Homelessness



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

Jackie Killeen appointed to Shelter Scotland committee

Shelter Scotland has unveiled the appointment of Jackie Killeen as a trustee member of its committee.

Published 26 November 2019

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter to open ahead of schedule

Glasgow City Mission has revealed it will open the city’s Winter Night Shelter three days early.

Published 26 November 2019

Aberdeenshire Council misses Gypsy/Travellers site compliance deadline but makes homelessness and services improvements

Aberdeenshire Council has missed another deadline for meeting the Scottish Government’s minimum standards at one of its sites for Gypsy/Travellers but has delivered service improvements for people who are homeless.

Published 25 November 2019

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter opening date will remain unchanged

Glasgow City Mission has confirmed it is continuing to plan for the opening of the city’s Winter Night Shelter on December 1 after politely declining an offer for funding to open a week early.

Published 21 November 2019

Scottish Government publishes homelessness equalities statistics

Scotland has seen a 57% reduction in homelessness applications from under-25s over the last ten years, including a 68% reduction in applications from 16-17-year-olds, compared to a reduction of 37% in all homelessness applications.

Published 20 November 2019

Parliamentary candidate Ian Murray supports Bethany Christmas campaign

Parliamentary candidate Ian Murray helped sell ethical Christmas presents at his local Bethany Christian Trust shop in Morningside yesterday to help end homelessness in Edinburgh.

Published 20 November 2019