Homelessness



Something old, something new, something donated, thank you!

A Dundee bridal boutique has stunned local Shelter Scotland charity bosses with a donation of £15,000 worth of designer wedding dresses.

Published 14 October 2016

Crisis to hold Edinburgh employment event for World Homelessness Day

Crisis is inviting potential employers, businesses and organisations to an event in Edinburgh today to mark World Homelessness Day.

Published 10 October 2016

Church of Scotland moderator speaks out on ‘Scotland’s shame’ of homelessness

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland described homelessness as ‘Scotland’s shame’ when he addressed the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh this morning.

Published 7 October 2016

Housing key to achieving a fairer Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a landmark plan of fifty bold and ambitious actions to achieve a fairer Scotland, including key actions on housing access, affordability and homelessness.

Published 7 October 2016

Campaign highlighting ‘national shame of homelessness’ hits Edinburgh

Shelter Scotland took its major new Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign to Edinburgh yesterday to galvanise public and political support to finally fix the human tragedy of homelessness in Scotland.

Published 4 October 2016

Young LGBT people’s stories of homelessness wanted for Youth Commission

LGBT Youth Scotland’s Youth Commissioners want to hear from LGBT young people who have experience of homelessness.

Published 3 October 2016

Simon Community Scotland marks 50 years of tackling homelessness

Homelessness is never a reason to celebrate, but being able to put homelessness behind you most certainly can be.

Published 30 September 2016

Blog: Finding our way with Glasgow Peer Support

By Rachael Clark, service manager for the Shelter Scotland Glasgow Housing Support & Prevent Service

Published 20 September 2016

Moray's homeless spending more time in temporary accommodation

Homeless people in Moray spent a total of 51,560 days in temporary accommodation last year – an increase of more than 3000 days on the previous year.

Published 15 September 2016

Home Comforts welcomes national homelessness body

North Lanarkshire charity Home Comforts will welcome representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action today to see the project’s work with homeless people in the area.

Published 14 September 2016

Housing associations celebrated at Holyrood as Westminster policy clouds gather

The good work of two housing associations has been highlighted in Parliamentary motions by MSPs ahead of a debate on housing in the Scottish Parliament today.

Published 13 September 2016

Charity urges volunteers to give up rooms to Glasgow’s young homeless

Young people in Glasgow facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the streets are to be provided an emergency bed for the night in a volunteer’s home rather than in a homelessness hostel.

Published 13 September 2016

Catholic bishops discuss homelessness

Representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) met the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland last week to describe how homelessness affects people across Scotland.

Published 13 September 2016

Blog: Homelessness is Far From Fixed

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 9 September 2016

Church of Scotland moderator and housing minister to address homelessness uncertainties

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP will both address the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh on Friday 7 October.

Published 9 September 2016