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
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
Crisis Scotland policy manager, Beth Reid, on the charity’s Manifesto to End Homelessness which it launched yesterday.
Published 22 March 2016
National homelessness charity Crisis is today launching a series of recommendations for the next Scottish Government to follow in its continued fight against homelessness.
Published 21 March 2016
New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament.
Published 18 March 2016
Legislation which will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) will enter Stage Three of the Parliamentary process this afternoon.
Published 17 March 2016
Young people have successfully taken part in “Renting Ready” courses in Perth to prepare them for a successful tenancy.
Published 25 February 2016
In the final installment of this year’s Homeless Spotlight, Scottish Housing News talks to Crisis Skylight Edinburgh director Ann Landels.
Published 5 February 2016
By Sarah Macfadyen, policy manager at Crisis
Published 2 February 2016
As Crisis opens its Christmas centres to an expected 4,000 homeless guests, new research by the charity reveals how one in four homeless people in the UK will spend this Christmas alone, while more than six out of ten will spend it with neither family nor friends.
Published 23 December 2015
From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.
Published 21 December 2015
At Crisis we know it is possible for homeless people to find and sustain meaningful employment, and in doing so to rebuild their lives. But new research we have published finds that the conditionality and sanctions regime instead makes it much harder for homeless people to find work.
Published 14 December 2015
Crisis is calling for reform of how benefit sanctions work for the most vulnerable as new research by the charity reveals how the regime is leaving people homeless, hungry and destitute and making it even harder for them to find work.
Published 11 December 2015
The Scottish Government blazed a trail in tackling homelessness, but there is no room for complacency, writes Jon Sparkes, chief executive at Crisis.
Published 9 December 2015
Scotland’s ambitions to tackle homelessness are under threat according to a new report published today by national homelessness charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Published 8 December 2015