Simon Community Scotland



Simon Community Scotland to amalgamate with Streetwork

Two of Scotland's leading homeless charities have amalgamated to become one unified organisation.

Published 11 April 2019

New figures take homeless death toll to 139 in 18 months

At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics.

Published 12 March 2019

Key digital skills to be provided to people who are homeless

People experiencing homelessness in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills so they can access opportunities presented online – thanks to an initiative being launched by two of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.

Published 7 March 2019

Homelessness charities join new initiative which offers practical help for beggars in Glasgow

Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging.

Published 7 February 2019

COLAB launches Christmas gift appeal in collaboration with Simon Community Scotland

A Glasgow hub for retailers, entrepreneurs and local creatives has launched a Christmas appeal with Simon Community Scotland to gift homeless people with the essentials they need to survive the winter in the city.

Published 12 December 2018

Scots Hollywood star backs charity homelessness Christmas appeal

As the Christmas countdown officially begins, Scotland's largest provider of homelessness services is asking the public to remember rough sleepers whilst shopping for gifts.

Published 30 November 2018

Homelessness charity campaign ‘has the potential to save lives’, says housing minister

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland and Streetwork launched a hypothermia awareness campaign yesterday with the help of housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP.

Published 22 November 2018

Housing minister backs winter campaign to help homeless people ‘Stay Warm, Stay Safe’

A homelessness charity is asking the Scottish public to help its staff and volunteers save lives this winter, by looking out for the symptoms of hypothermia in rough sleepers and people on the street.

Published 21 November 2018

Call for homeless deaths to be recorded as ‘disgraceful’ figures reveal almost two die a week on Scotland’s streets

Senior figures working to tackle homelessness are calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently investigate the deaths of those who are homeless after new research revealed at least 94 men and women have died while homeless in Scotland in the last 12 months.

Published 9 October 2018

Benefits boost to help people begging in Glasgow city centre

People begging in Glasgow city centre will be helped to apply for benefits by a new roving digital inclusion officer, the local authority has announced.

Published 31 August 2018

New city centre hub to help Glasgow’s homeless

A new hub is being created in Glasgow city centre to help homeless people access a number of services in the same location.

Published 29 June 2018

Four associations appoint new tenancy support service provider

Homeless charity Simon Community Scotland has been appointed to provide a tenancy support service on behalf of four housing associations.

Published 21 May 2018

Loreburn Housing Association named Best Charity Employer for second year running

Dumfries and Galloway social landlord Loreburn Housing Association has been named Best Charity Employer at a major national recruitment awards for the second year in a row.

Published 24 April 2018

Homelessness charities come together for pioneering fundraising campaign

Six prominent Scottish homelessness charities have agreed to come together for the first time for a pioneering fundraising campaign.

Published 26 March 2018

Glasgow to host ‘Homeless Hackathon’

A major Hackathon will take place in Glasgow across the weekend of April 13-15 designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities.

Published 22 February 2018