Homelessness



Nicola Sturgeon pledges £6.5m funding boost for Housing First

Vulnerable people with complex needs who need help to get into settled accommodation are to be supported by funding of up to £6.5 million, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 10 October 2018

‘Sanctuary Bond’ launched to house UK’s hidden homeless

A social investment scheme has launched a new loan stock offer designed to raise emergency funds to combat the UK’s escalating homelessness problem by providing emergency accommodation to those in urgent need.

Published 10 October 2018

Stop for Soup campaign launches at popular Edinburgh soup café

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has today launched its Stop for Soup campaign to mark World Homelessness Day at a popular Edinburgh café.

Published 10 October 2018

Call for homeless deaths to be recorded as ‘disgraceful’ figures reveal almost two die a week on Scotland’s streets

Senior figures working to tackle homelessness are calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently investigate the deaths of those who are homeless after new research revealed at least 94 men and women have died while homeless in Scotland in the last 12 months.

Published 9 October 2018

Scotland to play lead role in global drive to end homelessness

Scotland will play a leading role in a new global programme to end street homelessness by 2030 involving diverse countries around the world and ultimately including 150 cities, a conference will hear today.

Published 9 October 2018

Housing First delivers ‘whole new life’ for long term homeless in Glasgow

Fifty-four long term homeless people in Glasgow have been handed the keys to "a whole new life" thanks to a Housing First approach to addressing homelessness.

Published 8 October 2018

Rock Trust marks 25 years of Edinburgh Sleep Out event

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust has cause for further celebration in 2018.

Published 4 October 2018

Blog: Getting Unstuck: Making every door the right door

Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Glasgow Homelessness Network, blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018.

Published 4 October 2018

Midlothian Council to progress plans for new homeless accommodation

Midlothian Council has agreed to progress with plans to convert an office building in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith, into temporary accommodation for homeless households following the conclusion of a consultation with the local community.

Published 3 October 2018

Glasgow forms UK’s first Alliance to end homelessness

Glasgow has become the first city in the UK to form an Alliance to help tackle homelessness.

Published 2 October 2018

Blog: Demand for help with bad housing and homelessness higher than ever

Last year 21,290 people were helped by Shelter Scotland’s housing advice & support services. Adam Balfour explains that's why the charity needs help now more than ever.

Published 25 September 2018

Demand ‘higher than ever’ for help with bad housing and homelessness

More people than ever before have been helped with bad housing and homelessness issues with young adults and private renters still bearing the brunt of Scotland’s housing crisis, Shelter Scotland has revealed.

Published 20 September 2018

Review marks Dundee’s ‘good progress’ on Housing First approach to homelessness

Good progress is being made on a new approach to homelessness and housing options in Dundee, according to the first year review.

Published 20 September 2018

New report calls for ‘supported lodgings’ model for young homeless people

A ‘supported lodgings’ model must be introduced in Scotland to urgently address youth homelessness and reduce reliance on hostel and B&B accommodation, a new report has found.

Published 18 September 2018

Dumbarton homeless project praised in inspection report

Staff at a homeless project have been praised for helping residents recover from drug and alcohol addictions and get back on their feet.

Published 17 September 2018