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The Scottish Parliament elections are rapidly approaching, and the various political parties are setting out their vision for Scotland. We have heard from many other organisations – and agree – that we need a significant increase in social housing. However, there are a number of...

‘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...

Homeless Action Scotland regret the recent death of a young man who died of a drug overdose days after leaving his rehabilitation placement, for fear of losing his home. Systems often overlook those who are vulnerable and all too often system change takes too long with...

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...

Please see below our consultation response from the Scottish Government on the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill 2020. We commend the Scottish Government for pushing forward with this bill and support its main ideas and principles, although we have some ideas we hope are considered...

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...

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...