Homelessness



Holyrood warned of increased risk of homelessness due to lack of COVID-19 safety net

CIH Scotland has raised concerns about the increased risk of eviction and homelessness as the UK Government’s job retention scheme comes to a close at the end of October. 

Published 12 October 2020

Edinburgh opens new winter welcome centre for rough sleepers

A new welcome centre in Edinburgh has opened its doors for the winter season, providing warm food and sleeping facilities, immediate housing advice and wellbeing support to anyone facing rough sleeping.

Published 12 October 2020

Finish line for Aberdeen Cyrenians charity challenge

Local teams supporting north-east charity Aberdeen Cyrenians have reached the end of their 555-mile challenge to virtually tour Scottish premiership stadiums by the end of September.

Published 2 October 2020

Call for public inquiry into deaths at hotel used as homeless accommodation during lockdown

A police investigation has been launched into the deaths of eight people in a Glasgow hotel used to house people who were homeless during lockdown. 

Published 1 October 2020

Design at heart of well-being ethos of new advice and support centre for homeless people

The calm efficiency and first-class service that guests of a modern, boutique hotel might reasonably expect is to be provided in a brand-new multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Published 25 September 2020

East Renfrewshire Council moves to rapid rehousing approach to tackle homelessness

East Renfrewshire Council is set to review the approach taken in tackling homelessness in an attempt to adopt the Scottish Government's recommendation for a shift to a rapid rehousing approach.

Published 25 September 2020

Glasgow City Council seeks views on begging strategy

Glasgow City Council is seeking views on a new draft strategy aimed at helping vulnerable people involved in street begging in the city.

Published 25 September 2020

Wheatley Group steps up support for homeless people

Wheatley Group has helped hundreds of homeless people put a roof over their heads throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Published 24 September 2020

Rock Trust helping young people in Perth to build their own futures

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust has launched a new project in Perth to help young people affected by or at risk of homelessness.

Published 24 September 2020

Shelter Scotland: 70,000 children on social housing waiting lists

An estimated 70,000 children in Scotland are waiting for social homes, according to new analysis from published today by Shelter Scotland which is calling for 37,100 new social rented homes to be built to help tackle the issue.

Published 21 September 2020

Personalised employment support essential to stem homelessness as furlough ends, research finds

People at risk of becoming homeless who are assigned individual support workers are twice as likely to maintain employment, according to new research.

Published 21 September 2020

Kindness Homeless launches funding appeal for new premises

A charity which provides services to vulnerable and homeless people in Glasgow is seeking to raise £20,000 to fund a new operation space.

Published 21 September 2020

Edinburgh considers Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan revisions

The City of Edinburgh Council will today consider plans to revise its five-year homelessness strategy to further strengthen support for people who need support.

Published 18 September 2020

Housing First passes 300 tenancies

Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has created more than 300 tenancies with an additional 50 added since April, a monitoring report released today has revealed.

Published 17 September 2020

Rapid rehousing proving to tackle homelessness in South Lanarkshire

A new strategy to tackle homelessness in South Lanarkshire has recorded significant successes in its first year.

Published 17 September 2020