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Crisis in Scotland

We provide direct support for homeless people and influence policy to help end homelessness in Scotland.

Together we will end homelessness in Scotland

In Scotland we provide education, training and support for homeless people from our Edinburgh centre.

We campaign to end homelessness in Scotland for good, and work across the country to improve access to rented accommodation for homeless people.

Together with our supporters, we fundraise in Scotland with events across the country.

Our Chief Executive, Jon Sparkes, is Chair of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Throughout our 50th anniversary year, we have consulted with more than 1,000 people across Britain to produce a long-term plan to end homelessness. We launched the plan in Scotland on Monday, 18 June 2018. 

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. 

 

Kevin's story
... 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.

Latest news

Today is a significant day in our efforts to end homelessness in Scotland for good as Local Government and Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart confirmed that the final recommendations of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) have been accepted by the Scottish Government.


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Jon Sparkes' latest blog on the Scottish Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group. "I am delighted to begin this blog by confirming that this week, Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government and Housing has accepted in principal the recommendations from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group on how to transform temporary accommodation."


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Moving all homeless people out of unsuitable temporary accommodation, such as bed and breakfasts or unsupported hostels, after seven days could save £29m in public money this year alone.


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Homelessness Monitor in Scotland

The Homelessness Monitor provides an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments across the UK.

The Scotland report monitors the impact on homelessness of the slow pace of economic recovery and the effects of welfare and housing reform and analyses key trends. It also highlights emerging trends and forecasts some of the likely changes.

Scotland

Local ways to get involved

Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Scotland

Throughout our 50th anniversary year, we have consulted with more than 1,000 people across Britain to produce a long-term plan to end homelessness. We are launching the plan in Edinburgh on Monday, 18 June 2018.


Register now for the launch event
A life in limbo

Campaign against long stays in unsuitable temporary accommodation in Scotland


A life in limbo

Contact us

For media enquiries, call 0131 209 7725 (out of hours 07973 372587)