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 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
SCHA is seeking a new Finance Manager, due to the retirement of the current post-holder - full details of the post and how to apply can be found in the job description and person specification. Completed applications must be received by 24 June 2019 and addressed to:...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action has encouraged the Scottish Government to act fast in changing long-standing homelessness rules on local connection and intentionality. ‘Local connection’ is the test that says a homeless applicant must have a connection with the...read more
Scottish Churches Housing Action has announced the appointment of Richard Howat as Chief Executive, to take up the role on 20 May 2019. “Richard has a significant track record in working in the field of homelessness and in campaigning to tackle the causes of...read more
We're calling on walkers to join us in Edinburgh on Friday 7 June! We are holding a Walk of Unity to highlight the way we bring the churches together to act against homelessness, and to raise awareness of homelessness and its issues. Any sponsorship raised will go...read more
We are looking for walkers to nominate SCHA as their chosen charity for the sponsored Kiltwalk. The good news is that with this event SCHA will receive 140% of what you raise, thanks to the Hunter Foundation. This walking challenge takes place in 4 cities across...read more
An important date for your diaries - Homeless Sunday 2019 will take place on 13 October. You will remember that the event moved away from January to October to be near World Homeless Day, which on the 10th. More details to follow in the Spring, and we will keep you...read more
Keep up-to-date with our news! You can find a copy of our 2018 Annual Review, "Loving Our Neighbour" here, with reflections on the year up to the end of September, and news of our activities over that time. Financial Statements for the year to March 31 2018 can be...read more
On Friday 28 September we held our 24th AGM, at the Church of Scotland offices in George Street. Prior to the business meeting our Associate Convener, Very Rev Dr Russell Barr, gave a presentation on the Scottish Government's Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action...read more
This interesting research demonstrates the benefits of supported lodging schemes to young people: "Shelter Scotland in collaboration with the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University set out to explore whether a...read more
The Homelessness and Rough Sleepers Action Group, or HARSAG as it’s more commonly known, presented its final report in late June to the Local Government and Housing Minister, Kevin Stewart. He has not only confirmed that HARSAG’s recommendations have been accepted by...read more