And finally... sketchy

A man from West Sussex has raised almost £5,000 for homeless charity Turning Tides by drawing "rubbish" pictures of pets.  It began when Phil, who operates under the spoof alias "acclaimed artist Hercule Van Wolfwinkle", drew his pet dog while colouring with

Published 23 October 2020

Catherine Ashford: Telling a new and different story about homelessness

Catherine Ashford from the UK homelessness charity, Crisis, will be taking part in a panel discussion later today at the annual Scottish homelessness conference, Safe As Houses. A few years ago, Crisis commissioned The FrameWorks Institute to conduct in-depth research to understand attitudes towards homelessness in the UK. Catherine tells us more about the session today and the work carried out in recent years.

Published 22 October 2020

Sabir Zazai: Everyone Home Collective's second route map is a bold statement of intent to eradicate destitution in Scotland

The Everyone Home Collective launches its second route map, 'Scotland’s Ambition to End Destitution and Protect Human Rights' at Homeless Network Scotland’s ‘Safe As Houses’ conference this week. Sabir Zazai, chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, discusses the urgency and spirit of collaboration driving the project.

Published 21 October 2020

Conversion work begins to return Kingdom Housing Association’s former offices to residential use

Kingdom Housing Association has started work to convert its vacant office building at Natal Place in Cowdenbeath back to its original residential use.

Published 20 October 2020

Social Bite launches sweet new campaign to help end homelessness

Social Bite has today launched a brand-new food delivery service to help grow its social enterprise business and help more people affected by homelessness in Scotland.

Published 20 October 2020

Jon Sparkes: Ending homelessness across Scotland is possible but only by helping those seeking asylum in this country too

Addressing the issue of homelessness amongst migrant groups across Scotland is crucial for ending homelessness across the country, writes Jon Sparkes.

Published 19 October 2020

Safe as Houses homelessness conference starts on Tuesday – book a place to join

Safe as Houses is the title of Homeless Network Scotland’s annual conference for 2020. The online event will explore what is needed to build forward from the past eight months to make sure that homelessness services – and people directly affected – are not left carrying the can for a global health pandemic. Head of external relations, Martin Gavin, looks ahead to the event.

Published 15 October 2020

Homeless Action Scotland: The creation of youth homelessness

Youth homelessness is almost invisible to the public therefore only true radical change can bring it to an end for good, writes Homeless Action Scotland.

Published 15 October 2020

Good progress being made in Dundee's rapid rehousing process, report finds

Good progress is being made under the implementation of the Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan on homelessness in Dundee according to the first year review.

Published 13 October 2020

Holyrood warned of increased risk of homelessness due to lack of COVID-19 safety net

CIH Scotland has raised concerns about the increased risk of eviction and homelessness as the UK Government’s job retention scheme comes to a close at the end of October. 

Published 12 October 2020

Edinburgh opens new winter welcome centre for rough sleepers

A new welcome centre in Edinburgh has opened its doors for the winter season, providing warm food and sleeping facilities, immediate housing advice and wellbeing support to anyone facing rough sleeping.

Published 12 October 2020

Finish line for Aberdeen Cyrenians charity challenge

Local teams supporting north-east charity Aberdeen Cyrenians have reached the end of their 555-mile challenge to virtually tour Scottish premiership stadiums by the end of September.

Published 2 October 2020

Call for public inquiry into deaths at hotel used as homeless accommodation during lockdown

A police investigation has been launched into the deaths of eight people in a Glasgow hotel used to house people who were homeless during lockdown. 

Published 1 October 2020

Design at heart of well-being ethos of new advice and support centre for homeless people

The calm efficiency and first-class service that guests of a modern, boutique hotel might reasonably expect is to be provided in a brand-new multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Published 25 September 2020

East Renfrewshire Council moves to rapid rehousing approach to tackle homelessness

East Renfrewshire Council is set to review the approach taken in tackling homelessness in an attempt to adopt the Scottish Government's recommendation for a shift to a rapid rehousing approach.

Published 25 September 2020