Homelessness



Moray councillors back three-year homelessness strategy

A Moray Council committee has approved a draft homelessness strategy for the next three years, which will now be put to consultation among the community.

Published 20 August 2015

Homelessness prevention in Wales ‘sets an example for the rest of the UK’

New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 11 August 2015

Council ‘will not refer’ users to proposed Glasgow homeless hostel

The developer behind plans to turn a former pub into a homeless hostel has insisted it will carry on with the project after Glasgow City Council revealed it would not refer people to the service.

Published 5 August 2015

New garden brightens up ‘Loretto in the sunshine’ event

Residents at a Loretto Care facility in Grangemouth are enjoying their new sensory garden.

Published 4 August 2015

Less than half of single homeless people in Scotland find a home, research finds

Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 30 July 2015

Homeless hostel plan for former Glasgow pub

A Glasgow pub once owned by Celtic legend Billy McNeill could be turned into a homeless hostel.

Published 29 July 2015

Tackling homelessness early is cost-effective, research finds

Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study.

Published 28 July 2015

Housing benefit cut ‘could make 1,000 young Scots homeless’

As many as 1,000 young Scots will be forced into homelessness as a result of the “catastrophic” impact Tory welfare cuts could have on our most vulnerable 18 to 21-year-olds, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 27 July 2015

Overcrowding Statutory Notices ‘could increase risk of homelessness’

Homelessness levels in Scotland could rise as part of a Scottish Government drive to crack down on overcrowded houses, charities and housing chiefs have warned.

Published 24 July 2015

Blog: Looking beyond falling numbers

Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.

Published 24 July 2015

Strike agreement reached between council and Glasgow homelessness staff

Homeless caseworkers in Glasgow have accepted an offer from the city council after almost four months of strike action.

Published 22 July 2015

Blog: Housing: a price worth paying

By Paul Bradley at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 July 2015

Views needed for Youth Homelessness Survey

There’s still time for workers and organisations involved with homeless young people to fill out Homeless Action Scotland’s annual survey.

Published 20 July 2015

‘Amazing’ Grace cycles 500 miles to help homeless

A 14-year-old girl is cycling over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015