Youth Homelessness in Scotland 2014 Report

 Sofa surfing putting young people at risk of homelessness 


Far more young people are rough sleeping and sofa surfing than the official figures suggest according to our new report. Although homelessness in Scotland overall is declining, the report highlights three major areas for concern.

  • There is a much greater incidence of ‘sofa surfing’ (staying on friends and relatives sofas) than is reflected in official figures

  • Young people’s mental health is a growing concern

  • Young homeless people’s needs are seen to be more complex than they used to be which has an impact on homelessness services


To download the full report, click here.

Upcoming Learning Seminars

The Session - Sanctions, Claimant Commitments, & JSA Homeless Easment

To avoid difficult situations with the changes to the welfare system, Veronica used the ploy of gluing her hand to her head.


After 6 hours in A & E she decided it would be more effective to attend one of our upcoming seminars.

The sessions are held in conjunction with DWP to look at what Sanctions, Claimant Commitments and JSA Homeless Easements entail, how they should be working and how to help clamaints with these. 

There will also be the opportunity to look at any current issues around these, with DWP.  The sessions are to improve knowledge, as well as look at how improvements can be made for the future.


Session dates available:


  • Ayr:  Thursday 22nd January (limited places available)
  • Aberdeen:  Friday 30th January

Each session will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm, and includes lunch.

Members £50 / Non-Members £65

  Click here to book