In the latest in a series of blogs looking back at his time as chief executive of the National Housing Federation, David Orr writes why he thinks some people say housing associations have lost their social purpose (and why it’s simply not true).
Published 27 September 2018
New measures which aim to “rebalance” the relationship between landlords and residents are to be considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England.
Published 14 August 2018
Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness.
Published 13 August 2018
Jon Sparkes blogs on the final set of recommendations from the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group which have been accepted by the Scottish Government.
Published 28 June 2018
Scotland is in the spotlight today as nearly 250 people gather at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference.
Published 26 June 2018
Shelter Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to act quickly to prevent the recent progress on homelessness being reversed after new “shocking” new figures revealed an annual increase in homelessness applications.
Published 19 June 2018
The number of homeless households in hostel accommodation in Scotland has increased by 43% since 2010, a new report has found.
Published 4 June 2018
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