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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

A host of A-list celebrities, including Tom Hardy, Emma Thompson, Jodie Whittaker, Ellie Goulding...


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“We are deeply saddened and shocked beyond belief to hear of the deaths of all these individuals. To think of just one person dying due to the consequences of poverty and homelessness is appalling, but to learn of the sheer scale of those who’ve lost their lives in the past year is nothing short of horrifying. This is a wake-up call to see homelessness as a national emergency."


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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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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

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.


Are you in?
A life in limbo

Thanks to Crisis campaigners, the Scottish Government has agreed in principle to limit stays in unsuitable emergency accommodation to seven days for all homeless people.

We’ll continue to campaign to make sure this commitment becomes reality. 


Sign up to be a Crisis campaigner

Contact us

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