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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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Plan to reclaim empty homes gets a boost
Laura Blakley November 07 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...

Honoured soldier forced into homelessness
Laura Blakley September 16 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...

Fire destroys Shelter?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Edinburgh headquarters
Laura Blakley June 08 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...

Report reveals upward trend in homelessness
Laura Blakley April 15 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...

Fiery flavour at Christmas
Laura Blakley February 10 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...

From the streets to the big screen
Laura Blakley February 10 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...

New initiative to fund homeless accommodation
Laura Blakley December 08 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...

More protection against repossession
Laura Blakley March 03 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...

Chill factor
Laura Blakley February 03 2010

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

Out of the woods
Laura Blakley November 12 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...