Homelessness



Centre For Homelessness Impact joins forces with Comic Relief

The Centre For Homelessness Impact (CHI) has forged a new partnership with Comic Relief to accelerate its work to bring a ‘what works’ approach to ending homelessness in more communities across the United Kingdom.

Published 14 September 2021

Orkney homeless service ‘overwhelmed’ due to pandemic

Orkney Islands Council is facing significant challenges to permanently rehome households after a major rise in the number of people affected by homelessness during the pandemic.

Published 13 September 2021

Gavin Yates: The housing market is broken… we should be careful how we fix it

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates provides his take on this week's Programme for Government, in particular the proposals for rent controls.

Published 10 September 2021

England: Over 135,000 homeless households have support needs

More than 135,000 of the households in England who experienced or were at risk of homelessness during much of the pandemic also had other support needs, new UK Government statistics have revealed.

Published 10 September 2021

Thorntons Solicitors join Sir Chris Hoy and Social Bite to 'break the cycle' of homelessness

Colleagues from Scottish law firm Thorntons took part in the organised cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday to raise funds for Social Bite’s new villages, which will house and provide support to people affected by homelessness.

Published 9 September 2021

Martin Gavin: How the Programme for Government stacks up on homelessness

Martin Gavin from Homeless Network Scotland takes a closer look at the housing and homelessness elements in the Programme for Government, published on Tuesday.

Published 8 September 2021

England: Everyone In scheme risks trapping more than 9,000 people in homelessness

Over 9,000 people with the most serious support needs, such as trauma, physical and mental health problems and drug and alcohol dependencies, are at risk of being trapped in a cycle of homelessness because there aren’t enough Housing First programmes available in England to support them into a permanent home, the homelessness charity Crisis has warned in a new report published today.

Published 8 September 2021

Soldiers’ cycle challenge raises funds for homeless veterans

Three Scottish soldiers have cycled over one thousand miles to raise funds for the homeless veterans charity, Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR).

Published 7 September 2021

Homeless accommodation plans approved at former Fife hotel

Fife Council has granted a not-for-profit company planning permission to turn a former hotel in Leslie into homeless accommodation.

Published 3 September 2021

South Ayrshire Council opens door to better housing with social lettings agency

South Ayrshire Council has launched a new lettings agency to ensure everyone can access better housing.

Published 2 September 2021

Andrew Garraway: Housing First and harm reduction in Highland

Homeless Network Scotland hosted a webinar on Housing First and Harm Reduction this week to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. By bringing together a range of contributors from third sector, Health and Social Care Partnerships, the NHS and the Scottish Government, the webinar offered an opportunity to reflect on the realities of delivering on the principle of harm reduction against the backdrop of increasing drug-related deaths in Scotland.

Published 1 September 2021

Anderson Strathern helping to Break the Cycle

The Chain Gain team at law firm Anderson Strathern are taking part in Social Bite’s 60-mile cycling challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh taking place on September 5 in support of the charity's mission of ending homelessness and build two new Social Bite Villages.

Published 1 September 2021

Housing First pilot launches in Dumfries

A new Housing First Pilot Project has been launched in Dumfries.

Published 31 August 2021

Cornwall's homeless to be housed in portable sheds

Rough sleepers and other vulnerable people in Cornwall are to be housed in “sheds” due to a housing shortage fuelled by the growing number of second homes and holiday lets in the area.

Published 30 August 2021

Riverside Scotland outlines commitment to housing military veterans

Riverside Scotland has made a strong commitment to providing homes for veterans at risk of homelessness in its two newest social housing developments.

Published 27 August 2021