Homelessness & COVID-19

We are working fast to bring you the latest information on Covid-19 through the lens of homelessness and the people and services it affects. We’ll update this page with news updates as they happen and a fuller weekly briefing with latest guidance.

Stay in touch at hello@homelessnetwork.scot or phone 0141 420 7272.

News Updates

MAY 2020

21 May | Aberdeen charity joins forces with 18 other organisations to end rough sleeping

21 May | Good Morning Scotland

21 May | Charities call for ‘triple lock’ to prevent rough sleeping

21 May | Coronavirus in Scotland

21 May | Scots charities present plans to end rough sleeping

21 May | Scots charities launch bid to end rough sleeping

21 May | 19 charities call for triple-lock to end rough sleeping

21 May | Plan put forward to end homlessness

18 May | Housing Minister vows to find long term solution

14 May | Webinar: Q&A with Marion Gibbs, Scot Gov

14 May | A housing-led approach will lead us out of Covid-19

07 May | Rapid scaling of Housing First post-Covid19

04 May | Podcast: why does it take a pandemic?

APRIL 2020

27 April | New Guidance on Housing Allocations

27 April | Equalities, Homelessness & Covid-19

26 April | Human Trafficking & Homelessness

26 April | More Covid-19 Testing for Key Workers

24 April | Homeless & Covid-19: Webinar Series Launched

20 April | A fresh start for rough sleeping in Scotland?

16 April | Breaking the cycle of prison to homelessness

14 April | Survey: Covid-19 Impact on Homelessness Sector

8 April | Lived experience will tell us what works

7 April | Support for Gypsy & Traveller Communities

6 April | Housing, Human Rights & Covid-19

3 April | New PPE Guidance Issued

1 April | Emergency Legislation for a Fairer Scotland

MARCH 2020

31 March | Crisis open Emergency Fund for charities

29 March | PPE Helpline: NHS National Services

27 March | Telephone Guide for Housing Support

26 March | Apply for the Third Sector Resilience Fund

18 March | Call from leading homelessness charities

18 March | How can we help? Covid-19 & our members

12 March | Message from Scot Gov Homeless Team