Homelessness



Scottish Churches Housing Action calls for action to 'eradicate, not manage' homelessness

The convener of Scottish Churches Housing Action has written to Housing Minister Kevin Stewart to call for the Scottish Government to "seek to eradicate, rather than just to manage, Scotland's major problems of homelessness".

Published 27 June 2017

COSLA calls for joined-up preventative approach to tackle homelessness

An integrated, whole-system approach which addresses social inequalities and goes beyond housing is required to prevent and respond to homelessness in Scotland, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

Published 22 June 2017

Homeless charity to use student’s dissertation to help vulnerable people

The dissertation of a University of Dundee Community Learning and Development student could soon be used to help improve the lives of vulnerable drug users.

Published 22 June 2017

SFHA submits evidence on homelessness to Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has stressed the need to retain a focus on implementing the target of 50,000 affordable homes as an important part of the solution to tackling homelessness in Scotland.

Published 21 June 2017

Number of homeless families on Skye doubles in 12 months

The number of families categorised as homeless on Skye has more than doubled over the last 12 months with an increase in tourists highlighted as a contributing factor.

Published 21 June 2017

Crisis calls for detention and removal of migrant rough sleepers to stop

A complaint has been filed with the EU Commission against the UK government’s policy of detaining rough sleepers from the European Economic Area and sending them back to their country of origin.

Published 20 June 2017

Homeless Jesus sculpture to be installed in Glasgow

Planning permission has been granted to install a sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless person in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow.

Published 20 June 2017

Home Office ‘threatening to arrest and deport homeless people in Edinburgh’

Charities and legal experts have raised serious concerns following reports that the Home Office is threatening to arrest and deport homeless people sleeping on the streets of Edinburgh.

Published 16 June 2017

Edinburgh and Glasgow homeless charities appoint joint chief executive

Services for people sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected to be improved following a deal struck between two charities specialising in ‘outreach work’.

Published 13 June 2017

Edinburgh businesses to fund police officers and homeless charity workers

Businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area.

Published 8 June 2017

Street level fashion shows for homelessness charity Shelter Scotland

A part of Byres Road in Glasgow is getting a makeover as it becomes a runway for a charity fashion show for each of the next three Saturdays.

Published 8 June 2017

Homeless charity throws dinner party for Glasgow’s less fortunate

As part of Global Sharing Week, staff at homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust hosted a banquet dinner for those less fortunate in Glasgow.

Published 7 June 2017

Dundee homeless charity seeks new home

Dundee homeless charity, the Eagles Wings Trust, is searching for new accommodation after discovering it will have to vacate the former Elim Pentecostal Church.

Published 5 June 2017

The Ferret to investigate housing and homelessness

Investigative journalism platform The Ferret has revealed that its second crowdfunded investigation will be into housing and homelessness and is holding two meetings next week for input from the public and stakeholders.

Published 1 June 2017

Positive Action in Housing welcomes destitution report

Positive Action in Housing has welcomed a Holyrood committee’s report which found insecure immigration status to be a key aggravating factor leading to destitution.

Published 26 May 2017