In April 2017, Crisis announced a big ambition: a plan to end homelessness, once and for all. Sin...
Recommendations for ending rough sleeping in Scotland are nearing completion
That sense of resolve sums up the atmosphere of the 2nd stakeholder workshop of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group which took place yesterday. Colleagues from across housing, charities, justice, health, councils, housing associations and faith groups gathered to hear about and input to the progress the Action Group has made so far on recommending solutions to the Scottish Government on ending rough sleeping in Scotland and transforming the use of temporary accommodation.
To date, she’s raised over £5,500 for our Crisis at Christmas campaign.
Chief Executive blog: With the festive season behind us, members of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group were as focused as ever when we met for the fifth time in Shelter Scotland’s offices in Edinburgh this week.
2017 was a successful year for Crisis’ policy and campaigns team. But as important as our success...
As a society, it’s a question we ask ourselves a lot, even though many of us have come to see rough sleeping as an aspect of the world we live in, that, however tragic, will always be with us. But what if there was a way to end it for good?
The quiet determination that has been present in the meetings since the Action Group started work on 5 October continued as we started the 4th meeting by reviewing the implementation of the actions we recommended for this winter.
This week, two important Parliamentary Committees in Westminster heard evidence from Crisis on the drivers and impact of homelessness. Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes appeared before the influential and respected Public Accounts Committee (PAC), who were securitising how efficiently public money has been spent on preventing and tackling homelessness. Meanwhile, Matt Downie, Director of Policy and External Affairs, spoke to the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee inquiry session on the Homelessness Code of Guidance.
Today is St Andrew’s Day – most Scots know about it, some of us celebrate it and a few of us even get a day off for it– but what exactly is it and what actually is the point of marking it in our calendar? Richard, a Crisis at Christmas volunteer in Edinburgh guest blogs.