Homelessness



Government to implement final homelessness action plan recommendations this year

Efforts to eradicate homelessness will be stepped up in 2020 as all measures in the £50 million Ending Homelessness Action Plan are progressed, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 15 January 2020

Jon Sparkes: Progress made on tackling homelessness

CEO of Crisis and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group Jon Sparkes marks the progress made since the launch of the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 15 January 2020

Edinburgh jobcentre awarded homelessness support funding

An Edinburgh jobcentre is one of those to benefit from a share of a £3 million grant from the UK Government to support homeless people.

Published 14 January 2020

Ypeople takes part in Street Cones workshop

A team from homelessness charity Ypeople were invited to participate in Street Cones' 'The Road to Change' workshop last month.

Published 14 January 2020

Temporary accommodation improvements ‘may not go far enough’

Government plans to improve standards of temporary accommodation across Scotland are a step in the right direction but may not go far enough to help those most in need, according to a senior homelessness case worker.

Published 13 January 2020

Social Bite co-founder named Robert Burns Humanitarian Award finalist

Homelessness campaigner and Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn MBE has been shortlisted for this year's Robert Burns Humanitarian Award (RBHA).

Published 10 January 2020

New film launched to raise awareness of Simon Community Scotland’s Nightstop service

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland has launched a powerful new film to raise awareness of its Nightstop project.

Published 8 January 2020

West Lothian Council reveals new £4m homelessness plan

West Lothian Council has announced a new £4 million plan to help tackle the increasing problem of homelessness amongst young people.

Published 8 January 2020

Glasgow homeless centre to close within weeks

A Glasgow centre for young homeless people is to close later this month after a three-month reprieve.

Published 7 January 2020

City of Edinburgh Council backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has voiced its support for Shelter Scotland's campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots law.

Published 6 January 2020

New report lays bare the brutal realities of ‘sofa surfing’

National homelessness charity Crisis has unearthed shocking findings about the most common yet misunderstood form of homelessness – sofa surfing.

Published 23 December 2019

More than 12,300 children in Scotland were homeless last Christmas

A total of 12,343 children were part of live homelessness applications across Scotland on Christmas Day 2018, new figures have revealed.

Published 23 December 2019

Blog: Homelessness prevention in the UK – emerging impact of CaCHE analysis

Following the publication of the policy briefing on homelessness prevention in the UK early this year, Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Dr Peter Mackie, and Dr Jenny Wood reflect on the emerging impact of this CaCHE analysis.

Published 23 December 2019

Doug Gibson: Rapid rehousing in Scotland

Doug Gibson, programme manager at Housing First Scotland Pathfinder, discusses the moves made by local authorities and their partners in the move towards a system of rapid rehousing in Scotland.

Published 20 December 2019

Kevin Stewart: A home for life, not just for Christmas

A year on from the publication of the Scottish Government's Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan, housing minister Kevin Stewart reflects on the progress which Scotland has made.

Published 20 December 2019