Cyrenians Column: Charity marks 50th year of tackling homelessness

In the first of a new monthly column exclusively for Scottish Housing News, Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken looks back over the charity’s 50 years in operation and charts its involvement in the Social Bite Village.

Published 3 July 2018

Regulator highlights importance of providing good quality, accessible information on homelessness services

A report highlighting the importance of easy access to homelessness services information for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness has been published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 2 July 2018

New city centre hub to help Glasgow’s homeless

A new hub is being created in Glasgow city centre to help homeless people access a number of services in the same location.

Published 29 June 2018

Idea to tackle homelessness in Glasgow shortlisted for global future cities competition

A proposal to address homelessness in Glasgow by converting car parks into overnight homeless shelters is down to the final five entries for the UK in a global competition run by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Published 29 June 2018

Homeless people offered music lessons to help them busk for money

An online business has offered to help people who are homeless by giving them new skills so they can busk for money.

Published 29 June 2018

Regulator welcomes Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group recommendations

Recommendations to eradicate rough sleeping and end homelessness from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group have been welcomed by the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 28 June 2018

£21m rapid rehousing investment ‘signals game-changer for ending homelessness’

The Scottish Government’s announcement of a £21 million investment to fund services and support to move towards rapid rehousing has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 28 June 2018

Blog: Final Action Group recommendations accepted by Scottish Government

Jon Sparkes blogs on the final set of recommendations from the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group which have been accepted by the Scottish Government.

Published 28 June 2018

21 new projects to create 331 bed spaces for young people who are homeless

Property industry charity LandAid has approved grants worth £1 million to 21 projects which will create 331 bed spaces for young people who are homeless.

Published 28 June 2018

Lee Westwood's golf gear to be auctioned for Shelter Scotland

Golf fans have an unprecedented chance of owning the personal memorabilia of former world number one golfer Lee Westwood via a one-off auction.

Published 28 June 2018

£21m homelessness fund to aid rapid rehousing and Housing First

People who are living in temporary accommodation or at risk of homelessness are to be supported quickly into permanent homes through new investment of up to £21 million, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 27 June 2018

Social Bite announces nationwide sleep out

Charity Social Bite has announced a return of its mass sleep out to aid efforts to prevent homelessness with events in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee in December.

Published 27 June 2018

Regulator’s new National Panel report explores people’s experiences of the homelessness system

Experiences of people who have used local authorities’ homelessness services have been explored in new research from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 26 June 2018

Go Big and Go Home: Conference to hear of Scotland’s Housing First expansion

Scotland is in the spotlight today as nearly 250 people gather at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference.

Published 26 June 2018