Homelessness



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

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