Simon Community Scotland



Simon Community Scotland issues urgent appeal for funds

A Scottish charity seeking to ensure that homeless people are kept safe from coronavirus – by finding them accommodation in dedicated hotel space – has issued an urgent appeal to help make it happen.

Published 25 March 2020

Charity awarded £300k to provide hotel accommodation for rough sleepers

Simon Community Scotland has been awarded £300,000 of Scottish Government funding to purchase hotel accommodation to house homeless people in Edinburgh and Glasgow to keep them safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 March 2020

Contactless donation scheme launched for Glasgow street beggars

Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with third sector organisations, businesses, Glasgow City Council and the city's Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to launch a new alternative giving scheme for people involved in street begging.

Published 4 March 2020

Dogs permitted to stay with owners at Glasgow homeless shelter

Glasgow City Mission has introduced a scheme to allow dogs to stay with their owners through the night at its Winter Night Shelter.

Published 27 January 2020

New film launched to raise awareness of Simon Community Scotland’s Nightstop service

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland has launched a powerful new film to raise awareness of its Nightstop project.

Published 8 January 2020

Kingdom delivers festive cheer across the Central Belt

Fife-based Kingdom Housing Association rounded off a year of 40th anniversary celebrations by delivering some festive cheer across the Central Belt.

Published 20 December 2019

Glasgow lawyers donate £3,000 to homeless charities

A law firm in Glasgow is donating a share of £3,000 to three local charities this Christmas, as part of the firm’s commitment to relieving poverty and suffering among people who are homeless during the festive season.

Published 13 December 2019

Story Scotland supports people experiencing homelessness by volunteering with Simon Community Scotland

A team from civil engineering and plant supply company Story Scotland eschewed their usual Christmas video and instead dedicated their time to helping people experiencing homelessness in the run-up to Christmas.

Published 9 December 2019

Amazon shoppers urged to buy a gift for Simon Community Scotland

Christmas gifts that might help people who are homeless are being requested by one of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.

Published 2 December 2019

Charity launches new guidance to support homeless people and their pets

The vital role dogs can play in the lives of people who are homeless – including providing companionship and a reason to exercise – is being recognised in new guidance on how landlords and local authority offices respond to homeless people and their pets.

Published 27 November 2019

Glasgow charities call for homeless shelter to open early amid cold snap

Charities in Glasgow are urging Glasgow City Council to open its winter shelter early after a cold snap has caused temperatures to fall below freezing.

Published 19 November 2019

Deacon Blue star backs Nightstop homelessness campaign

Deacon Blue star Lorraine McIntosh has announced her support for Simon Community Scotland's Nightstop campaign which offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

Published 17 October 2019

Preventing homelessness could start at primary school

Routinely talking to primary school children about homelessness could prevent such problems later in life, according to the Homeless Network.

Published 4 October 2019

Glasgow City Council helps homeless people claim over £500,000 in benefits

Homeless people have been helped by Glasgow City Council to apply for more than £500,000 in benefits.

Published 3 October 2019

Far-right group accused of targeting homeless people in Glasgow

Homelessness charities have raised concerns that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda.

Published 16 July 2019