Homelessness



800 left to sleep rough on Glasgow's streets

Glasgow City Council received almost 5000 applications for homelessness assistance last year.

Published 21 May 2015

Edinburgh youngsters offered lessons in life skills to help reduce homelessness

An innovative pilot scheme has been launched to teach young people in Edinburgh the skills they need to stay off the streets and to find work.

Published 20 May 2015

Cameras fitted to bin lorries to prevent rough sleeper deaths

A waste management company is installing cameras to its vehicles in a bid to reduce the number of homeless people killed after sleeping rough in industrial-sized wheelie bins.

Published 19 May 2015

England: Social landlords welfare expect cuts to trigger new wave of homelessness

Further cuts to welfare funding by the UK government result in a surge in rent arrears, tenant evictions and homelessness, a new report has warned.

Published 19 May 2015

£5.5m homelessness accommodation centre opens in Aberdeen

A new £5.5 million homelessness accommodation centre and support facility has been officially opened in Aberdeen.

Published 18 May 2015

England: Supreme Court judgement to see councils revise homeless provision

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing.

Published 14 May 2015

Glasgow homelessness workers step up strike action

Homelessness case workers are stepping up their strike with a rally in Glasgow today.

Published 14 May 2015

Queens Cross celebrates housing support across generations

Queens Cross Housing Association held a celebration of housing support across generations at the Glasgow Science Centre this week.

Published 1 May 2015

England: Coalition’s housing record ‘breaches human rights’

The UK government has breached British citizens’ human rights by failing in its obligations to promote access to safe and affordable housing, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN).

Published 1 May 2015

Lady Provost marks major makeover for Edinburgh hostel

Edinburgh’s Lady Provost met with young tenants of the Four Square Stopover to celebrate the Grove Street hostel’s £60,000 makeover.

Published 30 April 2015

Wales: Housing manifesto launched for 2016 election

Twenty Welsh housing organisations have joined together under the Homes for All Cymru banner to launch their manifesto, ahead of the National Assembly for Wales 2016 election.

Published 28 April 2015

Signed Colin Stein shirt anonymously donated to Shelter Scotland

A Shelter Scotland charity shop in Clarkston is hoping to score with an auction of a signed Scotland shirt.

Published 28 April 2015

Glasgow complex offers new hope for homeless veterans

A £6.7 million housing complex has been helping veterans who struggle with civilian life since it opened in Glasgow in October last year.

Published 9 April 2015

Homeless people attend Glasgow hustings ahead of General Election

Homeless people are being urged to vote in next month's General Election after years of feeling under-represented by the political process.

Published 2 April 2015

Rise in children in temporary accommodation as homelessness applications fall

The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 31 March 2015