Homelessness



New Facebook Messenger ‘bot’ to teach Scots about causes of youth homelessness

A Scottish charity has launched a new Facebook Messenger “bot” to teach Scots about the real causes of homelessness amongst young people after research found nearly half believe it is through choice or a refusal to accept assistance.

Published 20 April 2017

Funding boost for successful initiative to eradicate homelessness in Glasgow

An already successful approach towards eradicating rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of over £400,000 to help maintain its work.

Published 18 April 2017

New appointment brings more frontline business experience to homelessness charity’s board

One of Glasgow’s oldest charities has continued a period of development and growth with the addition of Derek May, CEO of Scotland-wide recruitment business Brightwork, to its board.

Published 7 April 2017

Homelessness efforts hampered by ‘lack of political leadership and urgency’, say charities

Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland

Published 4 April 2017

Blog: Three priorities for tackling homelessness in Scotland

In the current political crisis-ridden, post-‘welfare reform’ context and given impressive changes to homelessness legislation elsewhere in the UK, Scotland’s claim to be a world-leader on homelessness may be weakening. Beth Watts identifies three areas where Scotland can raise its game.

Published 4 April 2017

Kindhearted Kinglassie helps Fife Homeless

The community in the Kinglassie area have donated 100 'survival bags' to Kingdom Housing Association for homeless people as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the problems faced by the homeless in Fife.

Published 3 April 2017

RICS calls on Scotland’s property industry to tackle homelessness epidemic

Scotland’s land, property and construction sectors must collaborate more effectively to help end rising homelessness and deliver more affordable homes, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said today.

Published 31 March 2017

Blog: Stigma of Homelessness

Putting people with lived experience of homelessness at the centre of the solution is key, writes Ewan Aitken as he blogs on Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness Conference.

Published 31 March 2017

National health and homelessness event held in Edinburgh

The Scottish Health and Homelessness Conference 2017 is being held today hosted by NHS Health Scotland at the Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh.

Published 28 March 2017

Scottish Welfare Fund to be extended amid ‘shameful’ UK housing benefit changes

Support has been stepped up for young people at risk of being pushed into homelessness due to UK government changes to housing benefit, social security secretary Angela Constance has said.

Published 27 March 2017

Open empty shops to prevent further homeless deaths, say campaigners

Homelessness campaigners have called for empty shops to be opened up to provide shelter for rough sleepers following the death of a man in Glasgow city centre.

Published 24 March 2017

Conference to hear call for new national homelessness strategy

A new National Homelessness Strategy for Scotland, which is informed and designed with input from people with lived experience of homelessness, is the only way the root causes of homelessness can be tackled, a conference will hear today.

Published 22 March 2017

Housing ‘can help break cycle of reoffending’ as inspector calls for more help for prison leavers

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has welcomed calls from the chief inspector of prisons for more help for inmates during transition and highlighted the important role that safe and affordable housing can play.

Published 16 March 2017

Homeless applications fall in Argyll and Bute

The number of homeless applications received by Argyll and Bute Council has fallen by 15% since 2012.

Published 9 March 2017

New resource launched for homeless jobseekers in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council’s Poverty Leadership Panel (PLP) has launched a pocket sized information card to help homeless jobseekers.

Published 8 March 2017