Homelessness



Blog: Shelter Scotland STILL fighting, 50 years on

Following Shelter Scotland’s reception at the Scottish Parliament this week, Debbie King writes all about the event and explains why the charity is still fighting.

Published 14 September 2018

Blog: Turning the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group’s recommendations into reality

Housing minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the latest meeting of the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group.

Published 13 September 2018

Nationwide awards £50,000 to Scottish youth homelessness project

A pioneering project to prevent and resolve homelessness among young care leavers in Scotland has been awarded £50,000 funding to expand its reach.

Published 11 September 2018

Frightened Rabbit and Lulu join Sleep in the Park 2018 line-up

Sleep in the Park organisers Social Bite and Unique Events have unveiled more details of the event which hopes to see 12,000 people sleep-out in four cities around Scotland in December and raise £6 million.

Published 31 August 2018

West Highland Way Warriors prepare to put best foot forward for LandAid

A team of industry professionals are joining RICS Scotland next week as they walk 154km from Milngavie to Fort William along the world famous West Highland Way.

Published 31 August 2018

RICS joins Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park to help fight youth homelessness in Scotland

RICS, as part of its Pledge 150 campaign, has joined forces with Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park to help reduce homelessness among young people in Scotland.

Published 30 August 2018

New partnership to address urgent need for evidence based leadership in homelessness sector

Clore Social Leadership and the Centre for Homelessness Impact have announced details of a new partnership in response to the increasing crisis in housing and homelessness and the need for stronger, evidence based approach to leadership within the sector.

Published 29 August 2018

Cyrenians launches five year partnership with Essential Edinburgh

Edinburgh homelessness prevention charity Cyrenians has announced a five-year partnership with the city’s central business improvement district Essential Edinburgh.

Published 28 August 2018

hub South West’s charity golf event raises £14,171 for Shelter Scotland

Construction and infrastructure-focused partnership hub South West Scotland has raised £14,171 on behalf of Shelter Scotland as a result of its first, highly successful Summer Charity Golf Event held at East Kilbride Golf Club.

Published 27 August 2018

Charity shop staff go an extra 50 miles to mark 50 years of Shelter Scotland

Shop workers know all about being on their feet all day but half a dozen from charity Shelter Scotland are taking that to a whole new level.

Published 23 August 2018

Almost half of people made homeless due to rent arrears lived in private sector

Almost half of people made homeless in Scotland due to rent arrears in the last year lived in the private rented sector (PRS), new analysis has shown.

Published 20 August 2018

Councils’ temporary homeless accommodation spending tops £600m in five years

Local authorities in Scotland have paid out more than £600 million on housing homeless people in temporary accommodation such as B&Bs, hotels and hostels during the last five years, according to a new investigation.

Published 17 August 2018

Blog: Winter actions on rough sleeping

Housing minister Kevin Stewart responds to a summary report on the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group's 2017-18 Winter Initiative.

Published 17 August 2018

Public consultation on Dalkeith temporary accommodation plan

Midlothian Council is consulting with local residents on plans to convert offices in Jarnac Court in Dalkeith into temporary accommodation for homeless households.

Published 16 August 2018

England: Housing organisations call for 'bold plans' to tackle cause of homelessness

Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness.

Published 13 August 2018