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 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 led to the publication of Ending Homelessness Together a High-Level Action Plan to End Homelessness, the first of its kind across Great Britain.  

Our national overview on Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans (RRTPs) shows how each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities has responded to the expectations of the Action Plan and the HARSAG, in relation to a shift to a homelessness system of rapid rehousing by default.

We also fundraise through challenge events; with supporters hosting events across their communities; 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.  

Prevention Review Group

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. Our work is enhanced by a dedicated group of volunteers who help us at Christmas and all year round.


Viki's story
... I managed to get my own tenancy and Crisis supported me through that. Viki, Member Ambassador

At Crisis Skylight Edinburgh we offer help to support people in their journey out of homelessness and towards independence.

Latest news

Response to the publication of new National Records of Scotland statistics on deaths among people...


Rates of the worst forms of homelessness are significantly lower in Scotland than in England, new...


New measures aimed at preventing people from losing their homes could make Scotland a world-leade...


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.


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. 

A life in limbo

Contact us

For media enquiries contact the Crisis Press Office call 020 7426 3880 or email (out of hours 07973 372587)