Homelessness



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

Social Bite to train homeless people in new restaurant

Social enterprise sandwich shop chain Social Bite has teamed up with one of Scotland’s best chefs to launch a new restaurant to train homeless people.

Published 18 August 2016

Aberdeen Asset Management provides starter packs for 40 young homeless people

Household essentials that help make a house a home are being provided to young homeless people in Scotland who are overcoming significant challenges and taking up their first tenancies.

Published 17 August 2016

Parking ticket chatbot creator sets sights on homelessness

The creator of a chatbot that successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York has now written a program to provide the homeless with legal aid.

Published 15 August 2016

EU tenants worried Brexit will leave them homeless

EU citizens living in the private rented sector (PRS) are worried that Brexit will make it harder for them to rent a home in the UK, according to a new survey.

Published 11 August 2016

Scotland’s councils worried about impact of more cuts to homeless services, report finds

The standard of accommodation and the quality of services provided for homeless people are under threat from funding cuts to Scotland’s councils, housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned after new research was published yesterday.

Published 3 August 2016

Blog: Homelessness services – accept the cuts or find new ways of funding them?

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager for Shelter Scotland

Published 3 August 2016

Black's Blog: Homeless not phoneless?

Former convener of housing at Dundee City Council, Jimmy Black muses about Shelter Scotland’s recent "hackathon".

Published 3 August 2016

Big Lottery grant for Social Bite homeless training academy

Sandwich chain Social Bite has been awarded £550,000 to significantly increase its social impact working with Scotland’s homeless community.

Published 3 August 2016

Penniless comedian travels 600 miles to help homeless

A comedian has travelled over 600 miles without a penny to his name to raise money for charity.

Published 15 July 2016

First Minister visits Homeless World Cup

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow yesterday.

Published 13 July 2016

Blog: It’s complicated: How we could do better for people with complex needs

By Emma Dore, senior policy officer at Shelter Scotland

Published 11 July 2016

Govan Law Centre gives evidence to UN on Scots rights for adequate housing

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has given evidence to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic and Social Rights on housing and human rights in Scotland.

Published 8 July 2016

Steph has the world at her feet thanks to Dunedin Canmore

When Stephanie Tweed steps out this weekend to represent her country in the Homeless World Cup, it will mark an incredible step on her journey to recovery from drug addiction.

Published 8 July 2016