Crisis



Housing minister to turn spotlight on ending homelessness today

Scotland’s housing minister will today pledge his support to national homelessness charity Crisis as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good.

Published 15 May 2017

May and Sturgeon urge action on ending homelessness as Crisis enters 50th year

The Prime Minister and First Ministers of Scotland and Wales have pledged to work with homelessness charity Crisis as it builds its plan to end homelessness for good.

Published 20 April 2017

Suspending benefit payments ‘can lead to rent arrears and homelessness’, MPs warn

Unexplained variations in the use of benefit sanctions are “unacceptable” and must be addressed, according to a committee of MPs.

Published 22 February 2017

Blog: Has private sector regulation improved things for renters in Scotland?

By Neil Guy, policy and practice manager at Crisis Scotland

Published 27 January 2017

Minister backs call for new impact centre to improve homelessness prevention

The Scottish minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed calls from Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) for a new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.

Published 23 January 2017

Crisis calls for protection for single homeless people from ‘unsuitable’ B&Bs

The national charity for homeless people Crisis expects to welcome more than 300 guests to a centre in Edinburgh on December 25 and 26 where up to 400 volunteers will help provide food, warmth, comfort and festive cheer at Crisis at Christmas.

Published 23 December 2016

CIH charity golf tournament raises £4000 for Crisis

This year’s CIH Scotland charity golf tournament managed to raise £3975.69 for CIH President’s charity for 2016 Crisis.

Published 16 December 2016

New research uncovers dehumanising effects of defensive architecture

Homeless people are increasingly being forced out of public spaces by hostile measures such as spikes, curved or segregated benches and deliberate noise pollution, a study has revealed.

Published 13 December 2016

Glasgow Homelessness Network set to benefit from share of £150k fund

Glasgow Homelessness Network is to receive a share of a new £150,000 fund to help homeless people - or those at risk of homelessness - to rent a home.

Published 7 November 2016

First homeless guests dine in style at Edinburgh restaurant

Homeless people in Edinburgh have been treated to a fine dining meal at a chic new restaurant for the first time.

Published 18 October 2016

Crisis to hold Edinburgh employment event for World Homelessness Day

Crisis is inviting potential employers, businesses and organisations to an event in Edinburgh today to mark World Homelessness Day.

Published 10 October 2016

Crisis launches £150k fund for projects helping homeless people to rent

A two year funding programme has been launched offering a total of £150k to local projects supporting homeless people or those at risk of homelessness to rent a home.

Published 6 July 2016

Crisis hails progress on homelessness in Scotland but warns rough sleepers could be ‘falling off radar’

Crisis, a national charity for homeless people, has questioned whether the statistics published yesterday show the real extent of homelessness in Scotland.

Published 29 June 2016

Charities call for action as demand for rough sleeping shelters rises

Three homelessness charities are calling for action from the next Scottish Government as new figures show that demand for winter shelters in Glasgow and Edinburgh rose sharply in 2015/16.

Published 28 April 2016