Homelessness



Blog: Increasing homelessness: a perfect storm

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.

Published 18 August 2017

Councillors to discuss Dundee homelessness prevention strategy

A plan designed to help people in Dundee who are homeless and to prevent it happening in the first place is set to be discussed by councillors.

Published 17 August 2017

Shelter Scotland to combat homelessness within Forth Valley's Gypsy Traveller community

A new service is to offer support for members of the Gypsy Traveller community in the Forth Valley in an effort to relieve poverty and stop them becoming homeless.

Published 17 August 2017

Waitrose donates over £19,000 to homeless charity Bethany

Grocery store chain Waitrose has awarded over £19,000 to Edinburgh-based homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust in an effort to prevent and tackle homelessness across Edinburgh and Scotland’s East Coast.

Published 16 August 2017

Social Bite showcases prototype eco house during Edinburgh Festival

The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival.

Published 11 August 2017

Homelessness in Scotland predicted to rise by over 50% by 2041

The number of people experiencing the worst forms of homelessness is expected to rise by 50% on current levels over next 25 years, according to a new report by Crisis.

Published 10 August 2017

Scottish Churches Housing Action pays a visit to Fresh Start Borders

Fresh Start Borders was set up in 2009, with support from Scottish Churches Housing Action, whose administrator Lauren Forbes reports on a visit to the charity last month to see how things were going.

Published 10 August 2017

Aberdeen City Council’s temporary accommodation spending tops £7m

Aberdeen City Council has spent more than £7 million on temporary accommodation for homeless people over the last year, the Evening Express has reported.

Published 9 August 2017

Housing crisis ‘hitting young Scots and PRS tenants more than most’

Young people and private renters are disproportionately affected by a “terrible shortage” of affordable homes in Scotland, according to a new report.

Published 8 August 2017

End of an era at Homeless Action Scotland

Scotland’s national membership organisation for homelessness has announced a significant change as chief executive of almost 20 years Robert Aldridge retires from Homeless Action Scotland.

Published 8 August 2017

CIH issues homelessness warning amid new benefit cap statistics

The latest benefit cap statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show there is a need for the UK government to re-look at welfare policies, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.

Published 4 August 2017

Business leader claims homeless people are ‘damaging trade’ in Glasgow city centre

Beggars and rough sleepers in Glasgow city centre are damaging trade and putting shoppers off visiting the city, according to a leading Scottish business figure.

Published 3 August 2017

Edinburgh MSP commends £100K funding for homeless charity

Jeremy Balfour MSP lodged a Parliamentary Motion commending a charity who received £100K of National Lottery cash to help homeless people in Edinburgh last week.

Published 2 August 2017

Blog: His name was Peter

It has recently been suggested that we stop saying “homelessness can happen to anyone” because it somehow obscures the real risk factors and prevents those in power from tackling big structural issues. Shelter Scotland media officer Susie Rose reflects on when homelessness happened to her. These views are hers and hers alone.

Published 2 August 2017

Shelter Scotland grows Glasgow presence with city centre move

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland is renewing its commitment to Glasgow by growing its city centre presence.

Published 31 July 2017