Scottish Churches Housing Action



Scottish churches launch 'starter packs' for East Lothian homeless

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA), in association with Recycling First, Fresh Start and East Lothian Council, has launched a new venture to provide starter packs to people who become or are at risk of homelessness within East Lothian.

Published 13 June 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

New chief executive for Scottish Churches Housing Action

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has announced the appointment of David Cressey to succeed the long-standing chief executive Alastair Cameron on his retirement.

Published 12 January 2018

New development manager for Scottish Churches Housing Action

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has welcomed Heather Zajac as its new development manager as 2018 gets underway.

Published 4 January 2018

East Lothian churches act on homelessness

East Lothian churches have supported a call to help homeless people in the county during a meeting in Musselburgh this week.

Published 26 October 2017

Plan to create starter packs service for homeless people in East Lothian

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has organised a meeting to establish a starter packs service for homeless people in East Lothian.

Published 20 October 2017

Former church moderator takes up role with homelessness charity

Homelessness campaigner and former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Very Rev Dr Russell Barr is to join Scottish Churches Housing Action as its associate convener.

Published 9 October 2017

Scottish Churches Housing Action pays a visit to Fresh Start Borders

Fresh Start Borders was set up in 2009, with support from Scottish Churches Housing Action, whose administrator Lauren Forbes reports on a visit to the charity last month to see how things were going.

Published 10 August 2017

Scottish Churches Housing Action calls for action to 'eradicate, not manage' homelessness

The convener of Scottish Churches Housing Action has written to Housing Minister Kevin Stewart to call for the Scottish Government to "seek to eradicate, rather than just to manage, Scotland's major problems of homelessness".

Published 27 June 2017

Church of Scotland moderator speaks out on ‘Scotland’s shame’ of homelessness

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland described homelessness as ‘Scotland’s shame’ when he addressed the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh this morning.

Published 7 October 2016

Home Comforts welcomes national homelessness body

North Lanarkshire charity Home Comforts will welcome representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action today to see the project’s work with homeless people in the area.

Published 14 September 2016

Catholic bishops discuss homelessness

Representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) met the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland last week to describe how homelessness affects people across Scotland.

Published 13 September 2016

Church of Scotland moderator and housing minister to address homelessness uncertainties

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP will both address the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh on Friday 7 October.

Published 9 September 2016

Blog: New premises offer a ‘fresh start’ for Moray charity

Alastair Cameron, chief executive of Scottish Churches Housing Action, comments after opening a new distribution centre for Moray Fresh Start in Elgin.

Published 6 May 2016

Aid & Abet

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.

Published 2 February 2016