Homelessness



New partnership launched to prevent youth homelessness in Edinburgh

Rock Trust and Cyrenians are joining forces to deliver an entirely new local service to reach young people before they become homeless.

Published 17 June 2019

Housing charities and experts meet in Edinburgh to find solutions to housing crisis

Local charities and housing experts have come together in Edinburgh to discuss the housing challenges faced by people living in Scotland and look at potential practical solutions.

Published 14 June 2019

Cyrenians bids to tackle food poverty with brand new Edinburgh pantry

A new pantry service offering quality food at low prices has been introduced in Edinburgh by Cyrenians.

Published 10 June 2019

Ypeople to separate from YMCA movement

Scottish charity Ypeople has announced its disaffiliation from the wider YMCA movement.

Published 7 June 2019

Shelter Scotland wins Scottish Social Services Award for Time For Change project

A new approach that uses the untapped, expert lived experience of former homeless people in Glasgow has won a prestigious award.

Published 6 June 2019

Rock Trust opens bidding for charity art auction

Youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is exhibiting and auctioning artworks from renowned artists from across Scotland and beyond, to raise funds for their frontline work with young people.

Published 5 June 2019

Kingdom Housing Association pioneers new approach to combat homelessness

Kingdom Housing Association is pioneering an innovative new project that aims to break the vicious circle of homelessness and unemployment by simultaneously giving a homeless person a job, a home and support with any complex needs or barriers to sustaining their tenancy.

Published 3 June 2019

Ministers back Centre for Homelessness Impact joining What Works Network

National What Works advisor Dr David Halpern has today welcomed the Centre for Homelessness Impact as a new member of the What Works Network.

Published 3 June 2019

Edinburgh landlords ‘could hold key’ to reducing homelessness with Help to Rent initiative

The City of Edinburgh Council is working with national homelessness charity Crisis in a new partnership to unlock access to the private rented sector for homeless people across the city.

Published 31 May 2019

Black’s Blog: Getting our teeth into homelessness

Jimmy Black responds to a report produced by a team of researchers from the University of Dundee’s Dental Health Services Research Unit which uncovered a geographical disparity in support services available to those who find themselves homeless in the city.

Published 31 May 2019

Homeless mapping project aims to end postcode lottery for service provision

Significant gaps in the provision of services for the homeless in Dundee have been revealed in a new report published by researchers from the University of Dundee.

Published 30 May 2019

UK’s only Housing First for Youth programme to expand to Edinburgh

As support grows across Scotland for increased investment in the Housing First approach to end homelessness, Rock Trust and Almond Housing Association’s pioneering programme is leading the way for care experienced young people.

Published 29 May 2019

Communities secretary told of ‘vital’ role of supported accommodation in homelessness battle

Supported accommodation is a vital resource in helping vulnerable young homeless people to build secure and stable lives, cabinet secretary for communities and local government, Aileen Campbell, has heard.

Published 29 May 2019

England: Housing First reaches Greater Manchester with plan for 400 homes

A three-year pilot Housing First project that aims to provide safe, secure homes for more than 400 people who are homeless or at the risk of being homeless has been launched in Greater Manchester.

Published 27 May 2019

Cyrenians signs learning partnership deal with Open University

The Open University and Cyrenians are combining their strengths in a partnership which will support 10 Cyrenians community residents with access to Open University learning.

Published 27 May 2019