Homelessness



Simon Community Scotland marks 50 years of tackling homelessness

Homelessness is never a reason to celebrate, but being able to put homelessness behind you most certainly can be.

Published 30 September 2016

Blog: Finding our way with Glasgow Peer Support

By Rachael Clark, service manager for the Shelter Scotland Glasgow Housing Support & Prevent Service

Published 20 September 2016

Moray's homeless spending more time in temporary accommodation

Homeless people in Moray spent a total of 51,560 days in temporary accommodation last year – an increase of more than 3000 days on the previous year.

Published 15 September 2016

Home Comforts welcomes national homelessness body

North Lanarkshire charity Home Comforts will welcome representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action today to see the project’s work with homeless people in the area.

Published 14 September 2016

Housing associations celebrated at Holyrood as Westminster policy clouds gather

The good work of two housing associations has been highlighted in Parliamentary motions by MSPs ahead of a debate on housing in the Scottish Parliament today.

Published 13 September 2016

Charity urges volunteers to give up rooms to Glasgow’s young homeless

Young people in Glasgow facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the streets are to be provided an emergency bed for the night in a volunteer’s home rather than in a homelessness hostel.

Published 13 September 2016

Catholic bishops discuss homelessness

Representatives of Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) met the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland last week to describe how homelessness affects people across Scotland.

Published 13 September 2016

Blog: Homelessness is Far From Fixed

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 9 September 2016

Church of Scotland moderator and housing minister to address homelessness uncertainties

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and minister for local government and housing Kevin Stewart MSP will both address the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh on Friday 7 October.

Published 9 September 2016

New campaign highlights ‘national shame’ of homelessness in Scotland

Shelter Scotland has accused local and national government of taking their eye off the ball with efforts to tackle and prevent what it calls the “national shame” of homelessness levels in the country.

Published 5 September 2016

Homelessness charity marking 50th anniversary

A practical attempt to tackle homelessness took place at a bicycle recycling workshop this week under the watchful eye of a charity marking its 50th birthday.

Published 2 September 2016

Heriot-Watt team aims to make a difference to youth homelessness

A team from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University is to raise money and ​​awareness ​​of ​​the ​​issues ​​of ​​youth homelessness.

Published 1 September 2016

Dundee begins international search for digital solution to homelessness

An international design competition to tackle the issue of homelessness is being launched in Dundee.

Published 30 August 2016

Miss Scotland finalist to use artistic talents to raise money for Shelter Scotland

A multi-disciplinary artist from Edinburgh who recently graduated with a BA in 3D Design has turned her talents to raise funds to help people facing bad housing and homelessness.

Published 26 August 2016

‘Hampden Snore’ SleepOut event to raise money for homelessness prevention

People are being given the chance to join Law, Bremner, Souness and Dalglish in becoming Hampden legends by taking part in a pitch-side SleepOut.

Published 26 August 2016