Homeless Action Scotland



Homeless Action Scotland calls for a minister for homelessness and housing

Having previously outlined the policy proposals Homeless Action Scotland believes should be adopted by the next Scottish Parliament, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns tackles each of those in detail, beginning with the introduction of a new homelessness and housing minister.

Published 4 May 2021

Garry Burns: Homeless Action Scotland's policy asks for next Holyrood Parliament

Homeless Action Scotland communications and engagement manager Garry Burns outlines the policy proposals the charity believes should be adopted by the next Scottish Parliament.

Published 13 April 2021

Garry Burns: Rehab and housing – A practical solution

Following the tragic news that a young man died of a drug overdose days after leaving his rehabilitation placement, Homeless Action Scotland communications and engagement manager Garry Burns offers a practical housing solution to help prevent similar deaths from happening in the future.

Published 16 March 2021

Garry Burns: Further housing protections required for survivors in Domestic Abuse Bill

With Homeless Action Scotland invited to submit evidence at stage one of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns outlines the charity's concerns in relation to the housing and homelessness element of the legislation.

Published 3 February 2021

Gavin Yates: Eviction ban extended – still more action needed

In the wake of a further extension to the ban on evictions, Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates argues that increased government support for those with a genuine reason for an inability to pay rent should be embedded in law.

Published 12 January 2021

Homeless Action Scotland: The creation of youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is almost invisible to the public therefore only true radical change can bring it to an end for good, writes Homeless Action Scotland.

Published 15 October 2020

Gavin Yates: There may be trouble ahead – a report from the Homeless Prevention Strategy Group

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates reports back from the Homeless Prevention Strategy Group (HPSG) and warns that despite worrying homelessness statistics this year, potentially yet more bad news is on the horizon.

Published 11 September 2020

Charities hit out at proposed funding cuts to Glasgow advice agencies

Proposed funding cuts that will close five of Glasgow’s eight Citizens Advice Bureaux will cost communities millions of pounds, new analysis has revealed.

Published 1 September 2020

Homeless Action Scotland launches questionnaire on working during COVID-19

Homeless Action Scotland has launched a questionnaire to find out how people who work in the housing or homelessness sector feel about COVID-19.

Published 31 July 2020

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020

Homeless Action Scotland: The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill 2020

With emergency legislation being passed in the Scottish Parliament this week, Homeless Action Scotland’s policy manager takes a quick look at what this means for the sector and some of the challenges services might face in the future.

Published 3 April 2020

Workforce in Scotland survey: who are working on the frontline of homelessness?

Homeless Action Scotland is conducting a survey to find out more about the workforce providing services to people experiencing homelessness.

Published 27 November 2019

Garry Burns: Engaging people with lived experience of homelessness

Homeless Action Scotland’s Garry Burns calls on individuals with lived experience to get involved with the Scottish Government’s homelessness consultations with a pledge to offer support to anyone who requires it.

Published 18 July 2019

Gavin Yates: It’s time for investment in ending homelessness - not brutal cuts

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates on the impending cuts to homeless services in Glasgow.

Published 15 July 2019

‘Significant’ change in public perceptions required to make progress on homelessness

Scotland’s membership organisation for homelessness today called for a ‘national conversation’ to address public perceptions of the causes and realities of homelessness.

Published 28 February 2019