Scotland’s homelessness services ‘under threat’ due to council budget cuts

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

Housing Options Hubs awarded homelessness prevention funding

A project that focuses on preventing homelessness has been awarded an additional £150,000, housing minister Margaret Burgess has announced.

Published 8 March 2016

People affected by homelessness take leap of faith with Dundee digital art exhibition

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

Homelessness leads to ‘dramatically accelerated ageing’, finds study

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

Homeless youths caught in temporary accommodation ‘limbo’ for up to two years

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

Glasgow to host 2016 Homeless World Cup

The 2016 Homeless World Cup is to be held in Glasgow, it was announced yesterday.

Published 16 February 2016

Housing benefit changes could force Scottish Women’s Aid refuges to close

Women’s refuges in Scotland could face closure because planned changes to housing benefit would leave them with shortfalls of tens of thousands of pounds a year, Scottish Women’s Aid has warned.

Published 2 February 2016

Blog: The unintended consequences of Right to Rent

By Sarah Macfadyen, policy manager at Crisis

Published 2 February 2016

Oil crisis drives rise in demand at Aberdeen homeless charity

Demand for services at a homeless charity in Aberdeen has doubled over the past year due to the oil industry crisis.

Published 22 January 2016

Increase in homelessness among young care leavers in the Western Isles

An inspection of services for children and young people in the Western Isles has identified an increase in care leavers becoming homeless due to “limited collaboration” between the authorities.

Published 20 January 2016

Refugee group widens remit to aid Dundee’s homeless

A refugee support group in Dundee has transformed itself into a charity that supports people suffering from homelessness.

Published 15 January 2016

Homeless assessments fall but children in temporary accommodation numbers rise

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 January 2016

Cancer patients at risk of homelessness due to benefits cuts

Cancer patients could be at risk of losing their homes if proposed government cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) go ahead, according to new research.

Published 11 January 2016

Muslim community raises over £5,000 for Aberdeen’s homeless

A Muslim community group in Aberdeen helped soften the blow of the freezing temperatures over the festive period by funding 1,000 meals which were handed out to the city’s homeless.

Published 8 January 2016

Charity to extend successful ‘spare room for homeless’ scheme in Scotland

An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow.

Published 6 January 2016