Homelessness



International reaction as Housing First in Scotland passes 150 tenancy milestone

Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has reached another milestone with the creation of more than 150 tenancies, a monitoring report released today has revealed.

Published 19 November 2019

Glasgow charities call for homeless shelter to open early amid cold snap

Charities in Glasgow are urging Glasgow City Council to open its winter shelter early after a cold snap has caused temperatures to fall below freezing.

Published 19 November 2019

Shelter Scotland hosts photography exhibition to highlight mental health and homeslessness

The Shelter Scotland shop in Glasgow's Great Western Road is hosting a photography exhibition with all the images taken by people with experience of both mental ill-health and homelessness.

Published 18 November 2019

Serco lock-change evictions case: Court of Session ruling in detail

A failed asylum seeker who claimed that it was “unlawful” for her housing provider to evict her from temporary accommodation by changing the locks to the property without first obtaining a court order has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 15 November 2019

Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

New report calls for greater homelessness protection for care leavers

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has pledged to deliver new recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness.

Published 13 November 2019

Swan Group to support Shelter Scotland's Sleepwalk 2019

Swan Group is supporting this year's Shelter Scotland Sleepwalk in Glasgow on Tuesday 3rd December.

Published 13 November 2019

Barratt fundraising reaches new heights with sponsored abseil

Employees of Barratt Homes East Scotland have abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge to raise much-needed funds for its charity of the year – Rock Trust.

Published 13 November 2019

Blog: Ending homelessness in Scotland – are you all in for change?

Celeste, a volunteer with Homeless Network Scotland, highlights the new ‘All In for Change’ project that the charity is working on with its partners ahead of the first drop-in session next week.

Published 12 November 2019

Scottish Government updates homelessness code of guidance

A new code of guidance has been published to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness.

Published 8 November 2019

Scottish politicians help tackle homelessness with support for Bethany Christmas tree campaign

Scottish politicians are helping to tackle homelessness this winter by showing their support for an ethical Christmas tree campaign.

Published 7 November 2019

'Wrap up Glasgow' campaign launches to help homeless people this winter

Human Appeal, a Muslim-faith charity based in Greater Manchester, has launched its third-annual 'Wrap Up Glasgow' campaign to help ease the suffering of homeless people this winter.

Published 7 November 2019

Serco evictions may begin today

Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) has said that Serco may carry out lock change evictions today.

Published 31 October 2019

Social Bite launches Christmas 'Pay it Forward' campaign

Social enterprise Social Bite is working with more than 40 businesses across Scotland on a Christmas campaign which will ask customers to add £1 to their bill in order to 'pay forward' a Christmas meal for those in need.

Published 30 October 2019

Perth & Kinross Council identified as 'sector-leader' in tackling homelessness

A report on the performance of Perth & Kinross Council's Housing Services has highlighted its sector-leading approach to tackling homelessness.

Published 28 October 2019