Rock Trust



‘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

First youth ‘Housing First’ project launched in the UK

Edinburgh-based youth homelessness charity, Rock Trust, has launched the UK’s first ever Housing First for Youth project in West Lothian.

Published 29 September 2017

Social Bite’s homeless village plan labelled ‘well-intentioned but ineffective’

Homelessness policy experts have criticised a charity’s plan to build Scotland’s first homeless village as well-intentioned but likely to be ineffective in helping rough sleepers.

Published 9 January 2017

Law firm donates share of partner profits to homeless charity

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has made charitable awards worth a collective £28,000 to two Scottish charities which work with children and young people.

Published 9 December 2016

100 fundraisers brave cold weather to support Scotland’s homeless youths

Scottish charity the Rock Trust saw 100 people leave their comfy beds and brave the cold on Friday for its annual Sleep Out at Edinburgh’s Festival Square.

Published 8 November 2016

Rock Trust to hold Edinburgh sleep out this Friday

The Rock Trust youth homelessness charity will hold its annual 'Sleep Out' in Edinburgh's Festival Square this Friday 4 November to raise funds for its essential work.

Published 1 November 2016

Rock Trust ‘Sleep Out’ to end youth homelessness

The Rock Trust is calling for supporters to swap their beds for sleeping bags and take on a challenge faced by thousands of 16-25 year olds every night.

Published 22 September 2016

Heriot-Watt team aims to make a difference to youth homelessness

A team from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University is to raise money and ​​awareness ​​of ​​the ​​issues ​​of ​​youth homelessness.

Published 1 September 2016

Blog: Priorities for addressing youth homelessness in Scotland

After addressing the international youth homelessness conference organised by The Rock Trust, Dr Beth Watts summarises her take on what the priorities should be in developing services for young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Published 13 June 2016

Homeless charity welcomes housing announcement ahead of Sleep Out

The Rock Trust has hailed the Scottish Government’s plans to invest an additional £55 million into affordable housing as a “step in the right direction”.

Published 21 October 2015

Rock Trust launches fundraising Sleep Out event

Hundreds of people from across central Scotland will spend the night together outdoors to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

Published 16 September 2015