Homelessness



Aoife Deery: Why local connection and intentionality homelessness tests need to change

Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer, Aoife Deery, discusses the Scottish Government’s consultation on its plans to change the rules around local connection and intentionality with regards to homelessness.

Published 26 April 2019

End Youth Homelessness launches second campaign phase

The national movement of local charities which placed sculpture exhibitions in UK train station to raise awareness of youth homelessness has recently launched phase two of the campaign.

Published 26 April 2019

Housing First Scotland: Sizing it Up

Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Homeless Network, provides the first of four blogs in the lead up to Scotland’s major Housing First conference on 22 May 2019.

Published 25 April 2019

New study to explore homelessness prevention in Perth & Kinross

Perth & Kinross Council has commissioned a five-month inquiry to establish the factors that lead to people sleeping rough.

Published 25 April 2019

Public health expert to speak at Housing First event

The link between housing and health will be underlined by leading academic and former chief medical officer for Scotland, Prof. Sir Harry Burns, who has been confirmed as a new speaker at ‘Ramping Up’, the Housing First Scotland Conference, on 22 May in Edinburgh.

Published 18 April 2019

Barratt East chooses Rock Trust as charity of the year

An Edinburgh-based youth homelessness prevention organisation has been chosen by Barratt East as its charity partner of the year as it sets out its corporate social responsibility programme for 2019.

Published 16 April 2019

Simon Community Scotland to amalgamate with Streetwork

Two of Scotland's leading homeless charities have amalgamated to become one unified organisation.

Published 11 April 2019

Train stations to exhibit sculptures to raise awareness of hidden youth homelessness

A UK-wide movement of local charities has collaborated with acclaimed artist and sculptor David Oliveira to place “invisible” wire sculptures of young people in major train stations and shopping centres around the UK.

Published 11 April 2019

Glasgow HIV outbreak result of ‘perfect storm’ of homelessness and cocaine injecting

Homelessness and a rise in cocaine injecting have been linked to a 10-fold increase in HIV infection among drug users in Glasgow, according to new research.

Published 10 April 2019

Prevention work brings Edinburgh’s homelessness figures down by a fifth

Prevention work by the City of Edinburgh Council has led to a significant reduction in the number of homeless presentations over the last five years.

Published 10 April 2019

Ireland: Postal service launches new address point for homeless people

A free personal postal address and letter collection service for people who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation has been launched in the Republic of Ireland.

Published 8 April 2019

Rock Trust shares £30,000 donation from Gillespie Macandrew

Three Scottish charities supporting vulnerable young people across the country are to share a donation of £30,000 from law firm Gillespie Macandrew.

Published 8 April 2019

Housing First gathers pace with ambitious three-year plan

Scotland could be free from the most visible and acute forms of homelessness within three years as the Scottish Government-backed Housing First Pathfinder programme officially ramps up in five cities: Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.

Published 2 April 2019

Inverclyde deposit guarantee scheme to help homeless secure PRS homes

Inverclyde Council has launched a new scheme to guarantee the deposit on a privately rented property for homeless people, people at risk of becoming homeless and people on low incomes.

Published 28 March 2019

Government issues homelessness consultation reminder

The Scottish Government is still inviting responses to its homelessness legislation consultation.

Published 28 March 2019