Crisis



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

Blog: Five steps to tackling homelessness in Scotland

Crisis Scotland policy manager, Beth Reid, on the charity’s Manifesto to End Homelessness which it launched yesterday.

Published 22 March 2016

Crisis urges parties to back Manifesto to End Homelessness

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

Private Tenancies Bill passed by Scottish Parliament

New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 18 March 2016

Private tenancies bill set for Parliamentary debate

Legislation which will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) will enter Stage Three of the Parliamentary process this afternoon.

Published 17 March 2016

Courses help young people in Perth get ready for renting

Young people have successfully taken part in “Renting Ready” courses in Perth to prepare them for a successful tenancy.

Published 25 February 2016

Interview with Ann Landels director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

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

Blog: The unintended consequences of Right to Rent

By Sarah Macfadyen, policy manager at Crisis

Published 2 February 2016

Survey reveals 1 in 4 homeless people will spend this Christmas alone

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

Volunteers needed to give lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh this Christmas

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

Blog: Do sanctions really help homeless people find work?

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

Benefit sanctions ‘forcing people to sleep rough and go hungry’

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

Blog: New research shows emerging threats to Scotland’s progress on homelessness

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

Fears for Scotland’s future success in tackling homelessness

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