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Blog: Flexible, determined, client shaped approach to service

By Grant Campbell, chief executive at Glasgow City Mission

Published 21 March 2015

SeAscape: What we do

SeAscape is the shortened “user friendly” name for our charity – South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness Limited.  Since 1999 we have been helping people in South Ayrshire who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 21 March 2015

Profile: Gowrie Care

Gowrie Care is a registered charity who aim to improve the quality of the life of everyone we work with.

Published 21 March 2015

Q&A with Graeme Brown, Gowrie Care area manager

You operate in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Angus. Do the demographics differ in the issues that cause homelessness?

Published 21 March 2015

Case study: My Time at Gowrie Care

Hello my name is William Young and I am staying at South Fort Street in Edinburgh. I want to let you know a bit about me, I am 42 years old and I have been homeless from 18 years old. I have had my own places and been married for 10 years but all that ended and I became homeless. I have been in a lot of homeless places but I was not happy in any of them.

Published 21 March 2015

Housing regulator under scrutiny from Parliament committee

A Holyrood committee is to ask the Scottish Housing Regulator to take forward work to deliver a range of improvements to its operations and to provide evidence on progress.

Published 20 March 2015

Regulator reveals new national thematic inquiries programme

A new and wide-ranging programme of national thematic inquiries has been announced by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 20 March 2015

Aberdeen agrees to rent out council flats to key workers

Teachers, nurses and police officers in Aberdeen could be given the chance to jump the council house waiting list in a new initiative aimed at tackling the city’s public sector staff crisis.

Published 20 March 2015

Waverley Housing celebrates Living Wage commitment

The Living Wage Foundation, in partnership with Poverty Alliance, has announced that Waverley Housing has been accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Published 20 March 2015

IFS challenges Osborne to spell out £12bn welfare cuts plan

Chancellor George Osborne has been urged to specify exactly how he plans to cut £12 billion from welfare spending by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Published 20 March 2015

£645,000 funding boost for Dundee young runaways service

A service which helps young runaways and their families has had a funding boost of over £645,000 from to the Big Lottery Fund.

Published 20 March 2015

Scottish Government sets out first details on devolved benefits

Detailed information on the scale and reach of social security benefits to be devolved to Scotland has been published.

Published 20 March 2015

Light bulb moment for sheltered housing residents

People living in a Motherwell sheltered housing complex are feeling much brighter thanks to a new range of energy efficient lights.The project at Kerr Grieve Court is part of a drive by North Lanarkshire Council to make council homes and communal areas more energy efficient.

Published 20 March 2015