Simon Community Scotland
Simon Community Scotland, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland, has received £5 million of social investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to purchase homes to help vulnerable people move away from homelessness.
Published 2 June 2021
Scottish councils doubled their use of bed and breakfast accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the first few months of lockdown last year as part of the measures taken to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic, new official statistics have revealed.
Published 24 March 2021
Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland is making a concerted effort to completely eliminate rough sleeping in Edinburgh, by providing bikes to its volunteer support teams, so they can see more people in any given period of time.
Published 4 March 2021
A digital service to add to the support available for people in Edinburgh who are homeless has been developed by researchers and community partners, including leading Scottish homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.
Published 25 January 2021
An initiative which provides free books and connects with people experiencing homelessness through stories is appealing for funds to help more people recover from life on the streets this winter, and beyond.
Published 10 December 2020
Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland has launched an urgent appeal for financial donations to give hope, safety and comfort to the nation’s most vulnerable people this winter.
Published 7 December 2020
Thirty organisations in Scotland that care about homelessness, including charities, leading academics and people with lived experience, are today calling on political parties, MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to get behind a ten-year plan to end homelessness.
Published 1 December 2020
Eleven housing association projects have received funding from the Scottish Government’s £1.5 million Homelessness Prevention Fund to support projects that contribute to reducing child poverty and preventing homelessness.
Published 24 November 2020
Simon Community Scotland has linked up with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to launch a brand-new initiative to increase dog-friendly accommodation options for homeless dog owners in Scotland.
Published 27 October 2020
The calm efficiency and first-class service that guests of a modern, boutique hotel might reasonably expect is to be provided in a brand-new multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Published 25 September 2020
Glasgow City Council is seeking views on a new draft strategy aimed at helping vulnerable people involved in street begging in the city.
Published 25 September 2020
A new strategy which outlines measures to help people involved in street begging in Glasgow will go before councillors tomorrow ahead of public consultation.
Published 2 September 2020
Former Cruden Estates director Dan Donald, now a trustee for homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland, reveals how a career in construction is shaping a few of the charity’s recent successes.
Published 27 July 2020
In the last four months since lockdown, Simon Community Scotland’s staff, volunteers and partners have supported 2,500 people experiencing homelessness or the risk of homelessness, including virtually eradicating rough sleeping for the first 14 days of lockdown from the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh for the first time in decades.
Published 23 July 2020
Cycling Scotland staff have been getting on their bikes in lockdown to support homeless people in Glasgow.
Published 14 July 2020