A social enterprise is giving people who are homeless access to a virtual address so they can access vital services as part of a pilot initiative in England.
Published 6 April 2021
Scottish councils doubled their use of bed and breakfast accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the first few months of lockdown last year as part of the measures taken to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic, new official statistics have revealed.
Published 24 March 2021
Homelessness charity Crisis is urging parties across Scotland to make preventing and ending homelessness, including rough sleeping, a national priority ahead of the election.
Published 18 March 2021
People who are homeless in England are to be prioritised for the coronavirus vaccine after the UK Government accepted advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Published 12 March 2021
The national homelessness charity Crisis and Pathway, the homeless healthcare charity, are to merge in a bid to tackle the stark health inequalities experienced by people who are homeless and ensure that the healthcare system plays its part in ending homelessness across the UK.
Published 9 March 2021
Ambitious new measures aimed at widening responsibility for homelessness prevention could stop people from losing their homes and make Scotland a world leader in ending homelessness, according to a new report from an independent group of experts.
Published 18 February 2021
Beginning in late 2019, the Scotland Prevention Review Group has taken forward the work of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) and the subsequent Scottish Government / COSLA Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, to recommend new legal duties on councils and public bodies to prevent homelessness. Central to the process has been the contribution throughout of people with lived experience through the Prevention Commission. Member, Evelyn Mathershaw, explains her role in helping to shape the report published today titled, ‘PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS IN SCOTLAND’.
Published 18 February 2021
Crisis, as part of the Everyone Home collective, is compiling a practical prevention compendium, bringing together in one place the best examples of what works to prevent homelessness in Scotland. Read on to find out how you can contribute…
Published 1 February 2021
Jon Sparkes: If not now, when? How Scotland can shape its response to the pandemic to help end homelessness
Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes on how the new Social Renewal Advisory Board's recommendations fit into Scotland's efforts to tackle homelessness.
Published 25 January 2021
People experiencing homelessness in England are facing the new lockdown without a return of the “Everyone In” housing policy, which helped house 15,000 people at the beginning of the pandemic.
Published 7 January 2021
Amid growing concern about the impact of Covid on the housing and financial situation of thousands of Scots, 31 organisations in the Everyone Home collective are urging people in communities and those running local services to prevent homelessness closer to home in 2021 and beyond.
Published 5 January 2021
The UK Government has pledged to support local authorities in England with additional funding to prevent vulnerable people becoming homeless, amid new figures that the number of children living in temporary accommodation has risen by more than 75% since the Conservatives came to power in 2010.
Published 22 December 2020
British singer songwriter, producer and philanthropist and new Crisis ambassador, Ellie Goulding, is leading a host of celebrities in a call to the British public to help provide support to people experiencing homelessness this Christmas, and all year round.
Published 8 December 2020
Ashleigh Simpson outlines the key findings from Scotland contained in a new report from Crisis looking at the impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and service provision.
Published 19 November 2020
A guide for Scotland’s 32 local authorities has been published today summarising more than 100 recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) after it was reconvened by the Scottish Government in response to the pandemic.
Published 6 November 2020