When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold back in April 2020, Eildon Housing Association got together with the homelessness charity Cyrenians with support from Scottish Borders Council to collectively distribute much needed food supplies to foodbanks and community groups in the Scottish Borders.
Published 25 January 2021
Amid growing concern about the impact of Covid on the housing and financial situation of thousands of Scots, 31 organisations in the Everyone Home collective are urging people in communities and those running local services to prevent homelessness closer to home in 2021 and beyond.
Published 5 January 2021
Today marks a year since 30 people with their own personal stories of homelessness, from working in the sector and living the experience, came together to form All In For Change.
Published 10 December 2020
Cyrenians' FareShare depot based in Leith has distributed 1,300 tonnes of food to beneficiaries across the South East of Scotland, creating over 3.1 million meals, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.
Published 10 December 2020
Homelessness charity Cyrenians has quadrupled the output at its FareShare depot due to increased demand during the coronavirus crisis, delivering over 419 tonnes of food since March.
Published 8 June 2020
Life insurance and pension fund manager Phoenix Group is increasing its support to charities in Scotland by donating £20,000 to both Cyrenians and Social Bite, each of whom works with people who are in vulnerable situations and either on the edge of or already experiencing homelessness.
Published 27 May 2020
The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.
Published 26 May 2020
Nineteen influential charity sector organisations working to end homelessness will present a joint plan to the Scottish Government today based around three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pandemic.
Published 21 May 2020
A new community food distribution hub has opened its doors in Galashiels.
Published 15 May 2020
In the past month, the Cyrenians FareShare depot in Leith has redistributed a record-breaking 164 tonnes of food in response to a huge increase in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 12 May 2020
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness charity Cyrenians launched an emergency appeal to enable the charity to respond effectively to the crisis.
Published 28 April 2020
Members of Scotland’s new team to tackle homelessness and its causes updated the minister for local government, housing and planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, last week on their work so far, signalling the beginning of the end for traditional responses to homelessness in Scotland.
Published 16 March 2020
Cyrenians has officially launched a new social enterprise offering in the heart of Falkirk at Arnotdale House in Dollar Park.
Published 24 January 2020
Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals as part of the CashBack for Communities scheme, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 22 January 2020
A brand-new approach to tackling homelessness in Scotland was marked in Edinburgh this week as 'All In For Change’ held its first meeting.
Published 11 December 2019