Homelessness



Scottish councils spent £750m on temporary housing in last five years

Local authorities is Scotland have spent more than £750 million on temporary accommodation for homeless families in the last five years, according to new statistics.

Published 21 November 2016

Moves to prevent homelessness for people experiencing domestic abuse in Fife

Fife Housing Partnership has welcomed recommendations on how to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced homelessness as a result of domestic or sexual abuse.

Published 21 November 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Social Bite restaurant to support Scotland’s homeless

Oscar winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio visited a new restaurant in Edinburgh yesterday which was set up to provide food, training and employment opportunities for homeless people in Scotland.

Published 18 November 2016

Blog: Be a #SocialMediaSanta and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember

With only five Fridays left before the big day, Shelter Scotland national marketing & communications manager, Amanda Collins, turns her attention once again to Social Media Santa.

Published 18 November 2016

Salvation Army urges government to protect vital homelessness funding

The Salvation Army is calling on the Scottish Government to continue protecting homelessness services amid uncertainty over future Local Housing Allowance funding.

Published 17 November 2016

Top chefs team up in annual charity cook off to support homelessness

Some of the country’s top chefs will team up with Cyrenians and Edinburgh College to lay on a gastronomic spectacular and raise money for people excluded from family, home, work or community.

Published 17 November 2016

Shelter Scotland launches campaign to provide gifts for homeless children at Christmas

A social media campaign which offers people the chance to buy presents for homeless children at Christmas has been launched today for the fifth year running.

Published 17 November 2016

Bands voice support for Shelter Scotland with Christmas songbook

Broken Records, Ballboy, and Meursault are among the bands contributing original seasonal music to a Christmas songbook for homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

Published 15 November 2016

Fife homelessness charity appoints new chair at AGM

Homelessness charity Frontline Fife welcomed the Rt Hon. Tricia Marwick as its new patron at its 2016 AGM and Lawrie West as its new chair.

Published 14 November 2016

Homelessness charity issues plea for sleeping bags

Over 500 sleeping bags are being sought by a Scots homelessness charity as part of a wider appeal urging the general public to donate rucksacks and handbags full of essential items, such as food, clothes and toiletries.

Published 14 November 2016

Over £10,000 raised after Aberdeen Asset Management staff sleep rough

More than 30 staff from Aberdeen Asset Management who swapped their home comforts for a night exposed to the elements have helped young apprenticeship colleagues smash a £10,000 fundraising target.

Published 10 November 2016

Pop-up restaurant backs homelessness charity’s rucksack and handbag appeal

A Glasgow pop-up restaurant has asked its customers to turn up with the intention of deliberately leaving their coats behind to donate to a good cause.

Published 8 November 2016

100 fundraisers brave cold weather to support Scotland’s homeless youths

Scottish charity the Rock Trust saw 100 people leave their comfy beds and brave the cold on Friday for its annual Sleep Out at Edinburgh’s Festival Square.

Published 8 November 2016

Blog: Ready to celebrate?

With the festive season just around the corner, Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland highlights that over 5,000 children in Scotland will wake up homeless on Christmas morning.

Published 7 November 2016

Glasgow Homelessness Network set to benefit from share of £150k fund

Glasgow Homelessness Network is to receive a share of a new £150,000 fund to help homeless people - or those at risk of homelessness - to rent a home.

Published 7 November 2016