Homelessness



Knitting Queen brings community together to help homeless

A charity shop volunteer from Prestwick who knitted almost 700 blankets to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people is urging local people to get involved with a community knitting project.

Published 4 December 2015

England: Bagpipes used to deter homeless people from sleeping at bus station

An English local authority has come under fire for blaring bagpipe music during the night in a bid to deter homeless people from sleeping rough at a railway and bus station.

Published 3 December 2015

Christmas Carols for homelessness charity Crisis

National homelessness charity Crisis will be holding its annual carol service in Edinburgh on Tuesday 8 December at Canongate Kirk.

Published 3 December 2015

Greens call for empty homes to be used to aid homelessness

Patrick Harvie, MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, has called on the Scottish Government and local authorities to use all their powers to ease Scotland's housing and homelessness crises by putting empty properties back in use.

Published 2 December 2015

Gok Wan joins ‘Slippers for Shelter’ campaign

Celebrity Gok Wan has called on members of the public to ‘get yer baffies oot’ in a bid to raise money for Shelter Scotland to help homeless and badly housed children and their families.

Published 30 November 2015

Preventative approach to homelessness bears fruit in Dundee

The number of homeless people in Dundee has fallen by almost half in the past six years, thanks to a massive drive to keep people in their own homes.

Published 26 November 2015

Wear your slippers to work to help homeless children this Christmas

Shelter is calling on the British public to take part a slippers campaign in an effort to help the 100,000 children in Britain who will wake up homeless this Christmas.

Published 25 November 2015

Homeless campaigner sleeping rough around UK

A Scottish homeless campaigner who is sleeping rough  on the streets of major UK cities for a month to raise money for charity is returning to the north-east for the final leg of his tour.

Published 17 November 2015

George Clooney backs Edinburgh homeless charity

Hollywood icon and humanitarian George Clooney arrived in Scotland today and visited a social enterprise sandwich shop that trains, employs and feeds local homeless people.

Published 13 November 2015

Almost 5,000 Scots children will be homeless this Christmas

More than 100,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas Day with almost 5,000 of them in Scotland, housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has warned today.

Published 2 November 2015

Volunteers needed to give Christmas lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh

From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

Published 30 October 2015

Homelessness campaigner unveiled as Church of Scotland moderator

The Church of Scotland has named the founder of a homeless charity as the next Moderator of the General Assembly.

Published 29 October 2015

Blog: Help spread some festive cheer

Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland on this year’s Social Media Santa campaign

Published 27 October 2015

Homeless charity welcomes housing announcement ahead of Sleep Out

The Rock Trust has hailed the Scottish Government’s plans to invest an additional £55 million into affordable housing as a “step in the right direction”.

Published 21 October 2015

Mystery as over £5,000 worth of new designer clothes donated to charity shop

An Aberdeen charity shop has joined the ranks of high-fashion retailers in the city after a generous mystery donor handed over designer clothes worth thousands of pounds.

Published 20 October 2015