Blogs



Blog: Study the market, get the skills

Bathgate-based Weslo Housing Management was among the first Scottish social landlords to branch out into the private rented housing sector. In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Weslo chief executive Mike Bruce offers some words of wisdom for others who are considering crossing the divide to meet the growing demand from this emergent market.

Published 9 February 2016

Blog: Scaling up and minding the gaps

By Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national manager Kristen Hubert

Published 8 February 2016

Interview with Ann Landels director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

In the final installment of this year’s Homeless Spotlight, Scottish Housing News talks to Crisis Skylight Edinburgh director Ann Landels.

Published 5 February 2016

Interview with a Streetyouth practitioner

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Streetwork Women’s Project – Case Study

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Blog: Understanding and a compassionate approach to addressing multiple and complex needs

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Blog: Building up experience

Michael Murray details his time as a Shelter Scotland volunteer

Published 3 February 2016

Rowan Alba

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.

Published 3 February 2016

Blog: The unintended consequences of Right to Rent

By Sarah Macfadyen, policy manager at Crisis

Published 2 February 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

Ayr Housing Aid Centre

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.

Published 1 February 2016

Blog: Private Landlord Support in Dundee

By Laura Fairlie from Shelter Scotland

Published 29 January 2016

Blog: Tackling homelessness with football

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.

Published 29 January 2016

New Resource Hub targets homelessness and improving lives in Edinburgh

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.

Published 28 January 2016

The Big Issue and what it means for its 200 Scottish vendors

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.

Published 27 January 2016