Homelessness



Govan Law Centre gives evidence to UN on Scots rights for adequate housing

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has given evidence to the United Nations (UN) Committee on Economic and Social Rights on housing and human rights in Scotland.

Published 8 July 2016

Steph has the world at her feet thanks to Dunedin Canmore

When Stephanie Tweed steps out this weekend to represent her country in the Homeless World Cup, it will mark an incredible step on her journey to recovery from drug addiction.

Published 8 July 2016

Crisis launches £150k fund for projects helping homeless people to rent

A two year funding programme has been launched offering a total of £150k to local projects supporting homeless people or those at risk of homelessness to rent a home.

Published 6 July 2016

Blue Triangle to hold employability football tournament

Blue Triangle Housing Association, which exists to support, accommodate and assist vulnerable homeless people achieve better lives, is holding a fundraising football tournament.

Published 6 July 2016

Blog: Time to ensure that life at the hard end does not get worse

By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland

Published 5 July 2016

Hundreds of volunteers gather in Glasgow for Homeless World Cup

Over 350 volunteers descended on Glasgow at the weekend to be involved in the delivery of the Homeless World Cup which kicks-off on Sunday.

Published 5 July 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio to visit Social Bite

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio is set to visit Edinburgh this year and become the latest A-lister to call in on homeless charity sandwich shop Social Bite.

Published 21 June 2016

Mummified cat and loose teeth among donations made to Shelter Scotland shops

A full dominatrix set, a china doll with a lock of human hair glued under its clothes, a mummified cat, loose teeth with the roots still attached and 40 life-sized plastic pigeons are just some of the strange donations made to Scotland’s national housing and homelessness charity.

Published 21 June 2016

Blog: Priorities for addressing youth homelessness in Scotland

After addressing the international youth homelessness conference organised by The Rock Trust, Dr Beth Watts summarises her take on what the priorities should be in developing services for young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Published 13 June 2016

English council buys one-way train tickets to move on rough sleepers

A local authority in England has been criticised for its policy of buying one-way train tickets for homeless people to move them out the area.

Published 6 June 2016

Blochairn director sleeps rough for the homeless

Blochairn Housing Association director, Michael Carberry, joined 40 other volunteers to sleep rough last month to raise funds to help vulnerable, homeless people in Glasgow.

Published 3 June 2016

Dundee to host Scotland’s first Musicians Against Homelessness gig

Dundee has been confirmed as the host of the country’s first gig to battle homelessness.

Published 30 May 2016

Muslim community offers free food for Aberdeen's homeless

The Muslim community in Aberdeen is to hand out freshly-cooked Asian meals to help the city's homeless or anyone suffering hardship.

Published 25 May 2016

Cyclists saddle up to raise £10,000 to help homeless people

Cycling enthusiasts from across Scotland are set to descend on Kelso to take on the gruelling challenge of cycling either 50 or 100 miles to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland.

Published 24 May 2016

STV to broadcast 2016 Homeless World Cup

STV has been announced as the home broadcaster of the 2016 Homeless World Cup which comes to Glasgow in July.

Published 24 May 2016