Homelessness



Crisis calls for detention and removal of migrant rough sleepers to stop

A complaint has been filed with the EU Commission against the UK government’s policy of detaining rough sleepers from the European Economic Area and sending them back to their country of origin.

Published 20 June 2017

Homeless Jesus sculpture to be installed in Glasgow

Planning permission has been granted to install a sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless person in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow.

Published 20 June 2017

Home Office ‘threatening to arrest and deport homeless people in Edinburgh’

Charities and legal experts have raised serious concerns following reports that the Home Office is threatening to arrest and deport homeless people sleeping on the streets of Edinburgh.

Published 16 June 2017

Edinburgh and Glasgow homeless charities appoint joint chief executive

Services for people sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected to be improved following a deal struck between two charities specialising in ‘outreach work’.

Published 13 June 2017

Edinburgh businesses to fund police officers and homeless charity workers

Businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area.

Published 8 June 2017

Street level fashion shows for homelessness charity Shelter Scotland

A part of Byres Road in Glasgow is getting a makeover as it becomes a runway for a charity fashion show for each of the next three Saturdays.

Published 8 June 2017

Homeless charity throws dinner party for Glasgow’s less fortunate

As part of Global Sharing Week, staff at homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust hosted a banquet dinner for those less fortunate in Glasgow.

Published 7 June 2017

Dundee homeless charity seeks new home

Dundee homeless charity, the Eagles Wings Trust, is searching for new accommodation after discovering it will have to vacate the former Elim Pentecostal Church.

Published 5 June 2017

The Ferret to investigate housing and homelessness

Investigative journalism platform The Ferret has revealed that its second crowdfunded investigation will be into housing and homelessness and is holding two meetings next week for input from the public and stakeholders.

Published 1 June 2017

Positive Action in Housing welcomes destitution report

Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution.

Published 26 May 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness for good

Beth Reid from Crisis asks how do we prevent another 50 years of homelessness in Scotland?

Published 24 May 2017

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