Homelessness



Report outlines positive impact of Ypeople

The work of homelessness charity Ypeople has affected the lives of more than 4,000 people across the length and breadth of Scotland over the last year, a new impact report has revealed.

Published 28 May 2020

Charities benefit from increased Phoenix Group support

Life insurance and pension fund manager Phoenix Group is increasing its support to charities in Scotland by donating £20,000 to both Cyrenians and Social Bite, each of whom works with people who are in vulnerable situations and either on the edge of or already experiencing homelessness.

Published 27 May 2020

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020

Jane Devine: We can’t go back to how it was before

As part of yesterday’s Everyone Home joint plan to permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic, FourSquare chief executive Jane Devine said the sector needs to capitalise on the steps taken so far with giant leaps.

Published 22 May 2020

Adam McVey: How we can work together to support anyone facing homelessness

Adam McVey, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, outlines how people in the city can work together to support anyone facing homelessness.

Published 22 May 2020

19 charities call for triple-lock to end rough sleeping

Nineteen influential charity sector organisations working to end homelessness will present a joint plan to the Scottish Government today based around three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.

Published 21 May 2020

Everyone Home: Martin Gavin, Head of External Relations at Homeless Network Scotland

Today, Thursday 21 May, 19 organisations that care about homelessness in Scotland will present a plan to the Scottish Government setting out what they believe needs to be done to end rough sleeping and tackle homelessness in Scotland. Martin Gavin, Homeless Network Scotland’s Head of External Relations, looks at the proposals and the impact of getting it right.

Published 21 May 2020

Everyone Home: Grant Campbell, Director at Crisis in Scotland

This outbreak has shown how crucial it is to tackle homelessness.

Published 21 May 2020

Everyone Home: Charles Maasz, chief executive at Glasgow City Mission

People require homes, somewhere in which they feel secure and safe. It is not hard to grasp that not all accommodation is suitable to be called ‘home’.  

Published 21 May 2020

Everyone Home: Annika Joy, Project Director at Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

We tell it like it is as Glasgow Night Shelter; there isn’t enough accommodation for destitute asylum seekers and what there is, isn’t good enough.

Published 21 May 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Fiona McPhail on how Shelter Scotland’s legal team is fighting for homeless people during the COVID crisis

If anything positive can be taken from the coronavirus pandemic it is that, almost overnight, accommodation was found for large numbers of Scotland’s street-homeless population. As soon as the lockdown was announced charities and local authorities mobilised, hotel rooms were acquired and rough-sleepers were given safe and secure rooms in which to isolate.

Published 19 May 2020

Mental health 'still a priority' for Aberdeen Cyrenians

Aberdeen Cyrenians is reminding people to continue to prioritise their mental wellbeing as the coronavirus lockdown continues.  

Published 19 May 2020

Wheatley pledges additional 100 homes to Housing First

An extra 100 homes are to be provided by Wheatley Group to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.

Published 18 May 2020

Edinburgh tackles homelessness and empty homes with Private Sector Leasing scheme

Private landlords and other property owners left with empty homes in Edinburgh due to coronavirus are being encouraged to help local people and families in critical housing need through a new scheme which aims to provide a better alternative to other forms of temporary homeless accommodation.

Published 18 May 2020

Aberdeen Cyrenians launches digital connectivity campaign

Aberdeen Cyrenians is launching its own app and Let’s Get Digital campaign to help support and connect people who are affected by homelessness and isolation through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 18 May 2020