'Homeless hackathon' to be hosted in Glasgow
Scotland’s first-ever “homeless hackathon” will aim to find new solutions to homelessness
A MAJOR HACKATHON will take place will take place in Glasgow in April designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities after analysis by Heriot-Watt University predicted homelessness in Scotland will rise by more than 53% in the next 25 years.
Pictures: #GlasgowsShame signs appear across city in outcry against homelessness
Campaign continues after death of Glasgow man
SIGNS decrying homelessness as Glasgow’s shame have appeared across the city this morning as a campaign against rough-sleeping in the city continues to pick-up pace.
Signs have been photographed by Glaswegians at the city chambers, Glasgow green, near Charing Cross, on bridges across the Clyde and near Govan Hill in the south side as well as numerous other sites.
Petitioners demand universal accommodation for Glasgow homeless as anger grows over death
Campaigners have pledged they will continue to put pressure on Glasgow City Council after death of Matthew Bloomer in Glasgow
PETITIONERS have demanded that Glasgow City Council (GCC) “fulfil its duty” to provide accommodation to all homeless people after the death of Matthew Bloomer in Glasgow.
The 28 father of two, who had been homeless for four years after suffering mental illness and alcoholism, was found dead last week (Tuesday 22 March) in a shop doorway in Glasgow city centre.
Activists besiege city councils demanding housing reforms and an end to homelessness
GCC at the centre of national controversy on homelessness rise
ACTIVISTS have descended on two of Scotland’s largest local authorities demanding changes to deal with the country’s housing and homelessness crises.
Campaigners took action at the opening sessions of the new council administrations at Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Housing charities form league to tackle lack of "political leadership" over Scottish homelessness
Housing and anti-poverty groups call for “decisive action” on homelessness in an open letter to the Scottish Government
TWELVE SCOTTISH organisations including Shelter Scotland and the Church of Scotland have formed a league calling for “decisive action” on homelessness following the death of a homeless man in Glasgow.
Campaigner calls for help over threat of homelessness
Alison’s health limits available housing stock available for her
POLITICAL CAMPAIGNER and artist Alison Stell fears she will be made homeless come December due to her struggle to find an appropriate place to live.
Stell, who lives in North Ayrshire, contacted CommonSpace to share her story and concerns that the housing system is failing to respond to people like her in desperate need of support.
Study reveals less than half of single homeless people in Scotland find shelter
Study discloses that less than half of the single homeless people seeking help in Scotland are provided with a home
THE homelessness charity Crisis has published a report, Single Homelessness in Scotland , highlighting that just 47 per cent of single homeless people are granted a tenancy by their local authority, despite being extremely vulnerable and likely to have been previously homeless.
Glasgow homeless camp protest will fight council eviction
Over 20 homeless people and activists challenge council to provide permanent accommodation
A CAMP OF HOMELESS PROTESTERS will resist any attempt to shut down their Glasgow city centre protest against inequality and a lack of housing support.
Around twenty tents have built up in Glasgow's George Square since Sunday 20 March, with homeless people and protestors desperate to secure extra social services support.