Homelessness



Edinburgh community comes together to support local youth homelessness charity

Over 200 people will swap their beds for sleeping bags this November in aid of the UK's longest running sleep-out.

Published 25 October 2017

Plan to create starter packs service for homeless people in East Lothian

Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) has organised a meeting to establish a starter packs service for homeless people in East Lothian.

Published 20 October 2017

Almond staff join Rock Trust sleep-out to fund unique housing project

Eight members of Almond Housing Association’s housing management team are swapping their comfortable beds for sleeping bags next month to raise ​​money ​​and awareness ​​of ​​the ​​issues ​​of ​​youth ​​homelessness.

Published 19 October 2017

England: Councils buying homeless people one-way train tickets out of area

Councils in England are buying one-way train tickets for homeless people to move them out of their area, it has been reported.

Published 18 October 2017

Letter to editor: Homeless people deserve more

News that from next week (24 Oct), an emergency out-of-hours service for homeless people in Glasgow won’t open through the night on Tuesdays and Wednesdays should worry us all.

Published 18 October 2017

Glasgow night shelter to cut service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The provision of services for homeless people in Glasgow is to be further depleted after a night shelter announced it is to close on a Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Published 17 October 2017

Homelessness charity CEO welcomes council tax commitment to care leavers

The CEO of Glasgow homelessness charity Ypeople has welcomed Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to exempt care experienced young people from paying council tax.

Published 17 October 2017

Lorraine Kelly boosts Shelter Scotland fashion show with dress donation

TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has got Shelter Scotland’s Dundee fashion show off to a fantastic start by donating two of her own dresses for the event.

Published 17 October 2017

Aberdeenshire Council’s temporary accommodation bill tops £7m in six years

A north-east MSP has called on the Scottish Government to do more to help Aberdeenshire Council build more homes after new figures revealed that local authority has spent almost £7 million putting homeless people into temporary accommodation in the last six years.

Published 16 October 2017

Ireland: Citizens asked to play 'Pokémon Go' to help fight homelessness

An interactive platform that allows people to map their surroundings online is being used by a homelessness charity to locate vacant properties around Dublin and the rest of the country.

Published 12 October 2017

‘I Need Help’ button launched to provide instant online help for people facing homelessness

An online, mobile friendly ‘I Need Help’ button has been launched which aims to provide immediate help for people in crisis and facing homelessness in Scotland.

Published 11 October 2017

Blog: Think homelessness is just an urban issue? Think again.

Jessica Husbands takes Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign on a tour round rural Scotland.

Published 10 October 2017

Former church moderator takes up role with homelessness charity

Homelessness campaigner and former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Very Rev Dr Russell Barr is to join Scottish Churches Housing Action as its associate convener.

Published 9 October 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness in Scotland

Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 9 October 2017

England: 'Forgotten homeless' being denied access to housing

Thousands of people in England are "trapped in a cycle of homelessness" due to a lack of affordable and accessible housing, homelessness charity Crisis has said.

Published 6 October 2017