Homelessness



100 fundraisers brave cold weather to support Scotland’s homeless youths

Scottish charity the Rock Trust saw 100 people leave their comfy beds and brave the cold on Friday for its annual Sleep Out at Edinburgh’s Festival Square.

Published 8 November 2016

Blog: Ready to celebrate?

With the festive season just around the corner, Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland highlights that over 5,000 children in Scotland will wake up homeless on Christmas morning.

Published 7 November 2016

Glasgow Homelessness Network set to benefit from share of £150k fund

Glasgow Homelessness Network is to receive a share of a new £150,000 fund to help homeless people - or those at risk of homelessness - to rent a home.

Published 7 November 2016

Rock Trust to hold Edinburgh sleep out this Friday

The Rock Trust youth homelessness charity will hold its annual 'Sleep Out' in Edinburgh's Festival Square this Friday 4 November to raise funds for its essential work.

Published 1 November 2016

Glasgow’s ‘Homelessness Rights Hubs’ making real difference to people’s lives

A project which targets some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable citizens who need urgent intervention because they are sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness is successfully helping people in times of crisis, a report has revealed.

Published 27 October 2016

Chance to win lunch with Leonardo DiCaprio and raise money for homelessness in one go

Homeless charity sandwich shop Social Bite has launched a competition to win a VIP lunch with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Published 27 October 2016

Homeless people ‘told to sleep rough’ to access services

Councils in England have told people to sleep rough in order to access the relevant support, new research from homelessness charity St Mungo’s has revealed.

Published 21 October 2016

First homeless guests dine in style at Edinburgh restaurant

Homeless people in Edinburgh have been treated to a fine dining meal at a chic new restaurant for the first time.

Published 18 October 2016

Something old, something new, something donated, thank you!

A Dundee bridal boutique has stunned local Shelter Scotland charity bosses with a donation of £15,000 worth of designer wedding dresses.

Published 14 October 2016

Crisis to hold Edinburgh employment event for World Homelessness Day

Crisis is inviting potential employers, businesses and organisations to an event in Edinburgh today to mark World Homelessness Day.

Published 10 October 2016

Church of Scotland moderator speaks out on ‘Scotland’s shame’ of homelessness

The moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland described homelessness as ‘Scotland’s shame’ when he addressed the autumn event of Scottish Churches Housing Action in Edinburgh this morning.

Published 7 October 2016

Housing key to achieving a fairer Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a landmark plan of fifty bold and ambitious actions to achieve a fairer Scotland, including key actions on housing access, affordability and homelessness.

Published 7 October 2016

Campaign highlighting ‘national shame of homelessness’ hits Edinburgh

Shelter Scotland took its major new Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign to Edinburgh yesterday to galvanise public and political support to finally fix the human tragedy of homelessness in Scotland.

Published 4 October 2016

Young LGBT people’s stories of homelessness wanted for Youth Commission

LGBT Youth Scotland’s Youth Commissioners want to hear from LGBT young people who have experience of homelessness.

Published 3 October 2016