No Room For Homelessness
We bring together the main Churches in their work to eliminate homelessness in Scotland. We develop volunteering at a local level to help homeless people.
We encourage use of church property for much-needed affordable homes.
We link local problems of homelessness with national means of tackling them.
***We have moved!*** Our new address is:
25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX
We Need Your Help Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) brings together major church denominations and organisations to support the churches’ work on homelessness in Scotland. We were launched in 1995 with charitable status and over the years we have become one of...read more
Please click on the link below to access the Annual Accounts for the Financial Year 2019 to 2020. SCHA accounts 2020read more
Recruitment Information: Organisation: Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA) Post: Policy and External Relations Manager Salary: £30,000 Hours: Full time (35 hours) Location: Office in Edinburgh but...read more
PRESS RELEASE Please click on the link below to access the Everyone Home Collective launch of the new Route Map calling on the Scottish Parliament to reach cross-party consensus to end homelessness in Scotland in two terms (10 years) 2020_11_19_RouteMap3_V5 Press...read more
Report to: Scottish Churches Housing Action Annual General Meeting Subject: Annual Review Date: 29 October 2020 Author: Richard Howat, Chief Executive The purpose of this report is to...read more
Charities and community groups supporting people in poverty in these very difficult times can find official up-to-date information and details of emergency funding at the SCVO Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub. You can also report the challenges you are facing...read more
Due to Government guidelines SCHA staff will all be working from home, until further notice. We are still available should you need us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org We will respond to individual emails as quickly as we can, we appreciate the information and...read more
We're noting all the Government advice about keeping people well in these times. As a result we are cutting back significantly on staffing the office, and will mostly be working from home. For the time being the office is still open but will only have one staff member...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action's recent partnership agreement with Women's Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire (WASLER) is highlighted amongst news items in the Church of Scotland magazine's February edition. Life & Work gives details of the partnership,...read more
Plans for a possible Befriending Project in Paisley for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness have attracted a lot of local interest. The plans are a joint venture between Paisley Abbey and Scottish Churches Housing Action. SCHA Development Manager, Heather...read more
We bid a warm welcome to new Finance Manager, Paul Bannon, following the retirement of Graham Jaques. Paul brings varied experience to the role, having worked in Local Government for 19 years and the charity sector for the last 20. He previously worked with Age...read more
Our Annual Review 2019 is now available - we hope you find it both interesting and informative, with details of our work and events over the year, along with a 2018-19 income and expenditure summary. You can find the report...read more
Today is World Homeless Day - so much remains to be done, to see a Scotland free of homelessness. Please join us in marking Homeless Sunday this coming Sunday, 13 October. Churches and other groups can help by raising awareness, encouraging action, and continuing in...read more
We move premises tomorrow, 24 September! Our server will go down fairly soon today, we will access e-mails remotely but please forgive any delay, We will lose phone contact while the server is down and will let you know when that's back. We're finishing the packing...read more
On 24 September we are moving to 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. Our phone number will stay the same: 0131 477 4500. Please update your records and keep in touch! All the details are in our September E-news, out today, which includes items on the Starter Packs...read more
There was a great atmosphere at our 4th Starter Packs conference, co-hosted with CRNS (Community Resources Network Scotland). Over 50 delegates from 30 organisations attended this year, at the same venue which proved so popular in 2018, Falkirk Trinity Church. Our...read more
SCHA has responded to the Scottish Government consultation on short-term letting. This is another consulation arising from the HARSAG recommendations (Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group) - you can find our response...read more
Registration is open for our 4th Starter Packs National Conference on 29 August at Falkirk Trinity Church. The theme this year is “Community resilience in times of need”. We run this popular event jointly with CRNS (Community Resources Network Scotland), and it...read more