Homelessness



Eyes down to banish Brexit blues and raise money for Rock Trust

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is adding to Edinburgh’s event scene with an outrageous 80s fuelled bingo fundraiser, the day before the UK is set to leave the EU.

Published 21 February 2019

Bethany Christian Trust launches fundraising campaign for Edinburgh night shelter

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has launched a new campaign to raise urgent funds for beds in their emergency night shelter in Edinburgh.

Published 20 February 2019

Fundraisers to Sleep Out and speak out against homelessness in Fife

Fundraisers across Fife are preparing to brave the cold for Bethany Christian Trust’s 50th Sleep Out event on March 8 to raise money in support of Scotland’s homeless.

Published 14 February 2019

South Lanarkshire agrees homelessness prevention plan

Helping people from becoming homeless and limiting the time spent in temporary accommodation is the focus of a new council plan.

Published 8 February 2019

Madeline Cross: We need to talk about renting… again

Madeline Cross, events and communications co-ordinator at youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust asks why it is so hard for young people to rent privately, and what needs to change.

Published 8 February 2019

West Dunbartonshire agrees Rapid Rehousing approach to homelessness

A new approach to ensure homeless people in West Dunbartonshire are fast-tracked to settled accommodation has been approved by councillors.

Published 7 February 2019

Phil Wray: Working together to tackle rough sleeping

In the first in a Scottish Government series of guest blogs, Phil Wray provides an insight into the progress Glasgow City Mission has made this winter, helping more people into settled accommodation.

Published 7 February 2019

Homelessness charities join new initiative which offers practical help for beggars in Glasgow

Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging.

Published 7 February 2019

Govan Law Centre to challenge gender discrimination in the homelessness system

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is looking to launch a women’s rights project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 6 February 2019

Kevin Stewart MSP: Breaking down barriers to end homelessness

As the Scottish Government launches a consultation on homelessness legislation, housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP issues a call for views from people with experience of homelessness, those working in local authorities and the wider homelessness and housing sector.

Published 6 February 2019

Consultation opens on increased rights for homeless people

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to increase the legal rights on people who are homeless in Scotland.

Published 1 February 2019

Blog: Homelessness numbers and policy changes – what does this mean for people experiencing homelessness?

Lisa Glass responds to the latest Scottish Government statistics on homeless applications and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 1 February 2019

Rise in homelessness sparks calls for housing associations to undertake assessments

Scotland’s housing sector has called for “radical change” to tackle homelessness after new figures revealed an increase in applications for homelessness assistance and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 30 January 2019

How Nightstop is offering young people the respite they need to avoid homelessness

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has outlined how its Nightstop Service is offering safe and comfortable short-term accommodation to young people in crisis.

Published 30 January 2019

Experts warn of lethal drugs linked to homeless deaths in Glasgow

Addictions experts have voiced fears that street drugs being sold as Valium are responsible for an unprecedented number of drug related deaths in Glasgow.

Published 29 January 2019