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‘VITAL’ AMENDMENT WILL PROTECT HOUSING RIGHTS FOR VICTIMSThe Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill passed in the Scottish Parliament today will offer vital housing protections for survivors of domestic abuse after the Scottish Government accepted an amendment proposed by Homeless Action Scotland.The Bill introduces new powers...

Our mission is to be the leading organisation influencing and supporting the development and implementation of effective policy and practice that meets the challenges of homelessness in Scotland. Not just working to help people out of homelessness but to create a Scotland where homelessness can...

A blog from our CEO, Gavin Yates. Everyone at Homeless Action is delighted to see the eviction ban extended again by the Scottish Government. Sincerely, well-done SG! At the most recent Homeless Prevention Strategy Group - just before Christmas - the Minister, Kevin Stewart heard again how...

What does your dog mean to you? Ask me that question and the answer is simple. Molly means the world to me. She is my friend and companion, a source of stability, unconditional love, comfort, and strength. Dogs don’t judge, you can tell them anything and...

At Homeless Action Scotland we are about to embark on a programme of work where we will use our expertise to try to help people across Scotland have a better understanding of homelessness. We won’t be starting this journey alone and will be getting support from...

Our sister organisation in England, Homeless Link has joined forces with Youth Voice to co-produce a new report looking into young people's experience of homelessness and rough sleeping in England. Although operating under different legislation, many of the experiences and gaps in service provision of the...

Youth homelessness isn’t always visible in a way that captures the public imagination. It’s not common to see young people sleeping rough on the streets of towns and cities, although there are definitely those that do. Youth homelessness is almost invisible - and that makes...

At Homeless Action Scotland we welcome today’s celebration of Scottish Housing and this year’s particular focus on social housing. However, Scotland as a nation needs to do so much better. Social housing, irrespective of council or housing association is a vital part of how we...

Our CEO Gavin Yates reports back from the Homeless Prevention Strategy Group (HPSG) and warns that despite worrying homelessness statistics this year, potentially yet more bad news is on the horizon. The HPSG is a group of representatives from the Voluntary Sector, Health, Social Landlords, Scottish...