Homelessness



Shelter launches sixth year of Social Media Santa to provide presents for homeless children

A social media campaign which offers people the chance to buy presents for homeless children at Christmas has been launched today for the sixth year running.

Published 13 November 2017

Superglass donates thermal clothes to Shelter Scotland

Stirling-based insulation manufacturer Superglass has donated over £3,000 worth of thermal clothing to housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

Published 10 November 2017

Homelessness charity awarded over £43k to tackle poverty and inequality across East Scotland

Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has been awarded over £43k by the Aspiring Communities Fund towards community support and development work across East Scotland.

Published 9 November 2017

One in every 200 people in the UK are homeless, according to Shelter

Shelter and Shelter Scotland have launched an urgent appeal after new analysis revealed the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain has reached a staggering 307,000 – more than half the population of Glasgow and the equivalent to one in every 200.

Published 8 November 2017

Hardy Weslo crew aims to change lives and make a difference

A hardy team from Weslo Housing Management aims to make a difference by taking part in the world’s biggest sleep out on December 9 in West Princes Street Gardens.

Published 8 November 2017

Blog: Progress of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group

Jon Sparkes details the second meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group which focussed on solutions to help more rough sleepers this winter as well as longer term goals.

Published 7 November 2017

Homelessness charity gives Christmas shoppers the chance to save a life this winter

Festive shoppers are being given the chance to ‘purchase with purpose’ this winter through a new initiative from Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 7 November 2017

Muslim charity to keep over 21,000 homeless people warm this winter

Human Appeal, a British Muslim faith-based charity, has today announced the launch of its first ever winter Wrap Up Glasgow Campaign.

Published 7 November 2017

Task force set up to tackle homelessness in Edinburgh

A homelessness task force has been created by the City of Edinburgh Council to investigate the growing problem in the city.

Published 6 November 2017

New online resource for pupils to learn about housing and homelessness

Scotland’s schoolchildren are to be given help to learn about housing and homelessness so future generations understand what causes homelessness.

Published 6 November 2017

Social Bite launches report on 'Housing First' strategy

Social Bite has published a new study focussed on eradicating homelessness in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Published 1 November 2017

Positive Action in Housing launches Winter Crisis Appeal

Refugee homelessness charity Positive Action in Housing has launched its Winter Crisis Appeal to help hundreds of destitute families, men and women approaching the charity’s Lifeline Service.

Published 30 October 2017

Letter to the Editor: Prison leavers need homes to help cut re-offending

News that a project supporting prisoners before they’re released, including offering housing advice, has cut re-offending emphasises the difference a home can make to us all.

Published 27 October 2017

East Lothian churches act on homelessness

East Lothian churches have supported a call to help homeless people in the county during a meeting in Musselburgh this week.

Published 26 October 2017

Volunteers sought to give Christmas lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh

National homelessness charity Crisis is calling for dedicated volunteers to help bring its temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

Published 25 October 2017