Homelessness



Cyrenians outreach project marks one year of helping homeless people

Homelessness charity Cyrenians is marking the one year anniversary of its Homeless Navigator Project.

Published 6 November 2018

Politicians tackle homelessness by showing support for Bethany social enterprise

Scottish politicians gathered at Holyrood this week to show support for Caring Christmas Trees (CCT), a unique social enterprise which has been running for 16 years and supports the work of homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 2 November 2018

Moves to record homeless deaths a step closer with NRS promise

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) could begin to record the number of homeless deaths across the country after it pledged to conduct a review of its policy and practice.

Published 1 November 2018

Perth & Kinross Council continues to build on Home First success

A groundbreaking Perth & Kinross Council programme to assist homeless households and avoid the use of temporary accommodation is going from strength to strength, councillors have been told.

Published 1 November 2018

Seventh year of Social Media Santa to deliver Christmas gifts to homeless children

Today marks the launch of the annual Social Media Santa campaign, giving people the chance to send a gift to a child who is homeless this Christmas.

Published 1 November 2018

Supporters endure freezing temperatures to raise over £20,000 at Rock Trust Sleep Out

One hundred supporters of homelessness charity the Rock Trust slept out in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square Gardens with nothing but cardboard and sleeping bags as temperatures dropped to 1˚C.

Published 29 October 2018

Street Soccer Scotland receives praise from football superstar Eric Cantona

Football legend and actor Eric Cantona provided his support and inspiration to socially disadvantaged adults and young people across Scotland as the VIP guest at a major fundraising event in Glasgow.

Published 25 October 2018

RICS leaders join sleep out to help end youth homelessness

RICS chief executive, Sean Tompkins, and incoming RICS president, Chris Brooke FRICS, will take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park as part of RICS’ Pledge 150 campaign.

Published 25 October 2018

Court of Session finds in favour of homeless petitioner for judicial review

Assuming a person is intentionally homeless because they were evicted for rent arrears is lawfully wrong, the Court of Session has ruled.

Published 23 October 2018

New partnership to provide underwear for homeless people

Scottish underwear brand Bawbags has partnered with homelessness charity Cyrenians to provide an often-overlooked necessity for people struggling with homelessness.

Published 23 October 2018

Impact of living in temporary accommodation laid bare in new report

Homelessness charity Crisis has called for a seven-day limit on the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland after new research revealed the detrimental impact it can have on the lives of homeless people.

Published 22 October 2018

Blog: How private renting can play a part in ending youth homelessness

Rock Trust property officer Tammy Reilly details a new Rent Deposit Scheme project which aims to help young people secure tenancies in the private sector.

Published 22 October 2018

Blog: Is the homeless sector up for it?

Following on from last week’s Annual Homelessness Conference, Glasgow Homeless Network’s Jim Barclay issues a challenge to the sector to work closer together to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 19 October 2018

Langstane staff prepare to sleep in the park

Staff from Langstane Housing Association’s social justice team, together with a like-minded colleague from WorkingRite, will join 12,000 other participants under the stars as part of Social Bite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’.

Published 17 October 2018