Homelessness



Thousands raised in Dundee to tackle homelessness

An incredible £19,294 was raised in Dundee in sponsorships for Sleep in the Park 2018.

Published 28 January 2019

Homeless deaths in Glasgow averaging at one a month, charity warns

One homeless person is dying while sleeping rough in Glasgow every month, a charity has revealed.

Published 25 January 2019

NUS Scotland joins tenants’ union’s demand for ‘winter break’ for evictions

Scotland’s largest student organisation has joined with Scotland’s only tenants’ union to demand a ‘winter break’ to forced evictions.

Published 24 January 2019

East Lothian in £7m bid to address homelessness challenges

East Lothian Council is requesting £7 million from the Scottish Government in a bid to address significant homelessness challenges across the county.

Published 23 January 2019

Perth & Kinross rapid rehousing plan presented to Scottish Government

A Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) setting out how Perth & Kinross Council will continue its work to minimise homelessness has been presented to the Scottish Government.

Published 21 January 2019

Blog: New Year, New Approach to Homelessness

Shelter Scotland’s campaigns and policy officer Aoife Deery on why 2019 must be a year in which the momentum towards tackling homelessness continues.

Published 15 January 2019

MSP writes to defence secretary over empty MoD homes

Gordon MacDonald MSP has written to the secretary of state for defence, Gavin Williamson, after figures revealed an increase in the number of army homes left empty in Scotland.

Published 14 January 2019

Clydebank Housing Association colleagues raise money at Sleep in the Park

Three Clydebank Housing Association colleagues participated in the Sleep in the Park event last month to raise money for homelessness.

Published 11 January 2019

Bethany raises £53k for Scotland’s homeless through social enterprise

Thousands of festive shoppers chose to purchase with purpose this Christmas by buying over 3,000 ethical Caring Christmas Trees for people in need across Scotland.

Published 10 January 2019

MoD urged to put its thousands of empty homes to use

An MSP has called on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to do more to house former veterans after new figures revealed a rise in the number of army homes left empty.

Published 7 January 2019

New University of Edinburgh course to aid efforts to tackle homelessness

A new course aimed at providing people with the necessary skills to help people who are homeless will be launched by the University of Edinburgh this month.

Published 7 January 2019

Plans to tackle homelessness in Midlothian approved

Midlothian Council has approved its Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help end rough sleeping in the region.

Published 4 January 2019

Dundee to consider funding bid as part of new Rapid Rehousing plan

A funding bid to fast-track homeless people in Dundee into permanent accommodation could be made to the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council has said.

Published 3 January 2019

Emergency accommodation for Edinburgh homeless opening just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh.

Published 21 December 2018

Council homeless service working around the clock this Christmas

West Dunbartonshire Council’s homelessness service will be working around the clock this Christmas to ensure nobody is left out in the cold.

Published 21 December 2018