Homelessness



Scottish Veterans Residences awarded £47K Comic Relief grant

Veteran homelessness charity Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) has received a generous grant from Comic Relief's Homeless Response Fund to help it absorb some of the financial impact of COVID-19.

Published 2 November 2020

Aberdeen Cyrenians highlights ‘Reverse Trick or Treat’ Appeal

Aberdeen Cyrenians is appealing for ‘reverse trick or treating’ to support those having a ‘frightful’ time during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Published 2 November 2020

Charities team up to hire new pets engagement officer for homeless dog owners

Simon Community Scotland has linked up with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to launch a brand-new initiative to increase dog-friendly accommodation options for homeless dog owners in Scotland.

Published 27 October 2020

CIH Scotland responds to consultation on local connection referrals

Suspending local connection referrals could increase demand for housing and homelessness services in some areas, CIH Scotland has warned.

Published 26 October 2020

Andy Robertson named Street Soccer Scotland ambassador

Homelessness charity Street Soccer Scotland has today announced Scotland captain Andy Robertson as an official ambassador.

Published 26 October 2020

Charities criticise 'cruel' Home Office plans to deport non-UK national rough sleepers

New immigration rules from the Home Office outlining that non-UK nationals rough sleeping could face deportation from January 1 next year have been branded as "cruel" and a “huge step backwards” by homelessness charities.

Published 23 October 2020

And finally... sketchy

A man from West Sussex has raised almost £5,000 for homeless charity Turning Tides by drawing "rubbish" pictures of pets.  It began when Phil, who operates under the spoof alias "acclaimed artist Hercule Van Wolfwinkle", drew his pet dog while colouring with

Published 23 October 2020

Catherine Ashford: Telling a new and different story about homelessness

Catherine Ashford from the UK homelessness charity, Crisis, will be taking part in a panel discussion later today at the annual Scottish homelessness conference, Safe As Houses. A few years ago, Crisis commissioned The FrameWorks Institute to conduct in-depth research to understand attitudes towards homelessness in the UK. Catherine tells us more about the session today and the work carried out in recent years.

Published 22 October 2020

Sabir Zazai: Everyone Home Collective's second route map is a bold statement of intent to eradicate destitution in Scotland

The Everyone Home Collective launches its second route map, 'Scotland’s Ambition to End Destitution and Protect Human Rights' at Homeless Network Scotland’s ‘Safe As Houses’ conference this week. Sabir Zazai, chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, discusses the urgency and spirit of collaboration driving the project.

Published 21 October 2020

Conversion work begins to return Kingdom Housing Association’s former offices to residential use

Kingdom Housing Association has started work to convert its vacant office building at Natal Place in Cowdenbeath back to its original residential use.

Published 20 October 2020

Social Bite launches sweet new campaign to help end homelessness

Social Bite has today launched a brand-new food delivery service to help grow its social enterprise business and help more people affected by homelessness in Scotland.

Published 20 October 2020

Jon Sparkes: Ending homelessness across Scotland is possible but only by helping those seeking asylum in this country too

Addressing the issue of homelessness amongst migrant groups across Scotland is crucial for ending homelessness across the country, writes Jon Sparkes.

Published 19 October 2020

Safe as Houses homelessness conference starts on Tuesday – book a place to join

Safe as Houses is the title of Homeless Network Scotland’s annual conference for 2020. The online event will explore what is needed to build forward from the past eight months to make sure that homelessness services – and people directly affected – are not left carrying the can for a global health pandemic. Head of external relations, Martin Gavin, looks ahead to the event.

Published 15 October 2020

Homeless Action Scotland: The creation of youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is almost invisible to the public therefore only true radical change can bring it to an end for good, writes Homeless Action Scotland.

Published 15 October 2020

Good progress being made in Dundee's rapid rehousing process, report finds

Good progress is being made under the implementation of the Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan on homelessness in Dundee according to the first year review.

Published 13 October 2020