Homelessness



Blog: Scottish Government Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group: 5th meeting

Crisis CEO Jon Sparkes provides the latest update on the work of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 22 January 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

Global competition launched to find best solutions to tackle high levels of homelessness across Glasgow

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a global competition calling on young people to come up with new ideas to find the best solutions to help Glasgow tackle its high levels of homelessness.

Published 22 January 2018

Volunteer hosts to offer spare rooms to young people facing homelessness in Glasgow

Spare rooms in people’s homes in Glasgow are to be made available to young people facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the street, under a new initiative launch today by homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.

Published 19 January 2018

Blog: Challenges in 2018 as we look to build the homes we need

Housing delivery, homelessness, standards and much more - as we enter 2018, CIH Scotland policy expert Ashley Campbell explores what to look out for.

Published 18 January 2018

Lady Lucan leaves her fortune to Shelter

Lady Veronica Lucan, the wife of Lord Lucan who vanished more than 40 years ago, has left her fortune to homeless charity Shelter after reportedly cutting her children out of her will.

Published 15 January 2018

Bethany Christian Trust’s fundraising team celebrate ‘Suzanne’s night’ at Edinburgh Care Shelter

The fundraising team from national homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has paid tribute to local charity advocate Suzanne O’Brien, who passed away in August 2015 after collapsing on a bus in Edinburgh’s Southside.

Published 15 January 2018

Perthshire law firm in bid to help homeless charity

Perthshire law firm Macnabs is working in partnership with Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH), a local charity which supports, encourages and promotes the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing in the Perth & Kinross area, to help them raise much needed funds.

Published 15 January 2018

Bethany raises £40k for homelessness through Christmas tree social enterprise

Thousands of Christmas trees were purchased by festive shoppers in November and December for homeless people after an annual fundraiser encouraged Scots to purchase with purpose.

Published 11 January 2018

East Lothian homelessness retail shop celebrates 20 years

The Bethany shop in Gullane, one of several retail shops run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust, will celebrate 20 years on January 17.

Published 10 January 2018

UK: Charities respond to calls to remove homeless people from streets before royal wedding

Homeless charities have said that police should not use anti-social behaviour powers against rough sleepers after a local authority leader called for legal action to be taken to remove homeless people from Windsor before the royal wedding in May.

Published 4 January 2018

Scottish Government delivers actions to tackle rough sleeping

Additional capacity for night shelters and extra staff to help get more people into accommodation are among the actions being taken to tackle rough sleeping this winter.

Published 3 January 2018

Social Bite fundraising campaign tops £4m for homelessness in Scotland

A festive fundraising campaign to tackle homelessness in Scotland which saw thousands of people sleep rough for a night in Edinburgh has raised more than £4 million.

Published 3 January 2018

Warrior chainmail costume on the frontline of Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge January launch

Today’s the day that the discerning charity shop bargain-hunter makes their way to the doors of Shelter Scotland’s store in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge.

Published 3 January 2018