Scotland 2016 housing debate tackles housebuilding, homelessness and Right to Buy

BBC current affairs programme Scotland 2016 held a housing debate last night ahead of next week’s election for the Scottish Parliament.

Published 27 April 2016

Housing, energy efficiency and welfare feature high on SNP manifesto

The SNP has unveiled plans for 50,000 new affordable homes, a Warm Homes Bill to help tackle fuel poverty and a social security system based on dignity and respect should it win the upcoming Holyrood election.

Published 21 April 2016

Homeless World Cup to transform George Square

Glasgow’s George Square is to be transformed into a stunning arena with three football pitches and seating for 3,500 spectators when it plays host to the Homeless World Cup later this year.

Published 20 April 2016

Govan Law Centre secures homes for 198 rough sleepers

Legal interventions by Govan Law Centre (GLC) have secured homes for 198 rough sleepers at the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter.

Published 20 April 2016

Blog: Unanimous support for a new homelessness strategy secured at Scotland’s Housing Hustings

By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland

Published 15 April 2016

Council blames homelessness legislation for temporary accommodation growth

A proposal to increase the number of properties used to provide temporary accommodation has been approved by East Lothian Council.

Published 14 April 2016

RGU students aim for top marks in Shelter Scotland challenge

A group of first year students from Robert Gordon University are hoping to score top marks by raising money and awareness for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

Published 11 April 2016

Homelessness figures show fall in assistance applications

New Scottish Government figures show local authorities received 7,600 applications for homelessness assistance during October-December 2015, around 5 per cent lower than in the same period in 2014.

Published 5 April 2016

‘Sleep Rough Night’ to be held to help Glasgow’s homeless

The Marie Trust, the charity that provides crisis intervention for people sleeping rough in Glasgow, has announced it will hold its first ‘sleep rough for one night so other people don’t have to’.

Published 30 March 2016

Blog: Five steps to tackling homelessness in Scotland

Crisis Scotland policy manager, Beth Reid, on the charity’s Manifesto to End Homelessness which it launched yesterday.

Published 22 March 2016

Crisis urges parties to back Manifesto to End Homelessness

National homelessness charity Crisis is today launching a series of recommendations for the next Scottish Government to follow in its continued fight against homelessness.

Published 21 March 2016

National Health and Homelessness event to be held in Edinburgh

A national Health and Homelessness event is being held in Edinburgh today and tomorrow hosted by NHS Health Scotland at the Grassmarket Community Project.

Published 15 March 2016

Women ‘forced to choose’ between homelessness and domestic abuse, say campaigners

Women and children experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland are routinely being made homeless by the services that are meant to help them, according to Scottish Women’s Aid.

Published 9 March 2016

Scotland’s homelessness services ‘under threat’ due to council budget cuts

A perfect storm of cuts to local authority budgets and changes to the way temporary accommodation is funded threatens to undermine much of the progress Scotland has made on homelessness over the past decade, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 8 March 2016