Homelessness



Dingwall staff donate gifts for homeless children in Ross-shire

Big-hearted members of staff at the Tesco store in Dingwall have generously donated gifts to ensure that every child in Ross-shire waking up in homeless accommodation on Christmas morning will have a special parcel to open.

Published 19 December 2018

Contractor makes Christmas donation to Edinburgh homeless charity

BAM Construction’s team working on Edinburgh’s new premier office development, Capital Square, rallied round to donate 120 selection boxes to the Grassmarket Community Project which provides a drop-in meal service for the homeless community.

Published 19 December 2018

Governments urged to tackle root causes of rough sleeping with more than 24,000 people facing Christmas on streets or public transport

More than 24,000 people in Britain will spend Christmas sleeping rough, on public transport, or in tents – far more than there were five years ago, according to new figures.

Published 18 December 2018

Charity distributes 5,000 items of winter clothing to homeless and vulnerable people

A UK Muslim-faith based charity has distributed 5,252 items of winter clothing to homeless and vulnerable people across Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham as part of its Wrap Up 2018 campaign.

Published 18 December 2018

Tenants’ union demands end to winter evictions

A union for tenants in Scotland will hold a national day of action on Saturday demanding the Scottish Government implements a ban on evictions during the winter months.

Published 14 December 2018

COLAB launches Christmas gift appeal in collaboration with Simon Community Scotland

A Glasgow hub for retailers, entrepreneurs and local creatives has launched a Christmas appeal with Simon Community Scotland to gift homeless people with the essentials they need to survive the winter in the city.

Published 12 December 2018

Blog: Get real, Mr Littlejohn MBE

Bruce Forbes on how charitable fundraising alone cannot solve homelessness and that stating otherwise can understate the severity of the problem.

Published 11 December 2018

Housing minister to outline plan to end homelessness at SFHA conference

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has secured Kevin Stewart MSP, minister for local government, housing and planning, to be its opening speaker at its From Homeless to Housed Conference taking place in Edinburgh this week.

Published 11 December 2018

830 homes pledged for rough sleepers as Sleep in the Park raises more than £3.2m

Donations for homeless people in Scotland topped £3.2 million as more than 10,000 people came together in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen took part in the world’s biggest sleepout on Saturday.

Published 10 December 2018

Ardenglen raises £3,000 and earns praise from Social Bite

Ardenglen Housing Association completed its Sleep in the Park participation and received the personal thanks of Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn MBE.

Published 10 December 2018

Highlands rapid rehousing plan outlined

Highland councillors have approved a new rapid rehousing plan which aims to tackle homelessness in the region.

Published 7 December 2018

Property firm offers flats to homeless people as part of Sleep in the Park support

Two property entrepreneurs have offered to donate some of their flats to the homeless, in a unique collaboration with social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 7 December 2018

More than 6,000 children in Scotland will be homeless at Christmas

More than 6,000 children from across Scotland face being homeless this Christmas, the highest number in ten years, according to new figures.

Published 5 December 2018

Dunedin Canmore hostel is home to me, my dog …and our 10 newborn puppies

A homeless woman who was provided with accommodation for her and her pet dog by Dunedin Canmore was later sharing the home with a few more tiny residents.

Published 5 December 2018

Stewart Milne to support homeless charity with sleep out

Scottish businessman Stewart Milne alongside colleagues from Stewart Milne Group and Aberdeen Football Club will join the world’s largest sleep out in support of Social Bite’s nationwide effort to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 5 December 2018