Homelessness



New vision for health and social care in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has published ambitious plans to transform health and social care services in the capital.

Published 23 August 2019

West Dunbartonshire Council secures funding for five-year homelessness initiative

West Dunbartonshire Council has secured £265,000 from the Scottish Government to help reduce homelessness.

Published 22 August 2019

Solicitors cast doubt on court action against council over homelessness strategy

A judicial review of Glasgow City Council's homelessness strategy is unlikely to result in meaningful change, solicitors have said.

Published 21 August 2019

CIH Scotland interviews Scottish Housing Regulator chair George Walker

In this new interview for CIH Scotland, George Walker, chair of the Scottish Housing Regulator, offers his thoughts on the new regulatory framework for social housing which came into force in April 2019.

Published 21 August 2019

Textiles student designs clothing range to aid rough sleepers

A master's student at the Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design has designed a clothing range to help people sleeping rough. 

Published 21 August 2019

Glasgow City Council threatened with court action over homelessness failures

Shelter Scotland has threatened to take Glasgow City Council to court unless over what the charity describes as ‘gatekeeping’ and systemic failures within the city’s homelessness services.

Published 19 August 2019

Regulator's second National Panel report explores people's experiences of homelessness services

A new report from the Scottish Housing Regulator has provided an insight into people's experiences of using homelessness services.

Published 19 August 2019

Ypeople to host annual charity golf day

A charity which provides support to vulnerable groups, homeless help and youth services will host its 9th annual charity golf event later this month to fundraise for special projects and events that take place throughout the year.

Published 16 August 2019

Edinburgh reconvenes homelessness task force to address rough sleeping

The City of Edinburgh Council’s homelessness task force will reconvene today to address how city-wide services can best help some of the most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, including those who are rough sleeping.

Published 15 August 2019

CIH Scotland welcomes proposals to improve temporary accommodation standards

Proposals to improve standards of accommodation and ensure that no homeless household spends long periods of time in unsuitable accommodation are to be supported but the Scottish Government must provide adequate support, resources and time for local authorities to meet new obligations, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 14 August 2019

One homeless person dies every 19 hours in the UK

An investigation by a campaign group has found that one homeless person dies every 19 hours on average.

Published 14 August 2019

QMU lecturer and author to discuss homelessness with Val McDermid at Edinburgh book festival

Queen Margaret University’s Dr Geetha Marcus, senior lecturer, psychology, sociology and education, will join Val McDermid and guests on stage at The Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 15 to explore the many forms of homelessness including sleeping rough, sofa surfing, living in cars and temporary accommodation.

Published 12 August 2019

Bethany kicks off Edinburgh Fringe Festival in style

Homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust is hosting a vintage fair at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in an attempt to provide aid to homeless people in the city.

Published 2 August 2019

Maggie Brünjes: SFHA and Homeless Network join up to Prioritise Prevention

Maggie Brünjes, who leads the Homeless Network, previews the charity’s upcoming annual conference and welcomes the SFHA as event partner.

Published 1 August 2019

New post to deliver specialist support for Ypeople’s PIE approach

Scottish charity Ypeople has announced the appointment of Dr Emily Pathe as a new specialist counselling psychologist to support its work with people experiencing homelessness.

Published 29 July 2019