Homelessness



What Works Community pilot: understanding and using data

James Cartwright explores what the What Works Community pilot teams at East Ayrshire Council, Southend Borough Council and Pembrokeshire County Council learned about the value of data practices at the project's first residential.

Published 12 December 2019

SVR opens veterans’ dining room after £160k refurbishment

A newly refurbished dining area for homeless veterans has been unveiled at Edinburgh’s Whitefoord House.

Published 12 December 2019

‘All In For Change’ launch heralds new approach to tackling homelessness in Scotland

A brand-new approach to tackling homelessness in Scotland was marked in Edinburgh this week as 'All In For Change’ held its first meeting.

Published 11 December 2019

Celebrity-backed Shelter Scotland housing rights campaign petition delivered to Holyrood

Around 10,000 people have signed a Shelter Scotland petition calling on the Scottish Government to have the right to a home enshrined in Scottish Law.

Published 10 December 2019

Regulator launches inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to investigate Glasgow City Council’s service for people who are homeless after finding that a “significant number of people” are still failing to receive temporary and emergency accommodation when required.

Published 9 December 2019

Story Scotland supports people experiencing homelessness by volunteering with Simon Community Scotland

A team from civil engineering and plant supply company Story Scotland eschewed their usual Christmas video and instead dedicated their time to helping people experiencing homelessness in the run-up to Christmas.

Published 9 December 2019

45 homeless deaths recorded in Glasgow last year

A new report has revealed how rapid action saved the lives of 17 overdose victims at Glasgow's Winter Night Shelter last year and the loss of 45 people recorded as homeless in the city.

Published 4 December 2019

Full impact of Rowan Alba unveiled in new report

A new report has outlined how Edinburgh homelessness charity Rowan Alba is providing homes for life whilst saving the public purse hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Published 4 December 2019

One child is made homeless every 37 minutes in Scotland

Shelter Scotland has called for more social housing to be built after new figures revealed that a child has been made homeless every 37 minutes in Scotland over the past year.

Published 3 December 2019

Amazon shoppers urged to buy a gift for Simon Community Scotland

Christmas gifts that might help people who are homeless are being requested by one of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.

Published 2 December 2019

Regulator outlines focus of annual risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a summary of the risks it will focus on in its annual risk assessment. 

Published 29 November 2019

Charity launches new guidance to support homeless people and their pets

The vital role dogs can play in the lives of people who are homeless – including providing companionship and a reason to exercise – is being recognised in new guidance on how landlords and local authority offices respond to homeless people and their pets.

Published 27 November 2019

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

People invited to night time walk through Glasgow for Shelter Scotland

Almost 100 people are set to walk through Glasgow during the night in support of housing charity Shelter Scotland.  

Published 27 November 2019

Glasgow City Council must ‘step up and prevent a humanitarian crisis’

Glasgow City Council should be “bold” and do more to aid the plight of the asylum seekers facing lock-change evictions by Serco, according to Govan Law Centre solicitor advocate Mike Dailly.

Published 26 November 2019