Crisis in Scotland

We provide direct support for homeless people and influence policy to help end homelessness in Scotland.

Together we will end homelessness in Scotland

In Scotland we provide education, training and support for homeless people from our Edinburgh centre.

We campaign to end homelessness in Scotland for good, and work across the country to improve access to rented accommodation for homeless people.

Together with our supporters, we fundraise in Scotland with events across the country.

Our Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes, is Chair of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. 


Kevin's story
... I came to Crisis and I started to take part in music classes and getting qualifications in IT and Communications. Crisis was something to get up for and look forward to. I suddenly had a purpose.

At Crisis Skylight Edinburgh we offer help to support people in their journey out of homelessness and towards independence.

Latest news

Temporary accommodation is an important first step in helping homeless people find a safe and secure home. But in parts of Scotland some people are being placed in unsuitable accommodation, such as unsupported hostels, lodging houses or B&Bs for months at a time without access to basic facilities such as a washing machine or cooking facilities.

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Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of national homelessness charity Crisis, has been announced as the Chair of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group. The announcement was made in a statement to the Scottish Parliament by Minister for Local Government and Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart MSP.

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Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcement of a £50million fund (£10 million a year ove...

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Homelessness Monitor in Scotland

The Homelessness Monitor provides an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments across the UK.

The Scotland report monitors the impact on homelessness of the slow pace of economic recovery and the effects of welfare and housing reform and analyses key trends. It also highlights emerging trends and forecasts some of the likely changes.


Local ways to get involved


Check out our volunteering roles in Scotland. We often have vacancies for classroom assistants to help our tutors in Crisis Skylight Edinburgh in various classes and workshops as well as other roles.

Volunteer for Crisis in Scotland
Join our event - Together we can...

Come along to 'Together we can...' and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the Glasshouse Hotel Roof Top Garden, whilst supporting Crisis to end homelessness

Together we can....

Contact us

For media enquiries, call 0131 209 7725 (out of hours 07973 372587)