Homelessness



Four in ten Scots ‘only two pay cheques’ away from homelessness

More than a million adults in Scotland believe that they, or someone they know, could experience homelessness, according to new research.

Published 19 December 2017

Campaign launched to give young homeless Scots a home in winter

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has joined forces with property industry charity LandAid to launch a campaign to deliver more bed spaces for homeless people in Scotland during winter.

Published 19 December 2017

New homelessness prevention centre set to launch in 2018

A new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions is set to formally launch in spring 2018 after Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) successfully secured funding from a philanthropist and backing from the Scottish and UK governments.

Published 18 December 2017

UK: High Court rules deportation of EU rough sleepers is unlawful

The UK High Court has ruled that a Home Office policy of removing EU citizens found sleeping rough on UK streets is unlawful and must stop.

Published 15 December 2017

Kingdom Housing Association raises £10k for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park

Three teams of staff members from Kingdom Housing Association took part in the world’s largest ever sleep out at the weekend, raising a staggering £10,264.65 to tackle homelessness in the process.

Published 15 December 2017

Glasgow City Mission given donation from Partick Housing Association

Partick Housing Association has made a charitable donation of £300 to support Glasgow City Mission in providing a shelter to rough sleepers in the city.

Published 15 December 2017

Eildon’s Sub-Zero Heroes battle the elements to raise over £5,000 for Social Bite

Twelve of Eildon’s housing staff volunteered to sleep rough in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in the world’s biggest ever planned sleep-out on Saturday 9 December, alongside celebrities and sports personalities and figures from across all political parties.

Published 14 December 2017

Fife becomes first local authority to back Shelter Scotland’s Far From Fixed homeless campaign

Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to sign-up to a major national campaign aimed at tackling homelessness.

Published 13 December 2017

Ayrshire Housing lends support to local charities

Ayrshire Housing always supports charities at this time of the year which complement its own community and housing work.

Published 12 December 2017

Almost 500 homes allocated to homeless people as Sleep in the Park raises £3.6m

Two of Scotland largest housing providers have committed 475 homes to be allocated to homeless people across the central belt in the wake of the world biggest sleepout, which raised a minimum of £3.6 million to help end homelessness in the country.

Published 11 December 2017

Charity comedy gig in Glasgow to help raise over £1m for vulnerable people in winter

Human Appeal, a British humanitarian aid NGO, is holding a comedy show in Glasgow as part of its campaign to raise £1.1 million to fundraise for people in around the world and the in the UK who are vulnerable to winterisation, such as homeless people, refugees and internally displaced people.

Published 11 December 2017

Plans refused to charge Aberdeen’s homeless households for storage

Aberdeen City Council is to continue to meet storage costs for homeless households after councillors rejected proposals to introduce a new charge to store their belongings.

Published 8 December 2017

Homeless Jesus statue installed in Glasgow city centre

A sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless person sleeping on a bench has been installed at Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow.

Published 8 December 2017

Homeless people and pets to benefit from students’ charity appeal

Vet students are spreading Christmas cheer this winter by distributing rucksacks filled with essential items to homeless people and their pets.

Published 7 December 2017

Team Cairn ready for Sleep in the Park

Staff from Cairn Housing Association have smashed through their own fundraising target for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park event this weekend.

Published 6 December 2017