Together we will end homelessness in Scotland
In Scotland, we provide education, training and support for homeless people empowering them to move on from homelessness through our Edinburgh Skylight.
We campaign to end homelessness for good. In our 50th year we produced a Plan to End homelessness. Our Chief Executive Jon Sparkes chaired the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group. Our work with the Scottish Government through HARSAG has most recently led to the publication of Ending Homelessness Together a High-Level Action Plan to End Homelessness, the first of its kind across Great Britain.
We also fundraise with supporters hosting events across the country and through valuable relationships with a range of corporate partners. See below for ways you can get active with us.
Further, through our Best Practice Team we provide expert information, training and advice to housing professionals.
Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed.
... I came to Crisis and I started to take part in music classes and getting qualifications in IT and Communications. Crisis was something to get up for and look forward to. I suddenly had a purpose.
At Crisis Skylight Edinburgh we offer help to support people in their journey out of homelessness and towards independence.
More than 170,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness, according to new figures released today. This includes people sleeping on our streets, sofa-surfing with strangers, living in hostels, and stuck in other dangerous situations.
Crisis at Christmas today opens its doors to an expected 4,500 guests in 15 centres across the country. Run by an army of more than 11,000 volunteers, the centres in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle and Coventry provide warmth, companionship and three hot meals a day.
"These statistics are a harrowing reminder of how deadly life on the streets can be. As we get closer to Christmas and temperatures are dropping, rough sleepers are facing exposure to dangerous conditions, above and beyond the violence and abuse often experienced when living on the streets."
We know we can #EndHomelessness. But we need the political will and commitment to make it happen. Join our Everybody In campaign, and ask your politician to pledge their support for ending homelessness for good.