Homelessness



New strategy continues South Lanarkshire Council’s commitment to new homes

South Lanarkshire Council has agreed its key housing strategy for the next five years, with one of the main priorities to deliver on the council’s commitment to build 1,000 new council homes.

Published 4 September 2017

Social Bite launches Live Aid-style sleep-out with mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland

Thousands of participants have been invited to the world’s largest ever sleep-out event in Edinburgh city centre with the aim of raising £4 million and catalyse a movement to eradicate homelessness in Scotland within five years.

Published 31 August 2017

Glasgow’s Annual Homelessness Conference 2017

3 October 2017 | Glasgow City Chambers

Published 31 August 2017

Lottery funding for homeless creative writing and drama group

An Edinburgh charity has received support from the Big Lottery Fund to run a series of creative writing and performance workshops for people in the city with experience of homelessness.

Published 30 August 2017

Sir Alex Ferguson gives team talk to Scotland’s Homeless World Cup teams

Scotland’s men’s and women’s squads have received words of encouragement from the most successful Scottish football manager in history ahead of the Homeless World Cup in Oslo.

Published 30 August 2017

Housing and homeless projects land share of £2.5m employment fund

Projects that help homeless people find and stay in work are some of the schemes that will share a £2.5 million fund from the Scottish Government.

Published 29 August 2017

Participants sought for Big Ibrox Sleep Outs

The Rangers Charity Foundation’s Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are to return this year to once again support projects which tackle homelessness in Glasgow.

Published 29 August 2017

Free sanitary products offered to homeless women in Glasgow

A Glasgow charity which provides practical support for people who are homeless is to offer free sanitary products to combat ‘period poverty’ among the city’s growing number of female rough sleepers.

Published 23 August 2017

Funding to prevent homelessness among hospital and prison leavers

Govan Law Centre has been given £100,000 from Bank of Scotland Foundation to launch a new initiative aimed at helping prevent homelessness.

Published 22 August 2017

Blog: Increasing homelessness: a perfect storm

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.

Published 18 August 2017

Councillors to discuss Dundee homelessness prevention strategy

A plan designed to help people in Dundee who are homeless and to prevent it happening in the first place is set to be discussed by councillors.

Published 17 August 2017

Shelter Scotland to combat homelessness within Forth Valley's Gypsy Traveller community

A new service is to offer support for members of the Gypsy Traveller community in the Forth Valley in an effort to relieve poverty and stop them becoming homeless.

Published 17 August 2017

Waitrose donates over £19,000 to homeless charity Bethany

Grocery store chain Waitrose has awarded over £19,000 to Edinburgh-based homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust in an effort to prevent and tackle homelessness across Edinburgh and Scotland’s East Coast.

Published 16 August 2017

Social Bite showcases prototype eco house during Edinburgh Festival

The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival.

Published 11 August 2017

Homelessness in Scotland predicted to rise by over 50% by 2041

The number of people experiencing the worst forms of homelessness is expected to rise by 50% on current levels over next 25 years, according to a new report by Crisis.

Published 10 August 2017