Rough Sleeping in Dundee
In recent times, several articles have emerged in the local media indicating that rough sleeping is a significant problem in Dundee. These articles tend to combine various complex issues such as homelessness and begging into one.
However, it is important to note that although there is still an increase in homeless individuals in the city, Transform Community Development, in collaboration with Dundee City Council, has successfully eliminated the necessity for people to sleep rough. Even in situations where individuals may find themselves without shelter, there are services in place to assist them and address their complex needs.
If you are homeless or are worried about becoming homeless, please visit Dundee City Council's homeless pages.
You can also call our 24hr Homeless Advice Line on 0800 633 5843 or 01382 432001.
How it started, how it's going.
By Bryan Smith
We've been rummaging around our archives in the last couple of weeks and found a copy of a old Dundee Cyrenians flyer (circa 1999). It's a great piece of history which in one way shows how far we've come and how progressive our services have become. Unfortunately, it also demonstrates that many of the issues we were tackling 25 years ago remain