Homelessness



Plans submitted for homeless hostel in Fife

Plans to convert a Fife hotel into a hostel for people affected by homelessness and substance misuse have been submitted to Fife Council.

Published 10 May 2021

Queens Cross helps to address child poverty and homelessness

A new project aimed at helping young parents manage their home and reducing child poverty is helping young families in north west Glasgow.

Published 7 May 2021

Charities condemn UK plans to remove rough sleepers

Plans that make rough sleeping grounds for cancelling someone’s right to remain in the UK are inhumane and could put people experiencing homelessness at greater risk, 60 expert organisations have warned. 

Published 7 May 2021

Social care organisation Aspire falls victim to data ransom attack

Thousands of files belonging to an organisation that provides homelessness services to vulnerable groups across Glasgow have been posted online in a "sickening" cyber attack.

Published 30 April 2021

Three in four people believe more attention should be paid to homelessness, report finds

Almost nine in ten people think that homelessness is a serious problem and nearly three-quarters of the public believe that not enough attention is given to the issue in the UK, newly published research by Ipsos MORI has found.

Published 30 April 2021

Hundreds of homeless people receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Glasgow

Hundreds of vulnerable homeless people are receiving their first COVID-19 vaccinations in Glasgow as teams of nurses visit temporary accommodation and support services to provide injections.

Published 30 April 2021

Glasgow Alliance announces new director to lead city-wide vision in ending homelessness

A director has been appointed to lead a unique collaboration of support providers and people who have been affected by homelessness that have come together to end homelessness in Glasgow.

Published 27 April 2021

Social Bite launches 'At Home' dining box with celebrity chef Tony Singh

Homelessness charity Social Bite has launched its very first At Home dining box, giving people across the central belt the chance to enjoy delicious, restaurant-quality dishes at home while supporting those who have experienced homelessness.

Published 23 April 2021

Judge orders LA to find housing for Skid Row homeless within six months

A Los Angeles judge has ruled that the city must find housing for the entire population of Skid Row, its infamous homeless neighbourhood, within six months.

Published 22 April 2021

All In For Change team kick-starts 'National Conversation' on homelessness

A team with personal experience of the homelessness system are gathering information during April and May from every corner of Scotland to help understand what is needed to end homelessness.

Published 15 April 2021

Licensed premises confused with church in Livingston supported housing bid

Councillors have rejected plans to build a housing complex for young people in Livingston due to a number of “significant errors” contained within the planning application and a perceived lack of community consultation.

Published 15 April 2021

Jade Wallace: All In For Change team want to hear from you

All In For Change bridges the gap between homelessness policy, planning and action on the ground. It includes people from across Scotland committed to ending homelessness who each bring unique knowledge to the table, either from working in the housing, social care or homelessness sectors or through living it. During April and May the ‘Change Team’ are leading off a National Conversation on ending homelessness. Jade Wallace has been part of the AIFC programme and the Change Team since day one.

Published 15 April 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

Aberdeen Cyrenians launches new service for pets of people affected by homelessness

The charity StreetVet will be launching its outreach services to Aberdeen on April 27, working in partnership with Aberdeen Cyrenians to support its clients and their furry friends affected by homelessness.

Published 8 April 2021

Doug Gibson: Scaling up Housing First across Scotland

Doug Gibson has been involved in the adoption and scaling up of Housing First through his role as programme manager for the Housing First Pathfinder. As the approach extends across most council areas in Scotland from this week, he considers how it could help end large scale homelessness for good.

Published 7 April 2021