by Darren Gibson The amount of homelessness assistance applications made in Glasgow increased by 11 per cent between January and September 2019, new government figures have revealed. There were 5,873 applications made during that time period, an increase of 599 … Continue reading Rise in applications for Glasgow homelessness assistance
A petition signed by around 10,000 people calling for new legislation to secure a legal right to a home is to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament. The campaign originating this year has been promoted throughout the country by Scottish celebrity figureheads including Robert Carlyle, Annie Lennox and crime writer Val McDermid. The latest Scottish statistics suggest a 3% rise in the number of homeless people in Scotland compared to the previous year, with 36,465 homelessness applications between 2018 and 2019. The petition comes as part of homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s Are You With Us campaign which launched in August … Continue reading Are You With Us?
By Ross Gilchrist A big charity event called, ‘Sleep in the Park’, is set for December in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens. Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Community Secretary Angela Constance, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart, and more than 7,000 attendees will … Continue reading MSPs join ‘big sleep’ charity event in Edinburgh