Homelessness



Mission accomplished for Glasgow City Mission fundraisers

Staff at legal firm Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow offices went on a festive mission to raise funds for a homeless charity.

Published 12 January 2017

Views sought on Dundee housing options and homelessness strategic plan

The Dundee Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Partnership is seeking your views on Not Just A Roof - A Housing Options and Homelessness Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

Published 11 January 2017

Blog: New Year, New Challenges

Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery believes it’s time to regroup, reflect and reorganise on tackling homelessness.

Published 11 January 2017

CEO sleep-out raises over £500,000 for Social Bite’s homeless village

A sponsored sleep-out by CEOs of businesses across Scotland has raised over £500,000 to build accommodation for the homeless.

Published 11 January 2017

Grants of £1.65m for projects which help homeless and vulnerable people

Organisations that work with homeless people and give housing support to vulnerable are to benefit from £1.65 million of Scottish Government grant funding.

Published 9 January 2017

Social Bite’s homeless village plan labelled ‘well-intentioned but ineffective’

Homelessness policy experts have criticised a charity’s plan to build Scotland’s first homeless village as well-intentioned but likely to be ineffective in helping rough sleepers.

Published 9 January 2017

Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn awarded MBE

The entrepreneur who set up the Social Bite sandwich chain which helps the homeless has received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Published 6 January 2017

Aberdeen Cyrenians takes the biscuit with massive donation

A homeless charity has not been left short of shortbread, as a famous Scottish brand delivered pallets of the stuff for those in need.

Published 5 January 2017

Figures reveal rise in children without a home at Christmas

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for urgent action on homelessness after the number of children who are homeless at Christmas was found to have increased by 16 per cent since 2013.

Published 4 January 2017

Crisis calls for protection for single homeless people from ‘unsuitable’ B&Bs

The national charity for homeless people Crisis expects to welcome more than 300 guests to a centre in Edinburgh on December 25 and 26 where up to 400 volunteers will help provide food, warmth, comfort and festive cheer at Crisis at Christmas.

Published 23 December 2016

£14,000 delivered to Aberdeen Cyrenians just when it’s needed the most

Christmas came early for Aberdeen Cyrenians when the homelessness charity took delivery of a bumper £14,000 donation raised by apprentices from Aberdeen Asset Management.

Published 23 December 2016

hub West Scotland helps provide winter jackets to Glasgow City Mission

Over 70 winter jackets have been donated to homeless men in and around Glasgow thanks to a Christmas Appeal launched by hub West Scotland.

Published 20 December 2016

Regulator’s research gives valuable insight into homelessness services

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published new research into the experiences of people who have used homelessness services.

Published 19 December 2016

CEOs camp out to help build village for homeless people

The CEOs of businesses across Scotland took to the streets last night to join a host of influential people sleeping out to raise money to build a homeless village in Edinburgh.

Published 16 December 2016

Dundee’s homeless offered free meals and haircuts

Volunteers, charities and businesses in Dundee have been offering their help to the city’s rough sleepers in the run up to Christmas.

Published 15 December 2016