Homelessness



Govan Law Centre celebrates funding for Private Rented Tenants Project

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the news that the Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in Communities Programme is providing a grant over three years to establish its Private Rented Tenants Project.

Published 1 December 2016

Glasgow homeless shelter opens as demand soars

A homeless shelter in Glasgow opens its doors today for what is expected to be it busiest ever year this Christmas.

Published 1 December 2016

Regulator sets out the focus for its annual risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the areas of risk it will focus on in its annual risk assessment.

Published 29 November 2016

Shelter appoints Graeme Brown as interim chief executive

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, has been appointed Shelter’s interim chief executive by the Board of trustees following the announcement that Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive at the end of the year.

Published 25 November 2016

Social Bite team to build Scotland's first homeless village

The team behind Social Bite is working with EDI Group, City of Edinburgh Council and other homelessness charities on Scotland's first homeless village.

Published 24 November 2016

Scottish councils spent £750m on temporary housing in last five years

Local authorities is Scotland have spent more than £750 million on temporary accommodation for homeless families in the last five years, according to new statistics.

Published 21 November 2016

Moves to prevent homelessness for people experiencing domestic abuse in Fife

Fife Housing Partnership has welcomed recommendations on how to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic or sexual abuse.

Published 21 November 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Social Bite restaurant to support Scotland’s homeless

Oscar winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio visited a new restaurant in Edinburgh yesterday which was set up to provide food, training and employment opportunities for homeless people in Scotland.

Published 18 November 2016

Blog: Be a #SocialMediaSanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember

With only five Fridays left before the big day, Shelter Scotland national marketing & communications manager, Amanda Collins, turns her attention once again to Social Media Santa.

Published 18 November 2016

Salvation Army urges government to protect vital homelessness funding

The Salvation Army is calling on the Scottish Government to continue protecting homelessness services amid uncertainty over future Local Housing Allowance funding.

Published 17 November 2016

Top chefs team up in annual charity cook off to support homelessness

Some of the country’s top chefs will team up with Cyrenians and Edinburgh College to lay on a gastronomic spectacular and raise money for people excluded from family, home, work or community.

Published 17 November 2016

Shelter Scotland launches campaign to provide gifts for homeless children at Christmas

A social media campaign which offers people the chance to buy presents for homeless children at Christmas has been launched today for the fifth year running.

Published 17 November 2016

Bands voice support for Shelter Scotland with Christmas songbook

Broken Records, Ballboy, and Meursault are among the bands contributing original seasonal music to a Christmas songbook for homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

Published 15 November 2016

Fife homelessness charity appoints new chair at AGM

Homelessness charity Frontline Fife welcomed the Rt Hon. Tricia Marwick as its new patron at its 2016 AGM and Lawrie West as its new chair.

Published 14 November 2016

Homelessness charity issues plea for sleeping bags

Over 500 sleeping bags are being sought by a Scots homelessness charity as part of a wider appeal urging the general public to donate rucksacks and handbags full of essential items, such as food, clothes and toiletries.

Published 14 November 2016