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



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Support and funding for charities #Covid-19

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...

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Keeping in touch during these times #Covid-19

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: We will respond to individual emails as quickly as we can, we appreciate the information and...

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Scottish Churches Housing Action office staffing, and Covid-19

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...

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Women’s Aid partnership highlighted

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,...

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Befriending project for Paisley

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...

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New Finance Manager for Scottish Churches Housing Action

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...

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Strengthening Communities – Annual Review 2019

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...

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Homeless Sunday – 13 October

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...

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We are moving!

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...

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Starter Packs National Conference 2019

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...

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Job vacancy: Finance Manager

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:...

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New Chief Executive for SCHA

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...

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Join our Walk of Unity, Friday 7 June!

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...

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Not asking 500 miles! Just 20 odd or even 5 🙂

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...

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Scottish Churches Housing Action
25 Nicolson Square
Edinburgh EH8 9BX

Phone: 0131 477 4500 | Email: