Homelessness



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

Appeal for donations as new restrictions threaten £100,000 income loss for Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland is appealing for supporters to donate online, as newly-announced Tier 4 restrictions in the west of Scotland threaten a massive loss of retail income.

Published 18 November 2020

Bidding opens for youth homelessness fundraising auction

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is exhibiting and auctioning artworks from renowned artists from across Scotland and beyond to raise funds for its frontline work with young people.

Published 18 November 2020

Wellhouse increases support to Glasgow City Council’s Homeless Services

Wellhouse Housing Association (WHA) has underlined its support of Glasgow City Council’s Homeless Services with the provision of additional properties to be used as temporary accommodation for homeless families.

Published 17 November 2020

Viki Fox: Coproduction is challenging – time and resources are vital

All In For Change brings together frontline workers and people with their own, personal experience of homelessness either currently or in the past putting lived experience at the heart of system change. For Co-Production Week 2020, Viki Fox, change lead with All In for Change, talks about co-production in real-time and the impact it is having in shaping Scotland’s homelessness response.

Published 17 November 2020

More than 14,000 households facing Christmas in temporary accommodation in Scotland

Record numbers of households in Scotland are facing Christmas in temporary accommodation, Shelter Scotland has warned today as it launches its Winter Appeal.

Published 16 November 2020

Report outlines progress of Edinburgh homelessness initiative throughout COVID-19

A progress report to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee last week updated members on delivery of the council’s Private Sector Leasing (PSL) scheme, managed by Link Housing Association.

Published 11 November 2020

Consultation opens into Housing First in Scotland

A new, 90-page National Framework for Housing First in Scotland has opened for consultation.

Published 10 November 2020

New homelessness guide published for Scottish councils

A guide for Scotland’s 32 local authorities has been published today summarising more than 100 recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) after it was reconvened by the Scottish Government in response to the pandemic.

Published 6 November 2020

Call for change to 'dangerous' new immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough for deportation 

New immigration rules targeting people sleeping rough will endanger lives, undermine progress in reducing homelessness and must be reconsidered, a collection of leading homelessness charities have warned in a message being sent to the UK Government.

Published 6 November 2020

Fiona McPhail: Regulator's report into Glasgow City Council confirms concerns raised by Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland’s lead solicitor Fiona McPhail gives her reaction to the outcome of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services.

Published 6 November 2020

Regulator publishes findings of inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services

Glasgow City Council failed to ensure it had enough suitable temporary accommodation prior to the coronavirus pandemic and did not provide temporary accommodation to significant numbers of people when they needed it, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 4 November 2020