Homelessness



Kevin Stewart MSP: Breaking down barriers to end homelessness

As the Scottish Government launches a consultation on homelessness legislation, housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP issues a call for views from people with experience of homelessness, those working in local authorities and the wider homelessness and housing sector.

Published 28 March 2019

Blog: Val McDermid, Karyn McCluskey and Professor Alan Miller speak at Shelter Scotland’s Home Truths event

Debbie King looks back on Shelter Scotland’s #HomeTruths debate last month.

Published 28 March 2019

Homelessness Monitor report officially launched at Edinburgh summit

The third annual report of an independent study of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland was officially launched yesterday.

Published 27 March 2019

Bethany Sleep Out raises over £28k

Over 190 brave fundraisers took part in Bethany Christian Trust’s nationwide Big Sleep Out events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to raise support for homeless people in Scotland.

Published 26 March 2019

Studies to explore plans for Edinburgh’s homeless to share tenancies or rent rooms in PRS

Matching people who are living in bed and breakfast accommodation to share a tenancy or supporting them into renting a room in private homes are options to be explored by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 25 March 2019

Affordable housing finance scheme relaunches to help people at risk of homelessness

A Community Benefit Society working to end the housing crisis by providing affordable and emergency housing to people who need it most is launching the second round of its secure property-based financing arrangement.

Published 19 March 2019

Free training to highlight homelessness and abuse among LGBT young people

The LGBT Youth Commission on Housing and Homelessness is to offer free multi-agency training for 20 cross-sector professionals to raise awareness of LGBT young people’s experiences of homelessness and abuse.

Published 18 March 2019

Social Bite and Malala Yousafzai launch international Sleep Out campaign

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, is to work with Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn MBE on an international collaboration which aims to support thousands of homeless and displaced people around the world.

Published 14 March 2019

New figures take homeless death toll to 139 in 18 months

At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics.

Published 12 March 2019

Summit to launch the Homelessness Monitor Scotland 2019

Crisis Scotland is to host an event to explore the findings of the latest Homelessness Monitor for Scotland and their implications for strategic policy and practice across the country.

Published 12 March 2019

Key digital skills to be provided to people who are homeless

People experiencing homelessness in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills so they can access opportunities presented online – thanks to an initiative being launched by two of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.

Published 7 March 2019

Homeless people ‘have 18-month wait’ for permanent home in Edinburgh

People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown.

Published 5 March 2019

‘Significant’ change in public perceptions required to make progress on homelessness

Scotland’s membership organisation for homelessness today called for a ‘national conversation’ to address public perceptions of the causes and realities of homelessness.

Published 28 February 2019

Council and partners agree wide-ranging plan to tackle homelessness in Fife

A Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help meet the national ambition to "end homelessness together" has been launched in Fife.

Published 28 February 2019

Almond Valley MSP visits ground-breaking Cyrenians project

Homelessness charity Cyrenians hosted Almond Valley MSP Angela Constance at its West Lothian farm community this week.

Published 27 February 2019