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19 Oct 16: 'collective endeavour' needed to end homelessness
October 19th
7 Oct 16: Moderator calls for joint action on 'Scotland's shame'
October 7th
29 Sep 16: home comforts visit
September 29th
12 Sep 16: home comforts welcomes SCHA
September 12th
12 Sep 16: catholic bishops discuss homelessness
September 12th
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We bring together the main Churches in their work to eliminate homelessness in Scotland. We connect the Churches with a major social problem, which affects some 80,000 people in Scotland each year. We link local problems of homelessness with national means of tackling them.

Homelessness in Scotland:
the challenges of uncertainty

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, spoke at Scottish Churches Housing Action's event on Friday 7 October. Read our report on the day here.

"At the moment the best we are doing is managing homelessness...without a collective endeavour by central and local government working with the voluntary sector, I see little hope of us ending it.”

This was Russell's key message, as he called on the Scottish Government to oversee a 'collective endeavour' to tackle homelessness by involving organisations at all levels.


Meet your MSP


Scottish Churches Housing Action has joined with Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office in support of the Meet your MSP initiative. Meet your MSP aims to build links between congregations and their recently-elected members of the Scottish Parliament.

 This is a chance for church communities to be at the heart of the decisions that affect our everyday lives. What better way to get involved than for your church or community group to meet local MSPs early in their term of office? And issues around housing and homelessness are a good starting point for the conversation. Read our briefing here  - it suggests questions you might want to use. 

SCPO are providing ideas and information on their website that will help you to organise meetings that will be interesting for everyone involved. They have contacted all 129 MSPs regarding the project and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – they want to meet you!




“Starter packs - vital lifeline for homeless people”

read the report of our Starter for 10 event in Stirling on 10 February 2016.

For more about starter packs, click here.

Map of SCHA's location