Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.
Published 9 October 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Drygate Glasgow is holding a special event this month to raise money for homeless charities in our city.
Published 11 September 2017
The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good.
Published 6 September 2017
Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.
Published 18 August 2017
The number of people experiencing the worst forms of homelessness is expected to rise by 50% on current levels over next 25 years, according to a new report by Crisis.
Published 10 August 2017
Homelessness prevention could be ‘achievable’ for some of the most high-risk groups - care leavers, prison leavers and survivors of domestic abuse - within the next Parliament, according to an All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) report.
Published 18 July 2017
Crisis has launched a major consultation to find out what’s needed to end the worst forms of homelessness once and for all.
Published 11 July 2017
A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.
Published 22 June 2017