to a national charity as part of an annual Christmas appeal.
CALA Homes (West) has joined forces with the Salvation Army this Christmas in a bid to encourage donations to its annual toy appeal. The housebuilder is opening drop off points at four of its developments across the West of Scotland.
Ng Homes supported Challenge Poverty Week last week. Members of the Poverty Leadership Panel attended Ng Homes' Community Networking Breakfast on 9th October to raise awareness of poverty issues and to speak to attendees about what actions are being taken by the members along with encouraging more c
Routinely talking to primary school children about homelessness could prevent such problems later in life, according to the Homeless Network.
Housing minister Kevin Stewart has seen first-hand the impact of Housing First during a visit to a Salvation Army-run hub in Glasgow.