Homelessness



Suspending benefit payments ‘can lead to rent arrears and homelessness’, MPs warn

Unexplained variations in the use of benefit sanctions are “unacceptable” and must be addressed, according to a committee of MPs.

Published 22 February 2017

Joined up approach sees decline in Glasgow rough sleepers

A joined up approach used by Glasgow City Mission has resulted in the number of people using its winter night shelter decreasing from last year’s record count.

Published 20 February 2017

Cyrenians and St Martin’s to jointly tackle homelessness in Edinburgh

The Cyrenians charity has launched a new venture in partnership with the St Martin-in-the-Fields charity designed to bring together workers on the frontline of homelessness in Edinburgh.

Published 17 February 2017

Dundee ‘socks lottery’ to help provide clothing to city’s homeless people

A new ‘socks lottery’ is to launch in Dundee, giving participants the chance to win a cash prize and support the local homeless population.

Published 17 February 2017

Edinburgh Napier Hackathon event tackles city’s homelessness

Students from Edinburgh Napier University have showcased their creative skills at a 24 hour event aimed at tackling homelessness in the city.

Published 16 February 2017

Homeless assessment centre opens in West Lothian

A new £2.3 million centre which provides a first point of call for customers at risk of homelessness has officially opened in Blackburn, West Lothian.

Published 7 February 2017

Shelter highlights health warnings as children spend increasing amounts of time in temporary accommodation

The increasing time spent in temporary accommodation by homeless families with children in Scotland is now far too long and risks harming their health and wellbeing, a new report has warned today.

Published 6 February 2017

Housing Options scheme helps reduce Glasgow’s homelessness rate by a third

A pioneering scheme in Scotland’s biggest city has helped cut the number of people presenting themselves as homeless.

Published 6 February 2017

Shelter Scotland annual Homelessness Conference

Shelter Scotland will be holding its annual homelessness conference on 22nd March 2017 in central Edinburgh, based around the main asks of current Far from Fixed campaign.

Published 30 January 2017

Campaign highlighting ‘national shame’ of homelessness hits Glasgow

Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign reached Glasgow on Friday to galvanise public and political support to fix what the charity calls the “human tragedy of homelessness in Scotland”.

Published 30 January 2017

Homeless World Cup founder Mel Young esteemed with humanitarian honour

An Edinburgh-based advocate for the homeless has been recognised by the city’s Lord Provost after earning an award from the United States Sports Academy.

Published 27 January 2017

Judge rejects homeless human trafficking victim’s claim for housing

A human trafficking victim whose application for accommodation as a homeless person was rejected by a Scottish local authority has had a legal challenge against the decision dismissed.

Published 26 January 2017

Church Moderator in fresh plea to end ‘obscene’ homelessness

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued a fresh challenge to end the “continuing scandal” of homelessness.

Published 24 January 2017

Minister backs call for new impact centre to improve homelessness prevention

The Scottish minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed calls from Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) for a new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.

Published 23 January 2017

Councillors asked to approve new West Dunbartonshire homeless strategy

Councillors due to discuss future plans to reduce the number of homeless people in West Dunbartonshire are to hear of an 18 per cent reduction in homeless presentations in the region in the last three years.

Published 23 January 2017