Homelessness



Supporters endure freezing temperatures to raise over £20,000 at Rock Trust Sleep Out

One hundred supporters of homelessness charity the Rock Trust slept out in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square Gardens with nothing but cardboard and sleeping bags as temperatures dropped to 1˚C.

Published 29 October 2018

Street Soccer Scotland receives praise from football superstar Eric Cantona

Football legend and actor Eric Cantona provided his support and inspiration to socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland as the VIP guest at a major fundraising event in Glasgow.

Published 25 October 2018

RICS leaders join sleep out to help end youth homelessness

RICS chief executive, Sean Tompkins, and incoming RICS president, Chris Brooke FRICS, will take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park as part of RICS’ Pledge 150 campaign.

Published 25 October 2018

Court of Session finds in favour of homeless petitioner for judicial review

Assuming a person is intentionally homeless because they were evicted for rent arrears is lawfully wrong, the Court of Session has ruled.

Published 23 October 2018

New partnership to provide underwear for homeless people

Scottish underwear brand Bawbags has partnered with homelessness charity Cyrenians to provide an often-overlooked necessity for people struggling with homelessness.

Published 23 October 2018

Impact of living in temporary accommodation laid bare in new report

Homelessness charity Crisis has called for a seven-day limit on the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland after new research revealed the detrimental impact it can have on the lives of homeless people.

Published 22 October 2018

Blog: How private renting can play a part in ending youth homelessness

Rock Trust property officer Tammy Reilly details a new Rent Deposit Scheme project which aims to help young people secure tenancies in the private sector.

Published 22 October 2018

Blog: Is the homeless sector up for it?

Following on from last week’s Annual Homelessness Conference, Glasgow Homeless Network’s Jim Barclay issues a challenge to the sector to work closer together to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 19 October 2018

Langstane staff prepare to sleep in the park

Staff from Langstane Housing Association’s social justice team, together with a like-minded colleague from WorkingRite, will join 12,000 other participants under the stars as part of Social Bite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’.

Published 17 October 2018

Cyrenians thresh their way to better food

Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Cyrenians hosted a number of local growers at its threshing event at Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens yesterday.

Published 17 October 2018

Glasgow Libraries recognised for innovative work tackling homelessness and debt

Glasgow Libraries has been recognised with a prestigious Libraries Change Lives Award for its inspirational work supporting people experiencing homelessness in Glasgow.

Published 16 October 2018

Thousands of people leaving prison have nowhere to live

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for throughcare support to be expanded after it was revealed that thousands of people leaving prison have nowhere to live and are having to register with councils as homeless.

Published 15 October 2018

Homeless veterans charity appoints new CEO

Housing charity Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) has appointed Martin Nadin OBE as its new chief executive officer.

Published 12 October 2018

Ian Rankin backs initiative to provide books to Edinburgh’s rough sleepers

Scottish novelist Ian Rankin will today be joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in supporting a scheme that sees books being distributed to people who are rough sleeping in Edinburgh.

Published 11 October 2018