Homelessness



#HousingFirstScot: Wellbeing, Health & Housing First

Martin Gavin, Head of External Relations at The Homeless Network makes the connection between health and homelessness.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Wrap around support as long as it’s required – health and housing together

The Salvation Army are a key provider of Housing First in Scotland and update on the wrap around support they provide.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Top Tips from Dundee: Jobs, journeys and joint ventures

Bryan Smith is Operations Manager at Transform Community Development, Dundee, and a member of the consortium delivering Housing First in the city. Here he highlights some of the learning from the past 12 months.

Published 17 May 2019

#HousingFirstScot: Keeping Track

Doug Gibson, Programme Manager for Housing First Scotland Pathfinder on the latest figures.

Published 17 May 2019

Gowrie Care secures more than £300k funding for Edinburgh resource hub

The future of Gowrie Care’s resource hub in Edinburgh has been secured for the next three years after being awarded funding from the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB).

Published 15 May 2019

Scottish Churches Housing Action celebrates year of Starter Packs East Lothian partnership

A partnership formed to provide starter packs to people moving into a new tenancy in East Lothian is celebrating its first year.

Published 14 May 2019

Housing minister announced as keynote speaker at first A Way Home Scotland Coalition Conference

A Way Home Scotland, the national coalition committed to ending youth homelessness in Scotland in ten years, is holding a new conference alongside leading youth homelessness charity the Rock Trust.

Published 10 May 2019

Social Bite to take Sleep in the Park concept worldwide

A global sleep out event has been established by Social Bite’s co-founder Josh Littlejohn to raise money and awareness about homelessness.

Published 10 May 2019

Glasgow to reduce emergency and supported accommodation as part of £2.6m savings plan

Almost 100 emergency and supported housing beds could be lost across Glasgow after plans were unveiled to cut homelessness services in the city by £2.6 million.

Published 9 May 2019

A Relay not a Sprint – Ramping up Housing First

Martin Gavin, head of external relations at the Homeless Network, provides the third of four blogs in the lead up to Scotland’s Housing First Conference on 22 May 2019. 

Published 9 May 2019

Graeme Brown: 20 years of housing and homelessness in the Scottish Parliament

Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown reviews progress on housing and homelessness since 1999.

Published 8 May 2019

Homelessness reduced in West Dunbartonshire following council initiative

Homelessness in West Dunbartonshire has declined by nine per cent since the introduction of a new initiative designed to help tackle the issue.

Published 3 May 2019

Tuning Up Housing First: Scotland’s Top 100

Doug Gibson, Business & Innovation Manager at the Homeless Network, provides the second of four blogs in the lead up to Scotland’s major Housing First conference on 22 May 2019.

Published 2 May 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network to study homelessness prevention among north and islands RSL’s

A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland.

Published 1 May 2019

Shelter Scotland calls for end to local connection and intentionality homelessness tests

Plans by the Scottish Government to remove barriers for people needing to access homelessness services are welcome but don’t go far enough, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 29 April 2019