Homelessness



COLAB launches Christmas gift appeal in collaboration with Simon Community Scotland

A Glasgow hub for retailers, entrepreneurs and local creatives has launched a Christmas appeal with Simon Community Scotland to gift homeless people with the essentials they need to survive the winter in the city.

Published 12 December 2018

Blog: Get real, Mr Littlejohn MBE

Bruce Forbes on how charitable fundraising alone cannot solve homelessness and that stating otherwise can understate the severity of the problem.

Published 11 December 2018

Housing minister to outline plan to end homelessness at SFHA conference

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has secured Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government, housing and planning, to be its opening speaker at its From Homeless to Housed Conference taking place in Edinburgh this week.

Published 11 December 2018

830 homes pledged for rough sleepers as Sleep in the Park raises more than £3.2m

Donations for homeless people in Scotland topped £3.2 million as more than 10,000 people came together in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen took part in the world’s biggest sleepout on Saturday.

Published 10 December 2018

Ardenglen raises £3,000 and earns praise from Social Bite

Ardenglen Housing Association completed its Sleep in the Park participation and received the personal thanks of Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn MBE.

Published 10 December 2018

Highlands rapid rehousing plan outlined

Highland councillors have approved a new rapid rehousing plan which aims to tackle homelessness in the region.

Published 7 December 2018

Property firm offers flats to homeless people as part of Sleep in the Park support

Two property entrepreneurs have offered to donate some of their flats to the homeless, in a unique collaboration with social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 7 December 2018

More than 6,000 children in Scotland will be homeless at Christmas

More than 6,000 children from across Scotland face being homeless this Christmas, the highest number in ten years, according to new figures.

Published 5 December 2018

Dunedin Canmore hostel is home to me, my dog …and our 10 newborn puppies

A homeless woman who was provided with accommodation for her and her pet dog by Dunedin Canmore was later sharing the home with a few more tiny residents.

Published 5 December 2018

Stewart Milne to support homeless charity with sleep out

Scottish businessman Stewart Milne alongside colleagues from Stewart Milne Group and Aberdeen Football Club will join the world’s largest sleep out in support of Social Bite’s nationwide effort to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 5 December 2018

Glasgow City Council knew about Serco refugee eviction plans ‘for months’

Plans by private housing provider Serco to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow were known by senior managers at Glasgow City Council for months, according to reports.

Published 4 December 2018

Blog: Ending homelessness together in the Scottish Parliament

As the publication of the Scottish Government’s new Action Plan for Ending Homelessness Together was debated in the Scottish Parliament last week and received cross-party backing, Jon Sparkes, Crisis chief executive and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), blogs about the significant progress that’s been made in the last 15 months.

Published 3 December 2018

Homeless people across Great Britain helped thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Vital coaching services delivered by national homelessness charity Crisis have received a welcome boost of £1,042,729 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Published 3 December 2018

Housing minister accepts amendment to limit stays in unsuitable temporary accommodation

The Scottish Government has pledged to bring forward legislation to restrict the use of unsuitable temporary accommodation for homeless people in the next programme for government.

Published 30 November 2018

Ardenglen signs up to Sleep in the Park

A team from Ardenglen Housing Association has signed up to Sleep in the Park.

Published 30 November 2018