Crisis



Blog: First steps towards transforming temporary accommodation in Scotland

Jon Sparkes on the latest news from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, transforming temporary accommodation and gathering the views of hundreds of people with experience of homelessness.

Published 20 March 2018

Scottish Government accepts recommendations to end rough sleeping

New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government.

Published 7 March 2018

Blog: Recommendations for ending rough sleeping in Scotland are nearing completion

The Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group is close to making recommendations on ending rough sleeping for good. Read the latest progress from group chair and Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes.

Published 9 February 2018

Blog: People working in and living through homelessness working together to end it

Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the stakeholder workshop held this week as part of the work of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 1 February 2018

Blog: Scottish Government Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group: 5th meeting

Crisis CEO Jon Sparkes provides the latest update on the work of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 22 January 2018

Blog: Fourth meeting of the Scottish Government Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group

Jon Sparkes highlights the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group’s progress on ending rough sleeping, transforming temporary accommodation, funding models and gives an update on measures to help more people this winter.

Published 22 December 2017

New homelessness prevention centre set to launch in 2018

A new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions is set to formally launch in spring 2018 after Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) successfully secured funding from a philanthropist and backing from the Scottish and UK governments.

Published 18 December 2017

Blog: Working together to provide more support for homeless people this winter

After First Minster Nicola Sturgeon and housing minister Kevin Stewart approved the first recommendations of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group which will help more people sleeping rough this winter, chair of the Group Jon Sparkes explains more.

Published 30 November 2017

Ministers pledge immediate actions to tackle rough sleeping this winter

New actions recommended by the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to further tackle rough sleeping this winter are to be put into place thanks to new funds.

Published 29 November 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness

In a guest blog for homelessness charity Cyrenians, Dr Ligia Teixeira outlines why Crisis believes that improving outcomes at scale requires a new approach.

Published 15 November 2017

Blog: Progress of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group

Jon Sparkes details the second meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group which focussed on solutions to help more rough sleepers this winter as well as longer term goals.

Published 7 November 2017

Volunteers sought to give Christmas lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling for dedicated volunteers to help bring its temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

Published 25 October 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness in Scotland

Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 9 October 2017

England: 'Forgotten homeless' being denied access to housing

Thousands of people in England are "trapped in a cycle of homelessness" due to a lack of affordable and accessible housing, homelessness charity Crisis has said.

Published 6 October 2017

Members of expert group on homelessness revealed as work begins in earnest

A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

Published 5 October 2017