Homelessness



New campaign highlights ‘national shame’ of homelessness in Scotland

Shelter Scotland has accused local and national government of taking their eye off the ball with efforts to tackle and prevent what it calls the “national shame” of homelessness levels in the country.

Published 5 September 2016

Homelessness charity marking 50th anniversary

A practical attempt to tackle homelessness took place at a bicycle recycling workshop this week under the watchful eye of a charity marking its 50th birthday.

Published 2 September 2016

Heriot-Watt team aims to make a difference to youth homelessness

A team from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University is to raise money and ​​awareness ​​of ​​the ​​issues ​​of ​​youth homelessness.

Published 1 September 2016

Dundee begins international search for digital solution to homelessness

An international design competition to tackle the issue of homelessness is being launched in Dundee.

Published 30 August 2016

Miss Scotland finalist to use artistic talents to raise money for Shelter Scotland

A multi-disciplinary artist from Edinburgh who recently graduated with a BA in 3D Design has turned her talents to raise funds to help people facing bad housing and homelessness.

Published 26 August 2016

‘Hampden Snore’ SleepOut event to raise money for homelessness prevention

People are being given the chance to join Law, Bremner, Souness and Dalglish in becoming Hampden legends by taking part in a pitch-side SleepOut.

Published 26 August 2016

Social Bite to train homeless people in new restaurant

Social enterprise sandwich shop chain Social Bite has teamed up with one of Scotland’s best chefs to launch a new restaurant to train homeless people.

Published 18 August 2016

Aberdeen Asset Management provides starter packs for 40 young homeless people

Household essentials that help make a house a home are being provided to young homeless people in Scotland who are overcoming significant challenges and taking up their first tenancies.

Published 17 August 2016

Parking ticket chatbot creator sets sights on homelessness

The creator of a chatbot that successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York has now written a program to provide the homeless with legal aid.

Published 15 August 2016

EU tenants worried Brexit will leave them homeless

EU citizens living in the private rented sector (PRS) are worried that Brexit will make it harder for them to rent a home in the UK, according to a new survey.

Published 11 August 2016

Scotland’s councils worried about impact of more cuts to homeless services, report finds

The standard of accommodation and the quality of services provided for homeless people are under threat from funding cuts to Scotland’s councils, housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned after new research was published yesterday.

Published 3 August 2016

Blog: Homelessness services – accept the cuts or find new ways of funding them?

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 3 August 2016

Black's Blog: Homeless not phoneless?

Former convener of housing at Dundee City Council, Jimmy Black muses about Shelter Scotland’s recent "hackathon".

Published 3 August 2016

Big Lottery grant for Social Bite homeless training academy

Sandwich chain Social Bite has been awarded £550,000 to significantly increase its social impact working with Scotland’s homeless community.

Published 3 August 2016

Penniless comedian travels 600 miles to help homeless

A comedian has travelled over 600 miles without a penny to his name to raise money for charity.

Published 15 July 2016