Homelessness



SFHA: More homes must be at heart of measures to end homelessness

The continuing uncertainty around Scottish Government investment in housing post-2021 risks reversing the work being done to tackle homelessness, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned following the publication of new statistics.

Published 29 January 2020

Homelessness plan for Perth housing block

Perth & Kinross Council has announced plans to transform a housing block in St Catherine's Square into flats in an attempt to help tackle homelessness across the region.

Published 29 January 2020

Homeless rights in Scotland denied ‘on an industrial scale’

Scottish local authorities are failing to deliver their legal obligations to homeless people on an industrial scale according to Shelter Scotland in the wake of new official statistics published today.

Published 28 January 2020

£4.5m Third Sector Homelessness Fund launched

The £4.5 million Third Sector Homelessness Fund is now open for applications.

Published 27 January 2020

New Alliance to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is to establish a new Alliance to work towards its aim of achieving a 75% reduction in rough sleeping by the end of the year and ending it completely by 2030.

Published 27 January 2020

Dogs permitted to stay with owners at Glasgow homeless shelter

Glasgow City Mission has introduced a scheme to allow dogs to stay with their owners through the night at its Winter Night Shelter.

Published 27 January 2020

Social Bite receives £2,100 from iconic Glasgow baths

Social Bite and the ongoing drive to defeat homelessness received a financial boost this week from Glasgow’s iconic Western Baths.

Published 24 January 2020

Perth & Kinross hails ‘significant reduction in homelessness’ with Home First approach

A 'Home First' approach to tackling homelessness has led to an 18.9% reduction in homelessness presentations in Perth and Kinross, a new report has confirmed.

Published 23 January 2020

Homelessness champion Josh Littlejohn wins Burns Humanitarian Award

A young entrepreneur who’s helping homeless people across the globe has won a top award in honour of Scotland’s most famous bard.

Published 23 January 2020

More than £100k raised for homeless people through Bethany’s Buy a Bed initiative

Supporters from across Scotland have rushed to support Bethany Christian Trust’s ‘Buy a Bed’ campaign, raising over £100,000 towards the charity’s emergency night shelter. 

Published 23 January 2020

Cyrenians among recipients of latest round of Cashback for Communities funding

Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals as part of the CashBack for Communities scheme, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 22 January 2020

Shelter Scotland hails ‘major victory’ as it drops Glasgow homelessness legal action

Shelter Scotland has revealed its intention to drop legal action taken against Glasgow City Council over homelessness after the announcement of a historic intervention by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

Published 15 January 2020

Government to implement final homelessness action plan recommendations this year

Efforts to eradicate homelessness will be stepped up in 2020 as all measures in the £50 million Ending Homelessness Action Plan are progressed, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 15 January 2020

Jon Sparkes: Progress made on tackling homelessness

CEO of Crisis and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group Jon Sparkes marks the progress made since the launch of the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 15 January 2020

Edinburgh jobcentre awarded homelessness support funding

An Edinburgh jobcentre is one of those to benefit from a share of a £3 million grant from the UK Government to support homeless people.

Published 14 January 2020