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
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
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
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
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 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
The number of homeless applications received by Argyll and Bute Council has fallen by 15% since 2012.
Published 9 March 2017
Glasgow City Council’s Poverty Leadership Panel (PLP) has launched a pocket sized information card to help homeless jobseekers.
Published 8 March 2017
Homeless people in Perth and Kinross met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee when they visited Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) this week.
Published 8 March 2017
Ewan Aitken of homelessness charity Cyrenians blogs ahead of Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness Conference 2017
Published 3 March 2017
Glasgow women facing a life on the streets met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee when they visited Simon Community Scotland and Legal Services Agency yesterday.
Published 28 February 2017
A group of MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee met with Edinburgh’s homeless community at the Streetwork crisis centre yesterday.
Published 23 February 2017
Unexplained variations in the use of benefit sanctions are “unacceptable” and must be addressed, according to a committee of MPs.
Published 22 February 2017
A joined up approach used by Glasgow City Mission has resulted in the number of people using its winter night shelter decreasing from last year’s record count.
Published 20 February 2017
The Cyrenians charity has launched a new venture in partnership with the St Martin-in-the-Fields charity designed to bring together workers on the frontline of homelessness in Edinburgh.
Published 17 February 2017