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2 May 17: Our Homeless Neighbour - new edition out now
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28 Feb 17: A Place to Call Home
February 28th
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3 Feb 17: networking opportunity for starter packs
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18 Jan 17: East Lothian Council teams up with churches on homelessness
January 18th
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6 Jan 17: Homeless Sunday - overview published
January 6th

What we do

Scottish Churches Housing Action helps churches and others make practical responses to the challenge of homelessness in Scotland.

We have a 15-year track record in developing local volunteer-based initiatives such as starter packs, and befriending. In 2012, we established the Julius Project, which has seen the development of new befriending initiatives for homeless people.  Our latest project is Aid & Abet, a peer mentoring project for ex-offenders in Edinburgh.

We encourage the development of affordable housing from redundant or under-used church property.

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Scottish Churches Housing Action has set up a new body, Whitebeam Homes, to deliver affordable housing.  Houses will be bought on the open market, and made available at below-market rents to people in need.  Visit the website...or read about it in the Herald, 22 Jan 2013

 

We work to increase understanding of homelessness, and policies that will end it. For learning about homelessness in Scotland and what's needed to eradicate it.

 

If you think we can help you with any of the above, please feel free to contact us. We work with church and community groups, local authorities, housing associations and other voluntary organisations.

To read examples of our work, click here.

Here is where we have made an impact:

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What people say about our work...

"Starter packs offer practical support and basic necessities to people who are starting out following homelessness.  We aim to give good quality items to promote good self-esteem".

Volunteer, Inverclyde

"The starter pack makes the house into a home for many who have no household goods and very limited means.  Projects such as Moray Fresh Start will continue to be a lifeline for many people. There will be increased demand on schemes as the welfare reform changes are introduced".

Local authority, Moray

Scottish Churches Housing Action helps set up starter pack projects for homeless people all over Scotland - and other volunteering initiatives to tackle problems of homelessness and poor housing. Read more about this work here.

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Map of SCHA's location