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  November 2nd 2010

Locals involved in design of quality houses on the old Gracemount site

Work has begun on Edinburgh's first council homes for a generation. Housing Minister Alex Neil cut the first sod of earth at a s...

 
  November 2nd 2010

Government may not meet targets unless it increases its efforts

Scottish Churches Housing Action has warned that the government may not meet its homelessness targets unless it increases its ...

 
  October 1st 2010

Scotland gets the 2010 Homeless World Cup‘s only standing ovation

Despite not returning with the trophy, the Scotland team performed well at the Homeless World Cup and enjoyed their unique exp...

 
  September 9th 2010

This year‘s Homeless World Cup will be the biggest yet, and Scotland has hopes...

The seventh Homeless World Cup kicks off in Rio, Brazil, on 19 September. This year's event is expected to be the biggest yet, ...

 
  September 9th 2010

A new incentive scheme is being trialled in Edinburgh to tackle the issue of under-occupied homes

Recent research has shown that around 1,000 council homes in the city are under-occupied. Under the pilot scheme, tenants could ...

 
  May 6th 2010

Gaps in services could leave children at risk of abuse

There are new fears over the safety of children struggling with homelessness. Following the release of recent figures, which sho...

 
  April 3rd 2010

One Edinburgh charity is making headway with offering the right kind of support

The move from the streets into a tenancy can be daunting, and without a helping hand it may not always work out. Rowan Alba is o...

 
  March 4th 2010

We profile Rock Trust, a charity specifically designed to help homeless 16-25-year-olds

In 1991, after a group of Edinburgh churches organising soup-runs were shocked to see young adults without food and shelter, the...

 
  March 4th 2010

"A ball can change your life"

The 2008 film Kicking It, premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival in February. Its slogan: "A ball can change your life.&quo...

 
  March 4th 2010

1,000+ gathered  with their sleeping bags in aid of homeless causes

The Aberdeen Cyrenians 19th annual sleepout (pictured) was a great success. More than 1,000 people gathered at the Aberdeen Exhi...

 
  February 4th 2010

Fresh Start aims to make the move from the streets into your own home seamless

Fresh Start was started in 1999 by a group of church volunteers, who organised collections of household goods to donate to peopl...

 
  February 4th 2010

Seven Scottish drug users have died from anthrax-contaminated heroin

Severe warnings have been issued across Scotland after seven drug users died from anthrax-contaminated heroin. A total of 14 in...

 
  December 8th 2009

Falkirk YMCA tenants‘ award-winning residents‘ association

The 'can-do' attitude has found its home at Seaforth House in Falkirk. A group of 16-25-year-old tenants of the YMCA Glasgow run...

 
  November 13th 2009

Demolition will lead to better housing

Edinburgh council's new housing initiative sees the spectacular demolition of the Gracemount tower blocks pave the way for 220 a...

 
  November 13th 2009

Donald Trump‘s plans are still infuriating locals

As work begins on Donald Trump's £1 billion golf course in Abderdeenshire, angry residents vow to take the council to task...

 
  October 2nd 2009

With Donald Trump around, it‘s like the clearances all over again...

It's like the clearances all over again. Homeowners in Aberdeen were dealt a blow on 1st October as the local council refused to...

 
  September 10th 2009

Getting a kick out of Street Soccer

While football players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka have been involved in record-breaking transfers this summer, some peop...

 
  July 11th 2009

Council committed to working with homelessness organisations

Following on from the story, 'Service provision deal falls through', in the last edition of The Pavement, we asked what is the c...

 
  June 2nd 2009

Scottish homeless charity receives lottery funding

A Scottish charity which helps homeless people set up their own bank accounts has received a boost from lottery funding. Glasgow...

 
  June 2nd 2009

It‘s kicking off across Scotland!

The big summer of homeless football kicks off in earnest on Sunday June 28th with the Street Soccer National Cup. Thirty-two tea...

 
  June 2nd 2009

Repossessions soaring, warns Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland has called for urgent action to be taken in order to prevent a 'tide of homelessness'. In response to the publi...

 
 

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