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
The number of homeless households in hostel accommodation in Scotland has increased by 43% since 2010, a new report has found.
Published 4 June 2018
Effective approaches for Scotland to use publicly created increases in land value to help finance the infrastructure needed to deliver new housing and other development have been highlighted in a report published today.
Published 23 May 2018
Prof Sarah Johnsen reflects on the question of why Housing First seems to be so much more effective than mainstream provision for the majority of homeless people with multiple and complex needs.
Published 21 March 2018
The Urban Society of Heriot-Watt University will be launching the first annual Scottish Urban Students Forum networking and speakers event on April 6 at the Scottish Poetry Library.
Published 14 March 2018
New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government.
Published 7 March 2018
Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.
Published 7 March 2018