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  • Coronavirus delays roll-out of devolved benefits

    Devolved benefits due to be rolled-out later this year have been delayed due to the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s social security services. In an update to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, social security secretary Shirley Anne Somerville confirmed the introduction of C...
  • Chris Hancock: Launching the Crisis emergency grants fund

    As Crisis officially launches an emergency grants fund for local homelessness charities today, the charity’s head of best practice Chris Hancock explains more.   The homelessness and housing sectors currently face a huge and unprecedented challenge. How do we support some of t...
  • Oliver Wilson: Mixed-use changing the shape of Scottish cities

    Architect Oliver Wilson on the changing residential neighbourhoods being created in Scottish city centres. On moving to Edinburgh as a child, my first impression was that it seemed complete. It was like a drawing where all the elements and perspective fitted together perfec...
  • Jessica Husbands: Hidden homelessness: Hidden from sight, from

    Hidden homelessness can mean being hidden from sight, it can mean hidden from evidence, and it can also mean hiding your true self in order to access services, explains Shelter Scotland’s policy advocacy officer Jessica Husbands. If you Google “homelessness”, you’ll ine...
  • Investing in Scotland’s social security system

    Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, cabinet secretary for social security and older people, discusses how the Scottish Government is creating the new infrastructure for a new public service for Scotland. Our new social security system is an important investment in the people of Scotland now...
  • Holi Festival in India

    Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, has a long tradition which lies deeply in the Hinduism (a religion that was born in India). During the festival, all 1.25 billion Indian people play outside and splash each other with neon bright paint colors.  Every region of the country celebrates H...