By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland
Published 15 April 2016
A proposal to increase the number of properties used to provide temporary accommodation has been approved by East Lothian Council.
Published 14 April 2016
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
Published 7 April 2016
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
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
Crisis Scotland policy manager, Beth Reid, on the charity’s Manifesto to End Homelessness which it launched yesterday.
Published 22 March 2016
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
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 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
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
A project that focuses on preventing homelessness has been awarded an additional £150,000, housing minister Margaret Burgess has announced.
Published 8 March 2016
An interactive mobile phone and tablet app-based art exhibition gave its visitors an emotional and unique insight into the mind of individuals affected by homelessness when it opened in Dundee earlier this week.
Published 3 March 2016
Homeless people in their fifties have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes who are decades older, according to a new study.
Published 29 February 2016
Young homeless people in Scotland are being left in temporary accommodation for up to two years while they wait for a settled home and the situation is likely to get worse, according to Homeless Action Scotland.
Published 19 February 2016