WATCH: Homelessness On The Rise - How Do we Eradicate it?
The number of homeless people in Scotland is on the rise – figures from Shelter Scotland show homeless applications rose in 2017, the first increase in 9 years.
The Scottish Government published its ending homelessness & rough sleeping action plan on 27 November. The plan aims to “achieve a fundamental shift to rapid rehousing”, yet campaigners argue more should be done to address the issue now.
"Truly appalling": MSP condemns funding withdrawal at hostel for vulnerable women
The Scottish Christian Alliance will be withdrawing funding from Gilven House in Glenrothes due to financial pressures
SNP MSP JENNY GILRUTH has described the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of funding for a Glenrothes shelter for vulnerable women as “truly appalling” and has called for clarity about how such a decision was arrived at.
Careers website slammed after fake 'found a job' homelessness campaign
London-based job site heavily criticised for offensive marketing strategy
A CAREERS service has come under fire after making mock-up homeless beds with signs reading "found a job" above a link to its website.
City Calling, a London-based job website, laid blankets around streets in the capital and placed dog bowls and shoes around them to create the illusion that homeless people lived there.
The stunt was thought to be part of a visual marketing strategy.