Homelessness



Cyrenians thresh their way to better food

Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Cyrenians hosted a number of local growers at its threshing event at Midlothian Community Hospital Gardens yesterday.

Published 17 October 2018

Glasgow Libraries recognised for innovative work tackling homelessness and debt

Glasgow Libraries has been recognised with a prestigious Libraries Change Lives Award for its inspirational work supporting people experiencing homelessness in Glasgow.

Published 16 October 2018

Thousands of people leaving prison have nowhere to live

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for throughcare support to be expanded after it was revealed that thousands of people leaving prison have nowhere to live and are having to register with councils as homeless.

Published 15 October 2018

Homeless veterans charity appoints new CEO

Housing charity Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR) has appointed Martin Nadin OBE as its new chief executive officer.

Published 12 October 2018

Ian Rankin backs initiative to provide books to Edinburgh’s rough sleepers

Scottish novelist Ian Rankin will today be joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in supporting a scheme that sees books being distributed to people who are rough sleeping in Edinburgh.

Published 11 October 2018

Nicola Sturgeon pledges £6.5m funding boost for Housing First

Vulnerable people with complex needs who need help to get into settled accommodation are to be supported by funding of up to £6.5 million, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 10 October 2018

‘Sanctuary Bond’ launched to house UK’s hidden homeless

A social investment scheme has launched a new loan stock offer designed to raise emergency funds to combat the UK’s escalating homelessness problem by providing emergency accommodation to those in urgent need.

Published 10 October 2018

Stop for Soup campaign launches at popular Edinburgh soup café

Homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has today launched its Stop for Soup campaign to mark World Homelessness Day at a popular Edinburgh café.

Published 10 October 2018

Call for homeless deaths to be recorded as ‘disgraceful’ figures reveal almost two die a week on Scotland’s streets

Senior figures working to tackle homelessness are calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently investigate the deaths of those who are homeless after new research revealed at least 94 men and women have died while homeless in Scotland in the last 12 months.

Published 9 October 2018

Scotland to play lead role in global drive to end homelessness

Scotland will play a leading role in a new global programme to end street homelessness by 2030 involving diverse countries around the world and ultimately including 150 cities, a conference will hear today.

Published 9 October 2018

Housing First delivers ‘whole new life’ for long term homeless in Glasgow

Fifty-four long term homeless people in Glasgow have been handed the keys to "a whole new life" thanks to a Housing First approach to addressing homelessness.

Published 8 October 2018

Rock Trust marks 25 years of Edinburgh Sleep Out event

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust has cause for further celebration in 2018.

Published 4 October 2018

Blog: Getting Unstuck: Making every door the right door

Claire Frew, policy & impact manager at the Glasgow Homelessness Network, blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018.

Published 4 October 2018

Midlothian Council to progress plans for new homeless accommodation

Midlothian Council has agreed to progress with plans to convert an office building in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith, into temporary accommodation for homeless households following the conclusion of a consultation with the local community.

Published 3 October 2018

Glasgow forms UK’s first Alliance to end homelessness

Glasgow has become the first city in the UK to form an Alliance to help tackle homelessness.

Published 2 October 2018