Homelessness



Appeal to homeless service users in Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders Council’s Homeless Service is appealing to any service users who left homeless temporary accommodation prior to August 2016 to contact the service regarding any belongings which may have been placed in storage.

Published 23 January 2017

Shelter Scotland charity shop in Edinburgh breaks its own record

An Edinburgh charity shop has had a record-breaking week of trading thanks to donations of designer, vintage and quirky items.

Published 19 January 2017

Homelessness down but Scotland sees rise of children in temporary accommodation

Efforts to reduce homelessness in Scotland are continuing to pay dividends but the number of children living in temporary accommodation is once again on the increase.

Published 17 January 2017

Mission accomplished for Glasgow City Mission fundraisers

Staff at legal firm Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow offices went on a festive mission to raise funds for a homeless charity.

Published 12 January 2017

Views sought on Dundee housing options and homelessness strategic plan

The Dundee Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Partnership is seeking your views on Not Just A Roof - A Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

Published 11 January 2017

Blog: New Year, New Challenges

Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness.

Published 11 January 2017

CEO sleep-out raises over £500,000 for Social Bite’s homeless village

A sponsored sleep-out by CEOs of businesses across Scotland has raised over £500,000 to build accommodation for the homeless.

Published 11 January 2017

Grants of £1.65m for projects which help homeless and vulnerable people

Organisations that work with homeless people and give housing support to vulnerable are to benefit from £1.65 million of Scottish Government grant funding.

Published 9 January 2017

Social Bite’s homeless village plan labelled ‘well-intentioned but ineffective’

Homelessness policy experts have criticised a charity’s plan to build Scotland’s first homeless village as well-intentioned but likely to be ineffective in helping rough sleepers.

Published 9 January 2017

Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn awarded MBE

The entrepreneur who set up the Social Bite sandwich chain which helps the homeless has received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Published 6 January 2017

Aberdeen Cyrenians takes the biscuit with massive donation

A homeless charity has not been left short of shortbread, as a famous Scottish brand delivered pallets of the stuff for those in need.

Published 5 January 2017

Figures reveal rise in children without a home at Christmas

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for urgent action on homelessness after the number of children who are homeless at Christmas was found to have increased by 16 per cent since 2013.

Published 4 January 2017

Crisis calls for protection for single homeless people from ‘unsuitable’ B&Bs

The national charity for homeless people Crisis expects to welcome more than 300 guests to a centre in Edinburgh on December 25 and 26 where up to 400 volunteers will help provide food, warmth, comfort and festive cheer at Crisis at Christmas.

Published 23 December 2016

£14,000 delivered to Aberdeen Cyrenians just when it’s needed the most

Christmas came early for Aberdeen Cyrenians when the homelessness charity took delivery of a bumper £14,000 donation raised by apprentices from Aberdeen Asset Management.

Published 23 December 2016

hub West Scotland helps provide winter jackets to Glasgow City Mission

Over 70 winter jackets have been donated to homeless men in and around Glasgow thanks to a Christmas Appeal launched by hub West Scotland.

Published 20 December 2016