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

Blog: Ending homelessness in Scotland: Good is no longer good enough

A new bold ambition to end rough sleeping and dramatically reduce the use of temporary accommodation is a welcome and exciting development in Scotland. Ligia Teixeira reflects on how we can best ensure that vision is translated into reality.

Published 5 October 2017

Crisis launches major consultation on ending homelessness

National charity for homeless people Crisis is running a major consultation as part of its 50th anniversary year to develop a plan to end homelessness.

Published 2 October 2017

Call to limit use of unsuitable temporary accommodation to seven days for all homeless people

Living in unsuitable temporary accommodation, such as B&Bs, for long periods of time is destructive, demoralising and prevents people moving on from homelessness, according to a new report.

Published 28 September 2017

Crisis chief executive to chair homelessness and rough sleeping action group

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has revealed further details of a new short term action group which will identify the actions needed to end rough sleeping in Scotland, including its new chair.

Published 20 September 2017

England: Rise in homelessness ‘likely to have been driven by welfare reforms’

A sharp increase of homelessness across England, which is costing the public purse more than £1 billion a year, is “likely to have been driven” by the government's welfare reforms, according to a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Published 13 September 2017

Fundraising gig to combat homelessness in Glasgow

Drygate Glasgow is holding a special event this month to raise money for homeless charities in our city.

Published 11 September 2017