Homelessness



Street level fashion shows for homelessness charity Shelter Scotland

A part of Byres Road in Glasgow is getting a makeover as it becomes a runway for a charity fashion show for each of the next three Saturdays.

Published 8 June 2017

Homeless charity throws dinner party for Glasgow’s less fortunate

As part of Global Sharing Week, staff at homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust hosted a banquet dinner for those less fortunate in Glasgow.

Published 7 June 2017

Dundee homeless charity seeks new home

Dundee homeless charity, the Eagles Wings Trust, is searching for new accommodation after discovering it will have to vacate the former Elim Pentecostal Church.

Published 5 June 2017

The Ferret to investigate housing and homelessness

Investigative journalism platform The Ferret has revealed that its second crowdfunded investigation will be into housing and homelessness and is holding two meetings next week for input from the public and stakeholders.

Published 1 June 2017

Positive Action in Housing welcomes destitution report

Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution.

Published 26 May 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness for good

Beth Reid from Crisis asks how do we prevent another 50 years of homelessness in Scotland?

Published 24 May 2017

Lack of accommodation a key element of proposed anti-destitution strategy

MSPs are calling for a national strategy to alleviate the situation of hundreds of people with insecure immigration status in Scotland from becoming destitute.

Published 23 May 2017

Homelessness ‘a stain on Scotland's character and consciousness’, says former Church of Scotland moderator

A former moderator of the Church of Scotland has said the scale of homelessness in Scotland continues to be a “stain” on the nation’s character and consciousness.

Published 22 May 2017

Portman Peddlers cycle 558 miles for Scottish care charity

A Glasgow homeless support team and the people they support, collectively known as Portman Peddlers, cycled the 558 miles between Glasgow and Paris to raise money for a Scottish care charity last week.

Published 18 May 2017

Fundraisers zip slide across the Clyde for Scotland’s homeless

Supporters of Bethany Christian Trust put themselves to the test by zip sliding across the Clyde to raise support for people who are homeless in Scotland. Despite the typical Scottish weather on the day, the daring individuals still managed to raise over £1700 for the homeless charity.

Published 17 May 2017

Bethany Christian Trust celebrates Living Wage commitment

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has announced it has become a Living Wage employer.

Published 16 May 2017

Esh Border Construction helps build a future for Edinburgh’s homeless

Esh Border Construction is helping deliver a fresh start for people in need in Edinburgh after handing a homeless organisation a vital bursary boost.

Published 16 May 2017

One homeless fatality recorded every week in Glasgow

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has hit out at the “shameful” numbers of rough sleepers dying on the streets of Glasgow after new figures revealed that four homeless people are dying every month in the city.

Published 15 May 2017

Housing minister to turn spotlight on ending homelessness today

Scotland’s housing minister will today pledge his support to national homelessness charity Crisis as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good.

Published 15 May 2017

Friends plan sleep-out to highlight homelessness in Dundee

A group of friends plan to spend a night sleeping rough to highlight homelessness in Dundee ahead of the general election.

Published 8 May 2017