Volunteers needed to give Christmas lifeline to homeless people in Edinburgh

From hairdressers to caterers, performers to podiatrists, dedicated volunteers are needed to help bring Crisis’ temporary centre in Edinburgh for homeless people to life this Christmas.

Published 30 October 2015

Homelessness campaigner unveiled as Church of Scotland moderator

The Church of Scotland has named the founder of a homeless charity as the next Moderator of the General Assembly.

Published 29 October 2015

Blog: Help spread some festive cheer

Amanda Collins from Shelter Scotland on this year’s Social Media Santa campaign

Published 27 October 2015

Homeless charity welcomes housing announcement ahead of Sleep Out

The Rock Trust has hailed the Scottish Government’s plans to invest an additional £55 million into affordable housing as a “step in the right direction”.

Published 21 October 2015

Mystery as over £5,000 worth of new designer clothes donated to charity shop

An Aberdeen charity shop has joined the ranks of high-fashion retailers in the city after a generous mystery donor handed over designer clothes worth thousands of pounds.

Published 20 October 2015

Supported accommodation project proving a real success

A unique West Dunbartonshire homeless project has supported more than 100 people since it was opened less than two years ago.

Published 15 October 2015

Forth Housing Association staff walk on fire for homeless charity

Staff from Forth Housing Association took part in a charity firewalk by walking barefoot across a bed of burning coals (600-800 degrees fahrenheit) and managed to raise over a £1000 in the process.

Published 12 October 2015

Social Bite launches loyalty card to benefit homeless people

Not-for-profit sandwich shop chain Social Bite has launched what is thought to be the first “selfless” loyalty card which will see homeless people given free food.

Published 2 October 2015

Homelessness down but children in temporary accommodation up 15 per cent

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 626 in a year, official figures have shown.

Published 30 September 2015

England: Five per cent jump in homelessness ‘extremely worrying’

The number of households accepted as homeless across England has increased by five per cent, according to official figures.

Published 24 September 2015

‘Excellent’ rating for Dunedin Canmore hostel for homeless people

A hostel for homeless people in Edinburgh has been given the highest grading of Excellent following a recent unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate.

Published 24 September 2015

Social Bite expands into Aberdeen

A charitable Scottish sandwich business which employs people who were previously homeless has opened its fifth shop in the country.

Published 24 September 2015

Immigration Bill will increase homelessness, warns Scottish Government

Social justice secretary Alex Neil has condemned the UK government’s Immigration Bill which he said will increase levels of homelessness and discriminate against migrants rather than reduce immigration.

Published 18 September 2015

Rock Trust launches fundraising Sleep Out event

Hundreds of people from across central Scotland will spend the night together outdoors to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Published 16 September 2015