Homelessness



Reversing the Tide: Putting Rights at the Heart of Homelessness and Social Security

By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery

Published 16 July 2019

Far-right group accused of targeting homeless people in Glasgow

Homelessness charities have raised concerns that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda.

Published 16 July 2019

Gavin Yates: It’s time for investment in ending homelessness - not brutal cuts

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates on the impending cuts to homeless services in Glasgow.

Published 15 July 2019

Children more worried about homelessness than terrorism or the environment, survey reveals

Concerns about homelessness and poverty affect half of all children in the UK according to a new survey.

Published 12 July 2019

Consultation reveals support for changes to intentionality homelessness legislation

New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 11 July 2019

Social Bite Village landscape designers shortlisted for Scottish Design Award

Wardell Armstrong’s landscape design team have been shortlisted for a Scottish Design Award in the Masterplanning/Landscaping: Public Realm category for their work on the Social Bite Village.

Published 11 July 2019

Serco and Home Office urged to halt lock change notices until legal clarification

A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.

Published 10 July 2019

SFHA: ‘Support needs’ are a mandate for further investment

The publication of the latest ‘Homelessness in Scotland’ statistics highlight an “alarming need” for support for many of the most vulnerable people across the country, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned.

Published 1 July 2019

Jon Sparkes: Historic opportunity to end homelessness in Scotland for good

One year on since the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group finalised their report, Jon Sparkes from Crisis writes about the successes so far and the actions in the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 28 June 2019

Government urged to address ‘housing emergency’ as homeless applications rise to 100 a day

Homelessness applications in Scotland rose by 3% to 100 a day in the past year while the number of households and children in temporary accommodation also increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 27 June 2019

Emergency care van gets new lease of life from Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust has teamed up with local partner Edinburgh City Mission to launch its new Care Van at a dedication service held at the charity’s offices in Leith.

Published 27 June 2019

Sarah Johnsen: Overcoming barriers to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness

I-SPHERE Professor Sarah Johnsen describes how a flexible and relational approach helps to overcome many of the barriers that homeless people face when accessing healthcare. 

Published 26 June 2019

MSPs pay tribute to popular Big Issue vendor

A motion has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament which pays tribute to a Big Issue vendor who died earlier this month.

Published 26 June 2019

One in 28 Scots suffer from extreme disadvantage each year

Extreme disadvantage such as homelessness and substance dependency is experienced by one in 28 adults in Scotland each year, according to new research.

Published 24 June 2019

Hat-trick of Quality Scotland awards for Ypeople

Scottish homelessness charity Ypeople notched an impressive hat-trick of prizes at this year’s Quality Scotland Scottish Awards for Business Excellence.

Published 21 June 2019