Homelessness



Increase in homelessness among young care leavers in the Western Isles

An inspection of services for children and young people in the Western Isles has identified an increase in care leavers becoming homeless due to “limited collaboration” between the authorities.

Published 20 January 2016

Refugee group widens remit to aid Dundee’s homeless

A refugee support group in Dundee has transformed itself into a charity that supports people suffering from homelessness.

Published 15 January 2016

Homeless assessments fall but children in temporary accommodation numbers rise

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 January 2016

Cancer patients at risk of homelessness due to benefits cuts

Cancer patients could be at risk of losing their homes if proposed government cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) go ahead, according to new research.

Published 11 January 2016

Muslim community raises over £5,000 for Aberdeen’s homeless

A Muslim community group in Aberdeen helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures over the festive period by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless.

Published 8 January 2016

Charity to extend successful ‘spare room for homeless’ scheme in Scotland

An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow.

Published 6 January 2016

Fife Council to remove B&Bs from list of homeless accommodation options

Fife Council has pledged to end the practice of using bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless people by March.

Published 5 January 2016

Designer bargains up for grabs at annual Shelter charity shop event

Shoppers in-the-know are descending on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop this month in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters.

Published 5 January 2016

Survey reveals 1 in 4 homeless people will spend this Christmas alone

As Crisis opens its Christmas centres to an expected 4,000 homeless guests, new research by the charity reveals how one in four homeless people in the UK will spend this Christmas alone, while more than six out of ten will spend it with neither family nor friends.

Published 23 December 2015

Chris Evans and Jeremy Corbyn back Social Bite’s Christmas campaign

Broadcaster Chris Evans had Social Bite staff in stitches when he filmed a Christmas message for the not-for-profit sandwich chain’s Christmas campaign.

Published 23 December 2015

Steven Naismith buys Christmas dinner for hundreds of Glasgow’s homeless

Everton Football Club star Steven Naismith has paid for Christmas dinner for hundreds of homeless people.

Published 22 December 2015

Volunteers needed to give lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh this Christmas

From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

Published 21 December 2015

Artist creates ‘Last Supper’ for Glasgow City Mission men

Thirteen men who regularly attend Glasgow City Mission's evening drop-in service have been painted as part of a modern take on the iconic Last Supper painting.

Published 17 December 2015

Campaigners gift-wrap house to highlight rising number of homeless children

Housing campaigners gift-wrapped a full-size affordable home in a bid to raise awareness of the plight of homeless children in Scotland this Christmas.

Published 14 December 2015

Blog: Stats show over 65,000 in housing need

In 2014-15, over 65,000 different households in Scotland approached their local authority for help with housing, either through the housing options service (58,825 approaches) or the homelessness route (35,764 applications).

Published 14 December 2015