Homelessness



Homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians unveils new look

Starting life as a soup kitchen organised by Aberdeen University students, Aberdeen Cyrenians has spent over 50 years providing a range of support and care services to vulnerable people and those in crisis in the north east of Scotland. 

Published 27 August 2021

UK Government urged to scrap law criminalising rough sleeping

Cross-party MPs and national homelessness charity Crisis are today urging the UK Government to scrap the law that criminalises rough sleeping, six months after housing secretary Robert Jenrick said it should be “consigned to history”. 

Published 25 August 2021

Garry Burns: More action required to help avoid social housing evictions

Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland calls on the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban until they can convene a short life action group on eviction protocols while we exit the COVID pandemic and return to normality.

Published 24 August 2021

Increased risk of homelessness among unseen consequences of Covid, UN told

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed more people to the health pitfalls and stigmas associated with poverty and homelessness, University of Dundee experts have told the United Nations.

Published 19 August 2021

Homeless Network Scotland continues to make an impact

The latest Impact Report from Homeless Network Scotland has highlighted a busy first half of 2021 for the organisation including hosting the sector’s largest gatherings online, expansion of All In For Change – Scotland’s lived experience experts – and consolidation of the Everyone Home Collective, which now includes more than 30 third sector and academic organisations concerned about homelessness.

Published 11 August 2021

Turning Point Scotland to provide new Housing First service in Aberdeen

Turning Point Scotland has been appointed by Aberdeen City Council as the new provider for the city’s Housing First service.

Published 6 August 2021

Housing advocacy project launched in Fife

A partnership of Fife-based housing associations has launched the Fife Voices Housing Advocacy Project, a collaborative initiative designed to provide additional support to vulnerable tenants, promote tenancy sustainment and prevent homelessness within Fife.

Published 5 August 2021

Rock Trust to help deliver financial training for young people

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has partnered with its local Yorkshire Building Society branch in Edinburgh to deliver financial training for young people.

Published 5 August 2021

Mary Nelson receives British Empire Medal for services to homeless people in Moray

Mary Nelson, the former chairperson of Moray Fresh Start, has received her British Empire Medal for services to homeless people in Moray.

Published 3 August 2021

South Lanarkshire Council plan continues to help reduce homelessness

Tackling homelessness has seen significant successes in the second year of South Lanarkshire Council’s Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan.

Published 28 July 2021

England: More funding to ensure accommodation for prison leavers

More than 140 councils across England have been awarded a share of over £13 million to help find longer-term accommodation for prison leavers.

Published 28 July 2021

Aberdeen housing officers to continue strike action today

Around 40 members of staff within the housing service department at Aberdeen City Council will begin a four-day strike action today due to a dispute about a proposed role merger and an increased workload.

Published 27 July 2021

Scottish Labour highlights 'shameful' mental health and homelessness link

The number of people with mental health problems assessed as homeless or at risk of it has almost doubled since 2013-14, according to new statistics.

Published 27 July 2021

Scottish Churches Housing Action to close

National homelessness charity Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has taken the decision to close following a "challenging" few years.

Published 21 July 2021

Last residents of Glasgow's Bellgrove Hotel moved out

The last remaining residents of the Bellgrove Hotel in Glasgow have been moved out.

Published 20 July 2021