Jon Sparkes blogs on the Scottish Government’s approval of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group’s temporary accommodation recommendations and charts progress on final report on ending homelessness for good.
Published 30 May 2018
Recommendations to transform temporary accommodation, including getting the right support in place from day one and giving more power to front-line workers, have been accepted by the Scottish Government.
Published 30 May 2018
Moving all homeless people out of unsuitable temporary accommodation after seven days could save Scottish councils £29 million this year alone, according to new research by Crisis.
Published 2 May 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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