Homelessness



Perthshire firms raise £2800 for homeless charity

Perthshire law firm Macnabs and Next Home Estate Agents have raised almost £3000 for local charity Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH).

Published 5 April 2018

Glasgow City Council ‘not housing homeless people quickly enough’, finds Regulator

People who are homeless in Glasgow are waiting too long to be given a home and many spend too much time in temporary accommodation, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 3 April 2018

Midlothian Council offices to be transformed into homeless accommodation

Plans have been unveiled to transform former council office accommodation in Dalkeith into emergency temporary accommodation for the homeless.

Published 29 March 2018

Homelessness charities come together for pioneering fundraising campaign

Six prominent Scottish homelessness charities have agreed to come together for the first time for a pioneering fundraising campaign.

Published 26 March 2018

Social Bite welcomes donation for digital inclusion project

Social Bite’s Digital Inclusion Project has just received a huge boost in the form of 25 laptops and 4PCs.

Published 22 March 2018

Fundraisers speak out against homelessness in Bethany Christian Trust charity sleep out

Scots have raised over £15,000 for people affected by homelessness a Big Sleep Out for national homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 21 March 2018

Angus councillor blames council debt on increase of ‘rent absconders’

A councillor in Angus has launched a scathing attack on people who he believes present themselves as homeless to receive a council house and then leave to another local authority without paying rent.

Published 20 March 2018

Blog: First steps towards transforming temporary accommodation in Scotland

Jon Sparkes on the latest news from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, transforming temporary accommodation and gathering the views of hundreds of people with experience of homelessness.

Published 20 March 2018

Glasgow School of Art partnership launched as Shelter Scotland marks 50th anniversary

A unique creative partnership between The Glasgow School of Art (the GSA) and Shelter Scotland was officially launched yesterday to mark the charity's 50th anniversary in Scotland.

Published 20 March 2018

Bright spark Brian helps saves £3,000 for Shelter Scotland

A volunteer with Shelter Scotland's Prestwick charity shop has helped to save £3,000 for the cause in just six months by passing an electrical safety course.

Published 16 March 2018

Scottish Government accepts recommendations to end rough sleeping

New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government.

Published 7 March 2018

Fife Council pledges to save homeless services from closure

Fife Council is to step in to protect homeless services at Gilven House in Glenrothes after a charity revealed that it is to withdraw from providing funding to the project.

Published 6 March 2018

Perth & Kinross Homeless Housing Support Service is ‘sector leader’, say inspectors

Perth & Kinross Council’s Homeless Housing Support Service has been graded as ‘excellent following an audit by the Care Inspectorate.

Published 5 March 2018

Spare room scheme explored for young homeless people

Research is underway to find out if people with spare rooms could host homeless young people if there was a project to offer them payment, training and support in Scotland.

Published 28 February 2018

Glasgow to host ‘Homeless Hackathon’

A major Hackathon will take place in Glasgow across the weekend of April 13-15 designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities.

Published 22 February 2018