Glasgow City Council knew about Serco refugee eviction plans ‘for months’

Plans by private housing provider Serco to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow were known by senior managers at Glasgow City Council for months, according to reports.

Published 4 December 2018

Blog: Ending homelessness together in the Scottish Parliament

As the publication of the Scottish Government’s new Action Plan for Ending Homelessness Together was debated in the Scottish Parliament last week and received cross-party backing, Jon Sparkes, Crisis chief executive and chair of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), blogs about the significant progress that’s been made in the last 15 months.

Published 3 December 2018

Homeless people across Great Britain helped thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Vital coaching services delivered by national homelessness charity Crisis have received a welcome boost of £1,042,729 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Published 3 December 2018

Housing minister accepts amendment to limit stays in unsuitable temporary accommodation

The Scottish Government has pledged to bring forward legislation to restrict the use of unsuitable temporary accommodation for homeless people in the next programme for government.

Published 30 November 2018

Ardenglen signs up to Sleep in the Park

A team from Ardenglen Housing Association has signed up to Sleep in the Park.

Published 30 November 2018

Scots Hollywood star backs charity homelessness Christmas appeal

As the Christmas countdown officially begins, Scotland's largest provider of homelessness services is asking the public to remember rough sleepers whilst shopping for gifts.

Published 30 November 2018

Glasgow City Council staff raise over £11,500 for Sleep in the Park

Glasgow City Council staff have raised more than £11,500 in sponsorship to help homeless people.

Published 30 November 2018

Blog: ‘The homeless do not seem to drink in here’

In a week which saw the Scottish Government publish its action plan for tackling homelessness, Bruce Forbes gives his take on the policy developments and the upcoming ‘Sleep in the Park’ events.

Published 29 November 2018

Extra £370,000 committed to help those facing rough sleeping this winter

More emergency beds will be available this winter to support people off the streets after the Scottish Government committed £370,000 of extra funding to third sector organisations and local authorities to support vulnerable people this winter.

Published 29 November 2018

Scottish Government puts ‘rapid rehousing’ at centre of new homelessness action plan

Rough sleeping prevention and a shift towards rapid rehousing are among the key aims of a new Scottish Government action plan to bring an end to homelessness in Scotland.

Published 28 November 2018

Crisis appoints new Skylight director in Scotland

Grant Campbell has been appointed as the new Skylight director for Crisis in Edinburgh. Grant has been the chief executive of Glasgow City Mission since 2013 and will take up the position in March 2019.

Published 28 November 2018

Five cities to lead three-year Housing First Pathfinder initiative

Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling have been selected to lead the Scottish Government’s three-year Housing First Pathfinder programme, Scotland’s inaugural ‘Housing First’ Summit will hear tomorrow.

Published 27 November 2018

Blog: Scotland’s temporary accommodation system is not fit for purpose

Following the release of a new I-SPHERE report examining temporary accommodation provision in Scotland, Beth Watts picks out some of the key themes from the research.

Published 27 November 2018

Social Bite founder calls on Dundonians to help end homelessness

One of Scotland’s leading philanthropists hopes to harness the Christmas spirit to mobilise Dundonians in the fight against homelessness.

Published 27 November 2018

MSPs urge government to put seven-day limit on homeless B&B use

In a week where the Scottish Government prepares to publish its action plan on tackling homelessness, a cross-party group of MSPs has called for the introduction of a seven-day limit for B&B use as temporary accommodation.

Published 26 November 2018