Crisis



SNP manifesto backs annual target of 100,000 UK affordable homes

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered her party’s election manifesto yesterday, promising to end austerity and deliver 100,000 affordable homes in the UK.

Published 21 April 2015

Rise in children in temporary accommodation as homelessness applications fall

The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 31 March 2015

MPs call for ‘urgent’ review into benefits sanctions

MPs have called for a full and “urgent” independent review to investigate whether benefit sanctions are being applied appropriately, fairly and proportionately.

Published 24 March 2015

Report reveals benefit sanction ‘hotspots’ across Britain

A report into benefit sanctions by homelessness charity Crisis has revealed a postcode lottery where people are more likely to be penalised than others.The report found significant variations in sanction rates in different parts of the UK with Aberdeenshire and Clackmannanshire among the areas where people are most likely to be sanctioned.

Published 10 March 2015