Homelessness



Barratt Homes East raises over £80,000 for homelessness charity

Barratt Homes East Scotland has raised over £80,000 for homelessness charity Rock Trust at its inaugural charity dinner.

Published 19 September 2019

Union Square shopping centre to host SleepOut 2019

Homeless charity Aberdeen Cyrenians has teamed up with Aberdeen's Union Square to host Sleepout 2019 in the shopping centre's multi-storey car park.

Published 16 September 2019

One in four families at risk of homelessness in England are employed

One in four households in England who are homeless or under the threat of homelessness in 2018 were in paid employment at the time, an Observer study of government figures has found.

Published 16 September 2019

New homelessness legislation will have ‘significant impact’ on prevention efforts, council warns

East Lothian Council has expressed concern that changing legislation and a gap in funding could hamper its efforts to tackle homelessness.

Published 12 September 2019

New £1.5m funding for homelessness prevention

Social landlords are to receive a share of £1.5 million of support to prevent homelessness for low-income families.

Published 12 September 2019

Big Issue vendors to accept contactless payments

Sellers of The Big Issue across the UK will now have access to cashless technology in a bid to boost sales.

Published 10 September 2019

Unsuitable temporary accommodation legislation to cover people facing homelessness

The Scottish Government is to extend a seven-day limit on unsuitable temporary accommodation to protect people at risk of homelessness.

Published 9 September 2019

Shelter Scotland hits crowdfund target of £15,000 to cover Glasgow City Council legal action

Shelter Scotland’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help meet the legal costs for taking Glasgow City Council to court has hit its initial £15,000 target within two weeks.

Published 5 September 2019

£4.5m promised in Programme for Government to help end homelessness in Scotland

The Scottish Government has made £4.5 million available to innovate and transform services to support the implementation of plans to help end homelessness in its Programme for Government 2019-20.

Published 4 September 2019

Investment in housing benefit could prevent thousands from homelessness

A report released today from Crisis has indicated that investment in housing benefit would prevent thousands from becoming homeless.

Published 2 September 2019

Aberdeen charities receive funding boost to tackle street begging and homelessness

Two charities are to share £12,500 of national funding to tackle street begging and homelessness in Aberdeen.

Published 28 August 2019

Val McDermid backs new Shelter Scotland campaign to get right to a home enshrined in Scottish Law

Best-selling Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has backed a major new campaign by Shelter Scotland which aims to secure the legal right to a decent home for everyone in the country.

Published 27 August 2019

Housing providers unite to tackle leading cause of women’s homelessness

New guidance has been launched today to help social landlords and local authority housing providers offer a safer and more consistent approach to domestic abuse – the number one cause of women and children’s homelessness in Scotland.

Published 26 August 2019

100 formerly homeless people have their own home with Housing First Scotland

A ground-breaking response to homelessness in Scotland has reached a milestone with more than 100 people having a home of their own along with appropriate support.

Published 23 August 2019

Ypeople CEO announces retirement

Joe Connolly has announced that he will retire at CEO of Ypeople at the end of 2019.

Published 23 August 2019