Homelessness



Lack of accommodation a key element of proposed anti-destitution strategy

MSPs are calling for a national strategy to alleviate the situation of hundreds of people with insecure immigration status in Scotland from becoming destitute.

Published 23 May 2017

Homelessness ‘a stain on Scotland's character and consciousness’, says former Church of Scotland moderator

A former moderator of the Church of Scotland has said the scale of homelessness in Scotland continues to be a “stain” on the nation’s character and consciousness.

Published 22 May 2017

Portman Peddlers cycle 558 miles for Scottish care charity

A Glasgow homeless support team and the people they support, collectively known as Portman Peddlers, cycled the 558 miles between Glasgow and Paris to raise money for a Scottish care charity last week.

Published 18 May 2017

Fundraisers zip slide across the Clyde for Scotland’s homeless

Supporters of Bethany Christian Trust put themselves to the test by zip sliding across the Clyde to raise support for people who are homeless in Scotland. Despite the typical Scottish weather on the day, the daring individuals still managed to raise over £1700 for the homeless charity.

Published 17 May 2017

Bethany Christian Trust celebrates Living Wage commitment

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has announced it has become a Living Wage employer.

Published 16 May 2017

Esh Border Construction helps build a future for Edinburgh’s homeless

Esh Border Construction is helping deliver a fresh start for people in need in Edinburgh after handing a homeless organisation a vital bursary boost.

Published 16 May 2017

One homeless fatality recorded every week in Glasgow

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has hit out at the “shameful” numbers of rough sleepers dying on the streets of Glasgow after new figures revealed that four homeless people are dying every month in the city.

Published 15 May 2017

Housing minister to turn spotlight on ending homelessness today

Scotland’s housing minister will today pledge his support to national homelessness charity Crisis as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good.

Published 15 May 2017

Friends plan sleep-out to highlight homelessness in Dundee

A group of friends plan to spend a night sleeping rough to highlight homelessness in Dundee ahead of the general election.

Published 8 May 2017

Blog: Partners sought to help develop new substance misuse recovery housing

Phoenix Futures Scotland, a charity and housing association which has been helping people overcome drug and alcohol problems for more than 45 years, is developing new recovery housing schemes and looking for partners, writes Martin Adams.

Published 5 May 2017

Blog: The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: An historic step forward for single homeless people

As the Homelessness Reduction Bill gains Royal Assent in England, Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick responds to its significance.

Published 5 May 2017

Nationwide raises support for Edinburgh’s homeless

Employees at Nationwide Building Society have raised over £5,300 for Edinburgh-based homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 5 May 2017

Holyrood committee issues calls for views on how to stop the ‘misery of homelessness’

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee is asking if more can be done to help families and individuals facing homelessness in Scotland as it launches a call for views today.

Published 3 May 2017

Edinburgh Care Shelter users top 700 this Winter

Bethany Christian Trust's Winter Care Shelter was used by over 700 men and women this Winter, the charity has revealed.

Published 2 May 2017

May and Sturgeon urge action on ending homelessness as Crisis enters 50th year

The Prime Minister and First Ministers of Scotland and Wales have pledged to work with homelessness charity Crisis as it builds its plan to end homelessness for good.

Published 20 April 2017