Homelessness



Homelessness reduced in West Dunbartonshire following council initiative

Homelessness in West Dunbartonshire has declined by nine per cent since the introduction of a new initiative designed to help tackle the issue.

Published 3 May 2019

Tuning Up Housing First: Scotland’s Top 100

Doug Gibson, Business & Innovation Manager at the Homeless Network, provides the second of four blogs in the lead up to Scotland’s major Housing First conference on 22 May 2019.

Published 2 May 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network to study homelessness prevention among north and islands RSL’s

A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland.

Published 1 May 2019

Shelter Scotland calls for end to local connection and intentionality homelessness tests

Plans by the Scottish Government to remove barriers for people needing to access homelessness services are welcome but don’t go far enough, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 29 April 2019

CIH Scotland raises concerns over government homelessness proposals

Financial support must be made available to help local authorities deal with any increase in demand for housing or support services if proposals to tackle homelessness are implemented, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 26 April 2019

Aoife Deery: Why local connection and intentionality homelessness tests need to change

Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer, Aoife Deery, discusses the Scottish Government’s consultation on its plans to change the rules around local connection and intentionality with regards to homelessness.

Published 26 April 2019

End Youth Homelessness launches second campaign phase

The national movement of local charities which placed sculpture exhibitions in UK train station to raise awareness of youth homelessness has recently launched phase two of the campaign.

Published 26 April 2019

Housing First Scotland: Sizing it Up

Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Homeless Network, provides the first of four blogs in the lead up to Scotland’s major Housing First conference on 22 May 2019.

Published 25 April 2019

New study to explore homelessness prevention in Perth & Kinross

Perth & Kinross Council has commissioned a five-month inquiry to establish the factors that lead to people sleeping rough.

Published 25 April 2019

Public health expert to speak at Housing First event

The link between housing and health will be underlined by leading academic and former chief medical officer for Scotland, Prof. Sir Harry Burns, who has been confirmed as a new speaker at ‘Ramping Up’, the Housing First Scotland Conference, on 22 May in Edinburgh.

Published 18 April 2019

Barratt East chooses Rock Trust as charity of the year

An Edinburgh-based youth homelessness prevention organisation has been chosen by Barratt East as its charity partner of the year as it sets out its corporate social responsibility programme for 2019.

Published 16 April 2019

Simon Community Scotland to amalgamate with Streetwork

Two of Scotland's leading homeless charities have amalgamated to become one unified organisation.

Published 11 April 2019

Train stations to exhibit sculptures to raise awareness of hidden youth homelessness

A UK-wide movement of local charities has collaborated with acclaimed artist and sculptor David Oliveira to place “invisible” wire sculptures of young people in major train stations and shopping centres around the UK.

Published 11 April 2019

Glasgow HIV outbreak result of ‘perfect storm’ of homelessness and cocaine injecting

Homelessness and a rise in cocaine injecting have been linked to a 10-fold increase in HIV infection among drug users in Glasgow, according to new research.

Published 10 April 2019

Prevention work brings Edinburgh’s homelessness figures down by a fifth

Prevention work by the City of Edinburgh Council has led to a significant reduction in the number of homeless presentations over the last five years.

Published 10 April 2019