Bethany Christian Trust

Scottish Government accepts recommendations to end rough sleeping

New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government.

Published 7 March 2018

Bethany Christian Trust’s fundraising team celebrate ‘Suzanne’s night’ at Edinburgh Care Shelter

The fundraising team from national homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has paid tribute to local charity advocate Suzanne O’Brien, who passed away in August 2015 after collapsing on a bus in Edinburgh’s Southside.

Published 15 January 2018

Bethany raises £40k for homelessness through Christmas tree social enterprise

Thousands of Christmas trees were purchased by festive shoppers in November and December for homeless people after an annual fundraiser encouraged Scots to purchase with purpose.

Published 11 January 2018

East Lothian homelessness retail shop celebrates 20 years

The Bethany shop in Gullane, one of several retail shops run by homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust, will celebrate 20 years on January 17.

Published 10 January 2018

Scottish Government delivers actions to tackle rough sleeping

Additional capacity for night shelters and extra staff to help get more people into accommodation are among the actions being taken to tackle rough sleeping this winter.

Published 3 January 2018

Homeless Jesus statue installed in Glasgow city centre

A sculpture depicting Jesus as a homeless person sleeping on a bench has been installed at Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow.

Published 8 December 2017

Charity offers Christmas shoppers chance to buy a bed for homeless people

National homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust is giving festive shoppers the opportunity to buy a bed for people who are homeless this Christmas by purchasing a voucher for its Edinburgh-based Winter Care Shelter.

Published 27 November 2017

Sleep in the Park donations already paying dividends for Edinburgh’s homeless

Money raised from the Sleep in the Park charity sleep-out next month is to go towards ensuring no one has to sleep rough in Edinburgh over the winter, according to organisers.

Published 22 November 2017

Homelessness charity awarded over £43k to tackle poverty and inequality across East Scotland

Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust has been awarded over £43k by the Aspiring Communities Fund towards community support and development work across East Scotland.

Published 9 November 2017

Homelessness charity gives Christmas shoppers the chance to save a life this winter

Festive shoppers are being given the chance to ‘purchase with purpose’ this winter through a new initiative from Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Published 7 November 2017

‘Homeless people need help long before they end up on the streets’

In an open letter in The Herald, written to coincide with Mediation Awareness Week, a number of Scottish charities have stressed the importance of early intervention in reducing the number of people presenting as homeless and have urged the Scottish Government to take note.

Published 18 October 2017

Waitrose donates over £19,000 to homeless charity Bethany

Grocery store chain Waitrose has awarded over £19,000 to Edinburgh-based homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust in an effort to prevent and tackle homelessness across Edinburgh and Scotland’s East Coast.

Published 16 August 2017

Edinburgh family farm partners with homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust

Craigie’s Farm and Restaurant is planting seeds of hope by partnering with Edinburgh-based charity Bethany Christian Trust to help tackle homelessness in Scotland.

Published 25 July 2017

Case study: Bethany stepped in when I needed help after I found myself in a difficult situation

Bethany Christian Trust service user David, who has just secured his own flat and has started a new job working at a high end hotel in Edinburgh, details how his time at the charity’s Bethany House emergency resettlement unit provided him with a stable environment and help to live independently.

Published 18 July 2017

Homeless charity throws dinner party for Glasgow’s less fortunate

As part of Global Sharing Week, staff at homeless charity Bethany Christian Trust hosted a banquet dinner for those less fortunate in Glasgow.

Published 7 June 2017