Homelessness



Report uncovers Edinburgh’s 466 breaches of homeless B&B law

The City of Edinburgh Council breached housing legislation 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation for more than the seven-day legal limit, it has been revealed.

Published 26 November 2018

Bethany asks festive shoppers to purchase Care Shelter Christmas voucher

National homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is giving festive shoppers the opportunity to buy a bed for people who are homeless this winter by purchasing a Christmas Gift Voucher for its Edinburgh-based Winter Care Shelter.

Published 26 November 2018

Around 43,000 people became homeless in Scotland last year

A household lost their home every 18 minutes in Scotland last year and homelessness applications rose for the first time in nine years, a new report has found.

Published 22 November 2018

Homelessness charity campaign ‘has the potential to save lives’, says housing minister

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland and Streetwork launched a hypothermia awareness campaign yesterday with the help of housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP.

Published 22 November 2018

Moray agrees actions to end homelessness and rough sleeping

Actions to end homelessness and rough sleeping in Moray have been agreed.

Published 21 November 2018

Housing minister backs winter campaign to help homeless people ‘Stay Warm, Stay Safe’

A homelessness charity is asking the Scottish public to help its staff and volunteers save lives this winter, by looking out for the symptoms of hypothermia in rough sleepers and people on the street.

Published 21 November 2018

Angus Council agrees Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to improve outcomes for homeless households

Angus Council has approved a new plan which will ensure people who experience homelessness can access housing quickly and with the right level of support.

Published 20 November 2018

Major UK cities to follow success of Social Bite Village

The Social Bite Village in Granton is to provide a blueprint for helping to tackle homelessness in major cities across the UK.

Published 20 November 2018

DGHP staff to sleep out and raise awareness of homelessness

Staff from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) will join more than 12,000 people in December as part of Social Bite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’.

Published 15 November 2018

Perth homelessness charity grateful for local Sleep Out support

Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is holding its third annual Sleep Out in Perth this month to raise awareness of homelessness and raise much needed money for the charity.

Published 13 November 2018

Blog: Homelessness: a progress update

The Scottish Government’s Housing and Social Justice Homelessness Team provides an update on the progress it’s making with partners to prevent, tackle and end homelessness.

Published 9 November 2018

Far From Fixed: Shelter report reveals true scale of homelessness in Scotland

The complexities of the homelessness system across Scotland and the multiple issues that people who are homeless face have been outlined in a new report published today.

Published 8 November 2018

Blog: What do the homelessness statistics show us – and what don’t they?

Homelessness is back on the rise - with the number of children in temporary accommodation rising for the fourth year running, writes Shelter Scotland’s Jessica Husbands.

Published 8 November 2018

Homes for Scotland announces Social Bite charity partnership

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has announced its support of the work undertaken to end homelessness throughout the country through a new charity partnership with social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 8 November 2018

Bethany’s ethical Christmas tree project gives shoppers the chance to save a life

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is giving festive shoppers the opportunity to help save a life this winter by purchasing ethical Christmas trees.

Published 8 November 2018