Homelessness



Clydebank label producer welcomes £8,900 fundraising effort

Staff at MCC Label based in Clydebank have delivered a bumper cash boost to help make homelessness a thing of the past.

Published 27 February 2019

Homelessness experts urge cross-government action as homelessness reductions stall

Homelessness experts have called on the UK Government and the Scottish Government to work together following evidence that reductions in homelessness across Scotland have stalled.

Published 25 February 2019

‘Rapid Rehousing’ plan to tackle homelessness across South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council has launched its Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan aimed at ending homelessness.

Published 22 February 2019

Pioneering Kingdom scheme helps homeless into employment

Kingdom Housing Association has launched a pioneering shortlisting scheme to guarantee that people who are homeless or have recently experienced homelessness will be considered for employment.

Published 21 February 2019

West of Scotland Housing Association raises thousands for charity

Generous staff at West of Scotland Housing Association (WSHA) have once again gone the extra mile to raise to raise £5,000 to benefit two charities – Cancer Research UK and Glasgow City Mission.

Published 21 February 2019

Eyes down to banish Brexit blues and raise money for Rock Trust

Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is adding to Edinburgh’s event scene with an outrageous 80s fuelled bingo fundraiser, the day before the UK is set to leave the EU.

Published 21 February 2019

Bethany Christian Trust launches fundraising campaign for Edinburgh night shelter

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has launched a new campaign to raise urgent funds for beds in their emergency night shelter in Edinburgh.

Published 20 February 2019

Fundraisers to Sleep Out and speak out against homelessness in Fife

Fundraisers across Fife are preparing to brave the cold for Bethany Christian Trust’s 50th Sleep Out event on March 8 to raise money in support of Scotland’s homeless.

Published 14 February 2019

South Lanarkshire agrees homelessness prevention plan

Helping people from becoming homeless and limiting the time spent in temporary accommodation is the focus of a new council plan.

Published 8 February 2019

Madeline Cross: We need to talk about renting… again

Madeline Cross, events and communications co-ordinator at youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust asks why it is so hard for young people to rent privately, and what needs to change.

Published 8 February 2019

West Dunbartonshire agrees Rapid Rehousing approach to homelessness

A new approach to ensure homeless people in West Dunbartonshire are fast-tracked to settled accommodation has been approved by councillors.

Published 7 February 2019

Phil Wray: Working together to tackle rough sleeping

In the first in a Scottish Government series of guest blogs, Phil Wray provides an insight into the progress Glasgow City Mission has made this winter, helping more people into settled accommodation.

Published 7 February 2019

Homelessness charities join new initiative which offers practical help for beggars in Glasgow

Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging.

Published 7 February 2019

Govan Law Centre to challenge gender discrimination in the homelessness system

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is looking to launch a women’s rights project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.

Published 6 February 2019

Consultation opens on increased rights for homeless people

The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals to increase the legal rights on people who are homeless in Scotland.

Published 1 February 2019