Homelessness



Blog: New Year, New Approach to Homelessness

Shelter Scotland’s campaigns and policy officer Aoife Deery on why 2019 must be a year in which the momentum towards tackling homelessness continues.

Published 15 January 2019

MSP writes to defence secretary over empty MoD homes

Gordon MacDonald MSP has written to the secretary of state for defence, Gavin Williamson, after figures revealed an increase in the number of army homes left empty in Scotland.

Published 14 January 2019

Clydebank Housing Association colleagues raise money at Sleep in the Park

Three Clydebank Housing Association colleagues participated in the Sleep in the Park event last month to raise money for homelessness.

Published 11 January 2019

Bethany raises £53k for Scotland’s homeless through social enterprise

Thousands of festive shoppers chose to purchase with purpose this Christmas by buying over 3,000 ethical Caring Christmas Trees for people in need across Scotland.

Published 10 January 2019

MoD urged to put its thousands of empty homes to use

An MSP has called on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to do more to house former veterans after new figures revealed a rise in the number of army homes left empty.

Published 7 January 2019

New University of Edinburgh course to aid efforts to tackle homelessness

A new course aimed at providing people with the necessary skills to help people who are homeless will be launched by the University of Edinburgh this month.

Published 7 January 2019

Plans to tackle homelessness in Midlothian approved

Midlothian Council has approved its Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help end rough sleeping in the region.

Published 4 January 2019

Dundee to consider funding bid as part of new Rapid Rehousing plan

A funding bid to fast-track homeless people in Dundee into permanent accommodation could be made to the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council has said.

Published 3 January 2019

Emergency accommodation for Edinburgh homeless opening just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh.

Published 21 December 2018

Council homeless service working around the clock this Christmas

West Dunbartonshire Council’s homelessness service will be working around the clock this Christmas to ensure nobody is left out in the cold.

Published 21 December 2018

Dingwall staff donate gifts for homeless children in Ross-shire

Big-hearted members of staff at the Tesco store in Dingwall have generously donated gifts to ensure that every child in Ross-shire waking up in homeless accommodation on Christmas morning will have a special parcel to open.

Published 19 December 2018

Contractor makes Christmas donation to Edinburgh homeless charity

BAM Construction’s team working on Edinburgh’s new premier office development, Capital Square, rallied round to donate 120 selection boxes to the Grassmarket Community Project which provides a drop-in meal service for the homeless community.

Published 19 December 2018

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

Charity distributes 5,000 items of winter clothing to homeless and vulnerable people

A UK Muslim-faith based charity has distributed 5,252 items of winter clothing to homeless and vulnerable people across Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham as part of its Wrap Up 2018 campaign.

Published 18 December 2018

Tenants’ union demands end to winter evictions

A union for tenants in Scotland will hold a national day of action on Saturday demanding the Scottish Government implements a ban on evictions during the winter months.

Published 14 December 2018