Homelessness



Sleep Rough Night raises 4k for Glasgow’s homeless

The Marie Trust has hailed the success of its first sleep rough night which raised £4,000 for vital Day Centre services with every penny used to help homeless people in Glasgow.

Published 24 May 2016

Lack of social housing ‘pushing thousands into poverty and homelessness’

Thousands of Scots are being pushed into poverty and homelessness because of higher private rental costs as a direct result of failures to protect the country’s social housing stock, a think tank has found.

Published 19 May 2016

Funding gives former homeless chance to volunteer at Homeless World Cup

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant of £343,353.

Published 19 May 2016

Church leader urges governments to do more to tackle ‘damning indictment’ of homelessness in Scotland

The scale of homelessness in Scotland is a “damning indictment” on modern society and politicians must do much more to tackle the problem, a Church leader has said.

Published 18 May 2016

Edinburgh charity launches walking tours guided by city’s former homeless people

Tourists visiting Scotland's capital city can be treated to walking tours with a difference thanks to an initiative by a local charity.

Published 18 May 2016

Edinburgh clinic for homeless people faces closure

Residents of Edinburgh's Old Town have leapt to the defence of local homeless people amid fears a health clinic could close to make way for a new hotel and leisure development.

Published 17 May 2016

Perth & Kinross Council’s homelessness services rated as ‘excellent’

The housing support service provided by Perth & Kinross Council has been praised in a report from the Care Inspectorate following an unannounced inspection in March.

Published 17 May 2016

Final call for participants for ‘Sleep Rough Night’ at Skypark in support of Glasgow’s homeless

The Marie Trust, the charity that provides crisis intervention for people sleeping rough in Glasgow, has announced that so far 39 participants have signed up to take part in its first ‘sleep rough for 1 night so other people don’t have to’.

Published 17 May 2016

Homeless Action Scotland raises concerns over ‘misguided’ Glasgow begging survey

A homelessness charity has criticised a survey which aims to gather the public’s opinion over begging in Glasgow city centre and warned it could lead to homeless people being further stigmatised.

Published 13 May 2016

£21,000 worth of designer dresses donated to charity shop

A homelessness charity says it is still “in shock” after receiving a donation of ball gowns and prom dresses worth over £21,000.

Published 11 May 2016

Blog: New premises offer a ‘fresh start’ for Moray charity

Alastair Cameron, chief executive of Scottish Churches Housing Action, comments after opening a new distribution centre for Moray Fresh Start in Elgin.

Published 6 May 2016

Pride House to make first Homeless World Cup appearance in Glasgow

A project which provides pop up spaces for LGBTI people to engage with and celebrate sport is to make a return to Glasgow during this year’s Homeless World Cup.

Published 6 May 2016

Blue Triangle Housing Association creates a ‘Better Future’ for service users

People using a Glasgow housing support project are being given the chance to take more control to change their lives thanks to the introduction of a pioneering initiative.

Published 3 May 2016

Highland housing initiatives aim to prevent homelessness and improve lives

Initiatives being undertaken by The Highland Council to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of homeless people have been warmly welcomed by members of the local authority’s community services committee.

Published 3 May 2016

Charities call for action as demand for rough sleeping shelters rises

Three homelessness charities are calling for action from the next Scottish Government as new figures show that demand for winter shelters in Glasgow and Edinburgh rose sharply in 2015/16.

Published 28 April 2016