Homelessness



Successful Glasgow homelessness service expands to Dundee

People who have lived through homelessness, including some who still don’t have a permanent home, are to offer advice and support to others thanks to new funding for an innovative project in Dundee.

Published 8 September 2017

Blog: A programme for change? Lets hope so

Shelter Scotland’s Fiona King on the housing wins within this week’s Programme for Government.

Published 7 September 2017

SHN editor joins the world’s largest sleep-out

Scottish Housing News’ very own editor Kieran Findlay is sleeping out to raise money for Social Bite’s mission to help eradicate homelessness in Scotland within five years.

Published 7 September 2017

New working group to make urgent recommendations to end rough sleeping

The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good.

Published 6 September 2017

Cyrenians launches peer support service for Edinburgh’s homeless

A new service has been launched that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh.

Published 6 September 2017

Glasgow City Mission to buy homes for city’s homeless in ‘radical’ new project

Homelessness charity Glasgow City Mission is taking “radical” steps to address the growing problem of rough sleeping in the city by purchasing homes to get people off the streets.

Published 4 September 2017

New strategy continues South Lanarkshire Council’s commitment to new homes

South Lanarkshire Council has agreed its key housing strategy for the next five years, with one of the main priorities to deliver on the council’s commitment to build 1,000 new council homes.

Published 4 September 2017

Social Bite launches Live Aid-style sleep-out with mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland

Thousands of participants have been invited to the world’s largest ever sleep-out event in Edinburgh city centre with the aim of raising £4 million and catalyse a movement to eradicate homelessness in Scotland within five years.

Published 31 August 2017

Glasgow’s Annual Homelessness Conference 2017

3 October 2017 | Glasgow City Chambers

Published 31 August 2017

Lottery funding for homeless creative writing and drama group

An Edinburgh charity has received support from the Big Lottery Fund to run a series of creative writing and performance workshops for people in the city with experience of homelessness.

Published 30 August 2017

Sir Alex Ferguson gives team talk to Scotland’s Homeless World Cup teams

Scotland’s men’s and women’s squads have received words of encouragement from the most successful Scottish football manager in history ahead of the Homeless World Cup in Oslo.

Published 30 August 2017

Housing and homeless projects land share of £2.5m employment fund

Projects that help homeless people find and stay in work are some of the schemes that will share a £2.5 million fund from the Scottish Government.

Published 29 August 2017

Participants sought for Big Ibrox Sleep Outs

The Rangers Charity Foundation’s Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are to return this year to once again support projects which tackle homelessness in Glasgow.

Published 29 August 2017

Free sanitary products offered to homeless women in Glasgow

A Glasgow charity which provides practical support for people who are homeless is to offer free sanitary products to combat ‘period poverty’ among the city’s growing number of female rough sleepers.

Published 23 August 2017

Funding to prevent homelessness among hospital and prison leavers

Govan Law Centre has been given £100,000 from Bank of Scotland Foundation to launch a new initiative aimed at helping prevent homelessness.

Published 22 August 2017