Homelessness



Less than half of single homeless people in Scotland find a home, research finds

Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis.

Published 30 July 2015

Homeless hostel plan for former Glasgow pub

A Glasgow pub once owned by Celtic legend Billy McNeill could be turned into a homeless hostel.

Published 29 July 2015

Tackling homelessness early is cost-effective, research finds

Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study.

Published 28 July 2015

Housing benefit cut ‘could make 1,000 young Scots homeless’

As many as 1,000 young Scots will be forced into homelessness as a result of the “catastrophic” impact Tory welfare cuts could have on our most vulnerable 18 to 21-year-olds, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 27 July 2015

Overcrowding Statutory Notices ‘could increase risk of homelessness’

Homelessness levels in Scotland could rise as part of a Scottish Government drive to crack down on overcrowded houses, charities and housing chiefs have warned.

Published 24 July 2015

Blog: Looking beyond falling numbers

Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.

Published 24 July 2015

Strike agreement reached between council and Glasgow homelessness staff

Homeless caseworkers in Glasgow have accepted an offer from the city council after almost four months of strike action.

Published 22 July 2015

Blog: Housing: a price worth paying

By Paul Bradley at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 July 2015

Views needed for Youth Homelessness Survey

There’s still time for workers and organisations involved with homeless young people to fill out Homeless Action Scotland’s annual survey.

Published 20 July 2015

‘Amazing’ Grace cycles 500 miles to help homeless

A 14-year-old girl is cycling over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015

Aberdeen homeless service saved after donations appeal

A vital service provided by Aberdeen Cyrenians has received a much-needed funding boost, allowing the charity to extend its service provision.

Published 16 July 2015

Blog: Scottish Homelessness Statistics: Assembling the puzzle

By Emma Dore at Shelter Scotland

Published 3 July 2015

Housing pilot changing lives of homeless people in Renfrewshire

A pilot project has been hailed a success for helping homeless people to turn their lives around and find homes that meets their needs.

Published 2 July 2015

Help for young offenders to prevent homelessness and reoffending

A new programme aimed at preventing homelessness and reoffending by newly released young offenders was launched in Scotland on Wednesday.

Published 1 July 2015

Prevention approach to homelessness sees applications fall by four per cent

A national approach to homelessness prevention has been praised for contributing towards a sixth consecutive annual fall in the number of people who are homeless.

Published 30 June 2015