Turning Point Scotland



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

Charities unite to deliver 350 meals a day to homeless people in Glasgow

More than 350 meals are being delivered individually to homeless people in Glasgow every day in what is believed to be the city’s largest co-ordinated mobilisation of food parcels by local charities and community groups.

Published 6 April 2020

Contactless donation scheme launched for Glasgow street beggars

Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with third sector organisations, businesses, Glasgow City Council and the city's Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to launch a new alternative giving scheme for people involved in street begging.

Published 4 March 2020

Family of homeless man who died in charity accommodation fail in damages claim

The family of a homeless man who died hours after being offered accommodation by a charity have had an action for damages against the support provider dismissed.

Published 20 May 2019

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

New city centre hub to help Glasgow’s homeless

A new hub is being created in Glasgow city centre to help homeless people access a number of services in the same location.

Published 29 June 2018

Go Big and Go Home: Conference to hear of Scotland’s Housing First expansion

Scotland is in the spotlight today as nearly 250 people gather at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference.

Published 26 June 2018

New CIH guide makes case for exploring Housing First approach to tackling homelessness

A new publication from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) explores the concept of Housing First and the principles behind it and looks at how it is being put into practice across the UK and Ireland as a one of a range of approaches to tackling homelessness.

Published 21 November 2017

Glasgow City Mission to buy homes for city’s homeless in ‘radical’ new project

Homelessness charity Glasgow City Mission is taking “radical” steps to address the growing problem of rough sleeping in the city by purchasing homes to get people off the streets.

Published 4 September 2017

Housing pilot changing lives of homeless people in Renfrewshire

A pilot project has been hailed a success for helping homeless people to turn their lives around and find homes that meets their needs.

Published 2 July 2015