Homelessness



Streetreads project launches Christmas appeal

An initiative which provides free books and connects with people experiencing homelessness through stories is appealing for funds to help more people recover from life on the streets this winter, and beyond.

Published 10 December 2020

Cyrenians shared over 3m meals during COVID

Cyrenians' FareShare depot based in Leith has distributed 1,300 tonnes of food to beneficiaries across the South East of Scotland, creating over 3.1 million meals, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

Published 10 December 2020

Ellie Goulding leads star studded call for donations to support Crisis at Christmas

British singer songwriter, producer and philanthropist and new Crisis ambassador, Ellie Goulding, is leading a host of celebrities in a call to the British public to help provide support to people experiencing homelessness this Christmas, and all year round.  

Published 8 December 2020

Simon Community Scotland launches urgent Christmas appeal

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland has launched an urgent appeal for financial donations to give hope, safety and comfort to the nation’s most vulnerable people this winter.

Published 7 December 2020

Irvine Housing Association secures homelessness funding

Irvine Housing Association is to receive funding from the Scottish Government to support its drive to tackle homelessness.

Published 4 December 2020

Charities outline plan to end homelessness within two parliaments

Thirty organisations in Scotland that care about homelessness, including charities, leading academics and people with lived experience, are today calling on political parties, MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to get behind a ten-year plan to end homelessness.

Published 1 December 2020

Aberdeen Cyrenians launches Christmas giving campaign

North-East charity Aberdeen Cyrenians has launched its Christmas giving campaign, A Safe Place to Call Home, to recognise the important role that “home” has had in keeping people safe during 2020.

Published 1 December 2020

Glasgow's Winter Night Shelter located in hotel with new name

Glasgow's Winter Night Shelter will open on December 1st this year with a change of name and a new location.

Published 27 November 2020

Social Bite launches Festival of Kindness appeal

Social Bite has announced the launch of its Festival of Kindness appeal to support those in need over Christmas and the winter months.

Published 27 November 2020

Langstane Housing Association secures homelessness funding

Langstane Housing Association has outlined how it will make use of funding it has received through the Scottish Government’s Homelessness Prevention Fund.

Published 25 November 2020

Glasgow hosts Housing First information event for RSLs

Glasgow housing associations are being invited to join the city's Housing First revolution which is providing homes for people with long term, complex issues.

Published 25 November 2020

Housing associations share funding for homelessness prevention work 

Eleven housing association projects have received funding from the Scottish Government’s £1.5 million Homelessness Prevention Fund to support projects that contribute to reducing child poverty and preventing homelessness. 

Published 24 November 2020

Social Bite launches Great Brownie Bake Off

Ahead of the final episode of this year’s Great British Bake Off tonight, homelessness charity Social Bite is on the hunt for one star baker to get creative in the kitchen and produce a new brownie for its popular home delivery service.

Published 24 November 2020

Glasgow’s Lord Provost to formally open new premises for Homeless Project Scotland

A new premises for Homeless Project Scotland will be formally opened by Glasgow’s Lord Provost today after it was kindly donated to the charity by Network Rail.

Published 20 November 2020

Ashleigh Simpson: Crisis' new report on impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness

Ashleigh Simpson outlines the key findings from Scotland contained in a new report from Crisis looking at the impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and service provision.

Published 19 November 2020