Cyrenians appeals for help to deliver ‘Food That Goes Further’

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has launched their summer ‘Food That Goes Further’ appeal which calls on individuals to pledge regular support to their community food projects to ‘help make sure that no one goes hungry’.

Published 2 June 2021

Cyrenians delivers equivalent of over 4.2 million meals

In the past year, Cyrenians’ FareShare depot based in Leith has distributed 1,800 tonnes of food to charities and community groups across Central and South East Scotland – the equivalent of creating over 4.2 million meals, and a three-fold increase on previous year.

Published 27 May 2021

Housing First Pathfinder passes 500 tenancies

Scotland’s Housing First Pathfinder has created more than 500 tenancies with the addition of 25 added in April, a monitoring report released today has shown.

Published 17 May 2021

Cyrenians receives funding boost from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland

As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has marked the launch of a 12-month programme of support to Cyrenians by revealing its sponsorship of two Cyrenians Fareshare delivery vans.

Published 26 April 2021

Borders community food hub shortlisted for national award

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

Everyone Home appeals to professionals to help prevent homelessness with new Route Map

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

First year of homelessness group with lived and professional experience

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 shared over 3m meals during COVID

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

Cyrenians delivers over one million meals during COVID-19 outbreak

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

Charities benefit from increased Phoenix Group support

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

Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

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

19 charities call for triple-lock to end rough sleeping

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

Galashiels food distribution hub opens

A new community food distribution hub has opened its doors in Galashiels.

Published 15 May 2020

Cyrenians FareShare depot in Leith redistributes record amount of food in response to pandemic

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

Cyrenians raises over £200,000 towards emergency appeal

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