Homelessness



Housing minister backs winter campaign to help homeless people ‘Stay Warm, Stay Safe’

A homelessness charity is asking the Scottish public to help its staff and volunteers save lives this winter, by looking out for the symptoms of hypothermia in rough sleepers and people on the street.

Published 21 November 2018

Angus Council agrees Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to improve outcomes for homeless households

Angus Council has approved a new plan which will ensure people who experience homelessness can access housing quickly and with the right level of support.

Published 20 November 2018

Major UK cities to follow success of Social Bite Village

The Social Bite Village in Granton is to provide a blueprint for helping to tackle homelessness in major cities across the UK.

Published 20 November 2018

DGHP staff to sleep out and raise awareness of homelessness

Staff from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) will join more than 12,000 people in December as part of Social Bite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’.

Published 15 November 2018

Perth homelessness charity grateful for local Sleep Out support

Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is holding its third annual Sleep Out in Perth this month to raise awareness of homelessness and raise much needed money for the charity.

Published 13 November 2018

Blog: Homelessness: a progress update

The Scottish Government’s Housing and Social Justice Homelessness Team provides an update on the progress it’s making with partners to prevent, tackle and end homelessness.

Published 9 November 2018

Far From Fixed: Shelter report reveals true scale of homelessness in Scotland

The complexities of the homelessness system across Scotland and the multiple issues that people who are homeless face have been outlined in a new report published today.

Published 8 November 2018

Blog: What do the homelessness statistics show us – and what don’t they?

Homelessness is back on the rise - with the number of children in temporary accommodation rising for the fourth year running, writes Shelter Scotland’s Jessica Husbands.

Published 8 November 2018

Homes for Scotland announces Social Bite charity partnership

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced its support of the work undertaken to end homelessness throughout the country through a new charity partnership with social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 8 November 2018

Bethany’s ethical Christmas tree project gives shoppers the chance to save a life

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is giving festive shoppers the opportunity to help save a life this winter by purchasing ethical Christmas trees.

Published 8 November 2018

Cyrenians outreach project marks one year of helping homeless people

Homelessness charity Cyrenians is marking the one year anniversary of its Homeless Navigator Project.

Published 6 November 2018

Politicians tackle homelessness by showing support for Bethany social enterprise

Scottish politicians gathered at Holyrood this week to show support for Caring Christmas Trees (CCT), a unique social enterprise which has been running for 16 years and supports the work of homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 2 November 2018

Moves to record homeless deaths a step closer with NRS promise

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) could begin to record the number of homeless deaths across the country after it pledged to conduct a review of its policy and practice.

Published 1 November 2018

Perth & Kinross Council continues to build on Home First success

A groundbreaking Perth & Kinross Council programme to assist homeless households and avoid the use of temporary accommodation is going from strength to strength, councillors have been told.

Published 1 November 2018

Seventh year of Social Media Santa to deliver Christmas gifts to homeless children

Today marks the launch of the annual Social Media Santa campaign, giving people the chance to send a gift to a child who is homeless this Christmas.

Published 1 November 2018