600 rough sleepers to be offered housing through Social Bite campaign

Around 600 of Scotland’s most vulnerable rough sleepers are to be provided with homes and continuing support to sustain their tenancies under an imitative launched by social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 21 February 2018

Charity to distribute portable phone chargers to Glasgow’s homeless

Rough sleepers in Glasgow are being handed portable mobile phone battery chargers to help ensure their phone is sufficiently powered up for what could be a lifesaving call to a support service.

Published 15 February 2018

Blog: How you can help Shelter Scotland to help young people who need a home

Shelter Scotland is looking for people in Edinburgh, Dundee, The Borders and Dumfries & Galloway to help the charity by taking part in some focus groups.

Published 15 February 2018

Cyrenians welcomes catering legend Prue Leith to its new cooking school

Homelessness charity Cyrenians welcomed Queen Margaret University Chancellor and catering legend Prue Leith to Leith yesterday to open its brand new Cook School and teaching kitchen.

Published 13 February 2018

‘Scottish style Housing First’ approach needed to tackle homelessness, says Holyrood committee

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee has called for the implementation of a ‘Scottish style Housing First’ approach among a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness.

Published 12 February 2018

Local authorities ‘not fulfilling statutory homeless obligations’

Councils in Scotland are failing in their legal obligation to accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness with many people being unlawfully turned away, according to an investigation by BBC Scotland.

Published 9 February 2018

Blog: Recommendations for ending rough sleeping in Scotland are nearing completion

The Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group is close to making recommendations on ending rough sleeping for good. Read the latest progress from group chair and Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes.

Published 9 February 2018

Invitation to focus group to explore new ways to help young people at risk of homelessness

Heriot-Watt University is exploring the potential of a new way to provide housing for young people at risk of homelessness.

Published 7 February 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Social Bite

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to visit the Social Bite social enterprise in Edinburgh during the couple’s first official joint visit to Scotland next week.

Published 7 February 2018

Glasgow homelessness charity to merge with YWCA Scotland

Two of Scotland’s leading third sector organisations have announced plans to merge with the aim of expanding operations to further enhance and strengthen the support they offer to people across the country.

Published 5 February 2018

Blog: What do the latest homelessness stats tell us?

With progress on homelessness slowing according to the latest figures, Aoife Deery looks behind the stats to find out why, and see what can be done.

Published 5 February 2018

Blog: People working in and living through homelessness working together to end it

Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the stakeholder workshop held this week as part of the work of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 1 February 2018

Edinburgh to stop B&B use for homeless families

The City of Edinburgh Council has agreed a report outlining the next steps towards families no longer being accommodated in bed and breakfast accommodation by June 2018.

Published 26 January 2018

Increase in children in temporary accommodation in Scotland

The number of children living in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 10%, according to the latest homelessness statistics released by the Scottish Government.

Published 24 January 2018

Homeless charity seeking unwanted Christmas presents

Simon Community Scotland is urging people to support rough sleepers this winter by re-gifting unwanted Christmas gift items such as warm clothing, underwear and toiletries.

Published 23 January 2018