New research uncovers dehumanising effects of defensive architecture

Homeless people are increasingly being forced out of public spaces by hostile measures such as spikes, curved or segregated benches and deliberate noise pollution, a study has revealed.

Published 13 December 2016

Festive vet appeal aids homeless pet owners

Veterinary students and staff at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have launched a festive initiative to help vulnerable people and their animals this Christmas.

Published 13 December 2016

Rangers fans raise £52k for homeless after Ibrox sleep outs

Charitable Rangers fans have raised more than £52,000 following a series of sleep-outs to try combat homelessness.

Published 12 December 2016

CMS helps challenge social inequality in Scotland with £1000 charity donation

Window, door and curtain walling designer, manufacturer and installer CMS Window Systems has made a generous donation to a long-established Scottish charity which works tirelessly to combat social inequality.

Published 12 December 2016

Law firm donates share of partner profits to homeless charity

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has made charitable awards worth a collective £28,000 to two Scottish charities which work with children and young people.

Published 9 December 2016

MacRoberts MP braves the cold for Social Bite’s CEO Sleepout

Armed with only a sleeping bag each, John MacMillan, MacRoberts managing partner and Laura Wilson, the firm’s marketing director will brave a cold December night to help raise vital funds for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people.

Published 8 December 2016

Councils’ homelessness efforts ‘under threat’ from funding cuts

Scotland local authorities have warned that severe cuts to local government will threaten to undo the great efforts councils have made to tackle homelessness.

Published 7 December 2016

Shelter Scotland takes homelessness campaign to Holyrood

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish Government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness after new data revealed a rise in people needing assistance.

Published 7 December 2016

Hibs to open Easter Road to homeless people on Christmas Day

Hibernian Football Club is opening its doors to people from across the Leith and North Edinburgh communities on Christmas Day who might not otherwise enjoy much of the festive cheer many take for granted.

Published 6 December 2016

Dundee hails reduction in rough sleeping numbers

Dundee City Council’s housing convener has attributed the continuing decline in rough sleeping numbers to the city’s prevention approach to homelessness.

Published 5 December 2016

Govan Law Centre celebrates funding for Private Rented Tenants Project

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the news that the Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in Communities Programme is providing a grant over three years to establish its Private Rented Tenants Project.

Published 1 December 2016

Glasgow homeless shelter opens as demand soars

A homeless shelter in Glasgow opens its doors today for what is expected to be it busiest ever year this Christmas.

Published 1 December 2016

Regulator sets out the focus for its annual risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the areas of risk it will focus on in its annual risk assessment.

Published 29 November 2016

Shelter appoints Graeme Brown as interim chief executive

Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, has been appointed Shelter’s interim chief executive by the Board of trustees following the announcement that Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive at the end of the year.

Published 25 November 2016

Social Bite team to build Scotland's first homeless village

The team behind Social Bite is working with EDI Group, City of Edinburgh Council and other homelessness charities on Scotland's first homeless village.

Published 24 November 2016