Cyrenians column: New Edinburgh Inclusive Homelessness Service plans welcome

Cyrenians’ exclusive monthly column for Scottish Housing News continues with outreach service manager, Mike Wright, outlining the importance of building relationships when working to reduce homelessness.

Published 21 August 2018

Cyrenians and Scottish Natural Heritage celebrate three years of Green Learning

Homelessness charity Cyrenians is celebrating three years of its community garden Green Learning Project run.

Published 8 August 2018

New Inclusive Homelessness Service plans approved in Edinburgh

Recommendations to house a new Inclusive Homelessness Service on the site of the former Panmure St Ann’s school have been approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB).

Published 8 August 2018

Cyrenians Column: Charity marks 50th year of tackling homelessness

In the first of a new monthly column exclusively for Scottish Housing News, Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken looks back over the charity’s 50 years in operation and charts its involvement in the Social Bite Village.

Published 3 July 2018

Cyrenians marks half a century with £500,000 fundraising call

Homelessness prevention charity Cyrenians is seeking £500,000 from businesses to support its work in Edinburgh as it marks its 50th anniversary year of helping rough sleepers.

Published 24 May 2018

Social Bite officially launches Edinburgh homeless village

Social enterprise Social Bite has officially launched its village in Edinburgh which aims to tackle homelessness by providing a safe living environment for around 20 people per year.

Published 17 May 2018

Cyrenians welcomes catering legend Prue Leith to its new cooking school

Homelessness charity Cyrenians welcomed Queen Margaret University Chancellor and catering legend Prue Leith to Leith yesterday to open its brand new Cook School and teaching kitchen.

Published 13 February 2018

Cyrenians appoints manager for Social Bite Village

Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians has appointed a manager for the Social Bite Village set to provide a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness.

Published 29 November 2017

Families affected by imprisonment to take part in activities for Book Week Scotland

Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians is hosting various activities at HMP Addiewell to celebrate Book Week Scotland and Prisoners’ Week.

Published 27 November 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness

In a guest blog for homelessness charity Cyrenians, Dr Ligia Teixeira outlines why Crisis believes that improving outcomes at scale requires a new approach.

Published 15 November 2017

Blog: Cyrenians recovery hub records over 6300 visits this Alcohol Awareness Week

To mark Alcohol Awareness Week (November 13-19), Edinburgh homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians highlights its work to alleviate the detrimental footprint that the misuse of alcohol leaves across communities.

Published 13 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

Cyrenians launches peer support service for Edinburgh’s homeless

A new service has been launched that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh.

Published 6 September 2017

Scottish charities call for halt to roll-out of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2017

Blog: Increasing homelessness: a perfect storm

Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken reflects on new homelessness research from Crisis.

Published 18 August 2017