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  November 8th 2011

Empty Homes Initiative could help bring 25k houses back into use

  New powers have been introduced to help Scotland’s 32 local authorities bring the country’s 25,000 empty hou...

  September 17th 2011

 Iraq and Afghanistan veteran cannot get housed in Aberdeen

  A soldier who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan could now face homelessness upon his return to Aberdeen because the cou...

  June 9th 2011

Helpline and frontline services still in operation

  Leading housing charity Shelter Scotland became a victim of homelessness itself after a fire broke out destroying its Ed...

  April 16th 2011

Household disputes and relationship breakdown main causes for homelessness

The latest national statistics on homelessness published last month by the Scottish government have shown a small but worrying...

  February 11th 2011

Turkey curry for Edinburgh‘s homeless hits the spot

A compassionate restaurant owner made the news this Christmas by cooking up a huge batch of turkey curry for the homeless peop...

  February 11th 2011

Making documentary changed preconceptions, says filmmaker Penny Woolcock

Last month, The Pavement attended the premier of On The Streets, a thought-provoking documentary by acclaimed film director Pe...

  December 9th 2010

Cost-effective rent deposit scheme rolled out

A recent innovative initiative devised by the Glasgow Rent Deposit and Support Scheme (GRDSS) is aiming to alter the way in wh...

  March 4th 2010

Homeowners who are struggling financially and facing repossession will be given greater protection under new legislation

Homeowners who are struggling financially and facing repossession will be given greater protection under new legislation. The Ho...

  February 4th 2010

As temperatures across Scotland plummeted over the past few weeks, homeless charities voiced concerns over how the severe weathe...

  November 13th 2009

A project for mental health patients uses the healing power of nature

How many of us at some point or another have taken a walk to 'clear our head' and reaped the benefits? The answer is, likely, al...

  October 2nd 2009

South Lanarkshire scheme for homeless people proves a success

A scheme designed to give former addicts and homeless people the chance to work within the social care sector has proven a succ...

  October 2nd 2009

Forefathers of Scottish Graffiti on show now.

Don't miss the Haunted Graffiti show this month at the Recoat Gallery in Glasgow, which showcases the collaborative work of two ...

  January 2nd 1970

Five kids face the threat of homelessness every day because of eviction

Five children a day in Scotland face the threat of homelessness because of eviction, according to a report published by Shel...


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