Homelessness



Glasgow City Council unveils action plan to improve its homeless service

Glasgow City Council has responded to criticism of the long waiting times taken to find homes for people who are homeless in the city with a new action plan to streamline processes.

Published 9 August 2018

Cyrenians and Scottish Natural Heritage celebrate three years of Green Learning

Homelessness charity Cyrenians is celebrating three years of its community garden Green Learning Project run.

Published 8 August 2018

New Inclusive Homelessness Service plans approved in Edinburgh

Recommendations to house a new Inclusive Homelessness Service on the site of the former Panmure St Ann’s school have been approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB).

Published 8 August 2018

Housing First fund takes ‘significant step’ with first wave of new support

Five projects that will aim to help hundreds of homeless people across five cities in Scotland off the streets and into a secure tenancy with support have been awarded the first wave of support from the Housing First Scotland Fund.

Published 7 August 2018

Lighthouse abseil event to raise much needed funds for homelessness projects across Scotland

Supporters of homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust will put themselves to the test next month by abseiling down Barns Ness Lighthouse in Dunbar to raise support for people who are homeless in Scotland.

Published 7 August 2018

Homelessness charity's choir helps Edinburgh man find a home and family off the streets

Kenyan-born Benson is a member of Lost and Found Choir, an Edinburgh-based men’s choir run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 7 August 2018

Blog: Damning new data shows the true extent and effect of homelessness affecting children in Scotland

Lisa Glass on Shelter Scotland’s new report which found that 38 children were made homeless every day in Scotland last year.

Published 31 July 2018

38 children made homeless every day in Scotland last year, report finds

The true scale of child homelessness in Scotland, the increased length of time spent in temporary accommodation limbo and the health impact of homelessness has been revealed in new analysis from Shelter Scotland.

Published 30 July 2018

Hundreds of asylum seekers face being made homeless

Around 300 refugees in Glasgow could be made homeless from today when a private company begins a programme of changing locks to emergency accommodation.

Published 30 July 2018

England: Heatwave ‘as dangerous as winter’ for rough sleepers, charity warns

With the heatwave and the high temperatures set to continue across the UK, a charity has warned that people sleeping rough on the street are at a high risk of life-threatening dehydration and serious sunstroke.

Published 27 July 2018

Building consultancy Trident takes to the road to tackle youth homelessness

It’s not quite 500 miles, but Trident Building Consultancy is walking 150 miles to help end youth homelessness.

Published 27 July 2018

Blog: Learning from others

Housing minister Kevin Stewart on his time spent in Liverpool and Manchester last week.

Published 26 July 2018

Charity to distribute portable mobile chargers to Edinburgh’s rough sleepers

Rough sleepers in Edinburgh are being handed portable mobile phone battery chargers to help ensure their phone is sufficiently powered up for what could be a lifesaving call to a support service.

Published 24 July 2018

Permission for homelessness petition for judicial review to proceed against Glasgow City Integration Joint Board

Lady Paton has granted permission for a petition to proceed for judicial review of a homelessness decision against the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board (GCIJB).

Published 20 July 2018

International comedy stars to help Shelter Scotland mark 50th anniversary

Shelter Scotland has unveiled an international line-up of comedians for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe fundraiser – which is part of a series of events and activities being held to mark the housing and homelessness charity’s 50th anniversary.

Published 20 July 2018