Homelessness



Joint project to support domestic abuse victims facing homelessness in East Lothian

A joint project between Women's Aid East & Midlothian (WAEML), East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) and East Lothian Council has received a two-year grant from the Scottish Government's Third Sector Homelessness Fund.

Published 7 June 2021

Rock Trust launches first Green Action Plan ahead of World Environment Day 2021

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has published its first Green Action Plan 2021-22 to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and improving the health, wellbeing and prospects for young people affected by homelessness.

Published 4 June 2021

Simon Community Scotland to purchase permanent homes thanks to £5m investment

Simon Community Scotland, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland, has received £5 million of social investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to purchase homes to help vulnerable people move away from homelessness.

Published 2 June 2021

Ellie Wagstaff: Homeless Scots failed at the end of life

Following a report in which Marie Curie calls for more palliative care support for those experiencing homelessness and terminal illness, Ellie Wagstaff outlines the main issues and the charity's recommendations.

Published 2 June 2021

Aberdeen Cyrenians celebrates Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteers at North-East charity Aberdeen Cyrenians have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Published 2 June 2021

Cyrenians appeals for help to deliver ‘Food That Goes Further’

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has launched their summer ‘Food That Goes Further’ appeal which calls on individuals to pledge regular support to their community food projects to ‘help make sure that no one goes hungry’.

Published 2 June 2021

Unsuitable Accommodation Order extended to end of September

Temporary measures to protect people experiencing homelessness from coronavirus have been extended for three months.

Published 28 May 2021

Miles Briggs: Ending homelessness by 2023

The Covid crisis has shown that Scotland can end homelessness and rough-sleeping in two years, writes Scottish Conservatives' social justice, housing and local government spokesperson Miles Briggs.

Published 28 May 2021

Urgent legislation required to prevent homelessness, warns Crisis

Crisis has urged MSPs from across the political spectrum to work together, to make this the parliament of prevention and help end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 27 May 2021

Maggie Brünjes: An open letter to the new Scottish cabinet and ministers

Homeless Network Scotland helps grow the policy and system change needed to resolve homelessness in Scotland. It connects people and places, learning from evidence and shared experiences and acting on what works and what matters. Chief executive, Maggie Brünjes, with an open letter to the new government.

Published 27 May 2021

Cyrenians delivers equivalent of over 4.2 million meals

In the past year, Cyrenians’ FareShare depot based in Leith has distributed 1,800 tonnes of food to charities and community groups across Central and South East Scotland – the equivalent of creating over 4.2 million meals, and a three-fold increase on previous year.

Published 27 May 2021

More than a third of Scots impacted by Scotland’s ‘broken and biased’ housing system

Research for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland shows 1.5 million adults in Scotland (36%) are currently struggling with the condition, security, suitability, or affordability of their home, or been discriminated against while trying to find it.

Published 26 May 2021

Glasgow City Mission reports success of Overnight Welcome Centre

A new report has highlighted a decade of work by Glasgow City Mission to ensure nobody needed to sleep rough in Glasgow during the coldest months of the year.

Published 26 May 2021

Rowan Alba appeals for Edinburgh volunteers

Homelessness charity Rowan Alba is appealing for local volunteers to support its CARDS befriending service which works with people across Edinburgh, providing vital support and social contact to reduce isolation.

Published 26 May 2021

James Hutton Institute donates laptops to Aberdeen Cyrenians

The James Hutton Institute has donated several laptops and desktop computers to Aberdeen Cyrenians with the aim of supporting the local community.

Published 21 May 2021