Crisis



Blog: What we learnt at SNP conference

Over the past month, the Crisis policy team has been to Liberal Democrat, Labour, Conservative and SNP conferences, meeting politicians, going to fringe events and listening to debates and has been blogging about their experiences at each.

Published 28 October 2015

‘Right to Rent’ immigration scheme to be rolled out across England from February

The UK government is to press ahead with plans requiring landlords to check the immigration status of renters despite a pilot scheme evaluation revealing the policy had an “alarming” impact on homelessness and the “potential” for discrimination.

Published 20 October 2015

Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill published

The Scottish Government has today published a new bill which aims to give more security, stability and predictability to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS).

Published 8 October 2015

Homes for Scotland calls on Holyrood to meet Scottish home owning aspirations

The home building industry in Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to follow Prime Minister David Cameron in acting boldly to help meet the home owning aspirations of the majority of Scots.

Published 8 October 2015

England: Five per cent jump in homelessness ‘extremely worrying’

The number of households accepted as homeless across England has increased by five per cent, according to official figures.

Published 24 September 2015

Sturgeon reveals plans for rent controls with new Private Tenancies Bill

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.

Published 1 September 2015

Blog: Are things improving for single people who are homeless in Scotland?

By Beth Reid, policy manager at Crisis Scotland

Published 27 August 2015

Homelessness prevention in Wales ‘sets an example for the rest of the UK’

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 11 August 2015

Landlords expected to evict illegal immigrants

Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.

Published 4 August 2015

Less than half of single homeless people in Scotland find a home, research finds

Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 30 July 2015

Tackling homelessness early is cost-effective, research finds

Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study.

Published 28 July 2015

Blog: Looking beyond falling numbers

Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.

Published 24 July 2015

Glasgow City Council ‘fully acknowledges’ homelessness ‘logjam’

Glasgow City Council has told Scottish Housing News that it “fully acknowledges” people have had to be turned away from its homelessness services as it struggles to deal with a “logjam” in temporary accommodation.

Published 28 May 2015

Queen’s Speech – Mixed reaction to English Housing Bill

The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction.

Published 28 May 2015

England: Supreme Court judgement to see councils revise homeless provision

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing.

Published 14 May 2015