Homelessness



Michelle Major: Telling it like it is to the housing minister

This week, Kevin Stewart MSP, Scotland’s housing minister, along with senior Scottish Government officials, had the opportunity to meet via video link four members of All in For Change, people with their own lived experience of homelessness. Homeless Network Scotland’s change lead Michelle Major co-ordinates the All In for Change meetings and facilitated this week’s video chat.

Published 11 June 2020

Bingo staff help homeless people in Glasgow

Staff at an East Glasgow Mecca Bingo branch have been supporting people in the city who are homeless by preparing hundreds of free meals.

Published 10 June 2020

TalkTalk chief executive Tristia Harrison named new trustee chair for Crisis

Tristia Harrison, chief executive of TalkTalk, has been announced as the new chair of trustees for national homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 9 June 2020

Jon Sparkes: Let’s make this the beginning of the end of homelessness in Scotland

As the Scottish Government reconvenes its Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), its chair Jon Sparkes provides a summary of the first meeting.

Published 8 June 2020

Guillermo Rodríguez-Guzmán: Introducing the Housing Costs Calculator to support effective COVID-19 planning

Guillermo Rodríguez-Guzmán from the Centre for Homelessness Impact introduces the newly developed Housing Costs Calculator which aims to help city leaders plan for the transition from emergency homelessness accommodation.

Published 2 June 2020

CIH Scotland issues policy solution for government and landlords to avoid post-COVID spike in evictions

CIH Scotland has published new proposals as part of an urgent call to action to avoid a potentially disastrous spike in evictions once the current coronavirus protections end.

Published 1 June 2020

Bank of Scotland funding helps Stella’s Voice support locals impacted by COVID-19

Stella’s Voice, a Peterhead-based charity that works to safeguard young people across Eastern Europe from traffickers and homelessness, has received funding from Bank of Scotland to help it support locals amid impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 29 May 2020

Report outlines positive impact of Ypeople

The work of homelessness charity Ypeople has affected the lives of more than 4,000 people across the length and breadth of Scotland over the last year, a new impact report has revealed.

Published 28 May 2020

Charities benefit from increased Phoenix Group support

Life insurance and pension fund manager Phoenix Group is increasing its support to charities in Scotland by donating £20,000 to both Cyrenians and Social Bite, each of whom works with people who are in vulnerable situations and either on the edge of or already experiencing homelessness.

Published 27 May 2020

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020

Jane Devine: We can’t go back to how it was before

As part of yesterday’s Everyone Home joint plan to permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic, FourSquare chief executive Jane Devine said the sector needs to capitalise on the steps taken so far with giant leaps.

Published 22 May 2020

Adam McVey: How we can work together to support anyone facing homelessness

Adam McVey, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, outlines how people in the city can work together to support anyone facing homelessness.

Published 22 May 2020

19 charities call for triple-lock to end rough sleeping

Nineteen influential charity sector organisations working to end homelessness will present a joint plan to the Scottish Government today based around three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Published 21 May 2020

Everyone Home: Martin Gavin, Head of External Relations at Homeless Network Scotland

Today, Thursday 21 May, 19 organisations that care about homelessness in Scotland will present a plan to the Scottish Government setting out what they believe needs to be done to end rough sleeping and tackle homelessness in Scotland. Martin Gavin, Homeless Network Scotland’s Head of External Relations, looks at the proposals and the impact of getting it right.

Published 21 May 2020

Everyone Home: Grant Campbell, Director at Crisis in Scotland

This outbreak has shown how crucial it is to tackle homelessness.

Published 21 May 2020