An internationally renowned award has been presented to a research group whose work prompted a step-change in the UK Government’s approach to extreme disadvantage.
Published 21 February 2020
A building brick made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste has been launched by a spin-out company from Heriot-Watt University.
Published 8 January 2020
Heriot-Watt University has been announced as a recipient of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the work of its Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE), an institute that has brought new impetus to UK and international efforts to address extreme forms of disadvantage.
Published 22 November 2019
A team from Heriot-Watt University has reached the final of an international competition to build a solar-powered house.
Published 23 October 2019
Academics are to investigate the impact of the alcohol minimum unit pricing law on homeless drinkers.
Published 24 September 2019
A master's student at the Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design has designed a clothing range to help people sleeping rough.
Published 21 August 2019
Extreme disadvantage such as homelessness and substance dependency is experienced by one in 28 adults in Scotland each year, according to new research.
Published 24 June 2019
Prof. Sarah Johnsen from Heriot-Watt University describes four key ingredients that make Housing First work.
Published 17 May 2019
Plans have been unveiled for a new village with 3,600 homes on a swathe of land surrounding Heriot-Watt University in the west of Edinburgh.
Published 4 April 2019
Students have been encouraged to “push each and every boundary” that makes up a typical home, in a tie up between Heriot-Watt University and homebuilder CALA Homes.
Published 7 March 2019
Homelessness experts have called on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together following evidence that reductions in homelessness across Scotland have stalled.
Published 25 February 2019
Governments urged to tackle root causes of rough sleeping with more than 24,000 people facing Christmas on streets or public transport
More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend Christmas sleeping rough, on public transport, or in tents – far more than there were five years ago, according to new figures.
Published 18 December 2018
Urban studies professor Glen Bramley is among four leading housing scholars to have been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences following nomination by the Housing Studies Association (HSA).
Published 19 October 2018
Health experts from across the UK have called for Commissioners for Ageing to be introduced in England and Scotland to help place housing at the heart of service integration for older people.
Published 15 October 2018
A ‘supported lodgings’ model must be introduced in Scotland to urgently address youth homelessness and reduce reliance on hostel and B&B accommodation, a new report has found.
Published 18 September 2018