Simon Community Scotland



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

Charity to distribute portable phone chargers to Glasgow’s homeless

Rough sleepers in Glasgow are being handed portable mobile phone battery chargers to help ensure their phone is sufficiently powered up for what could be a lifesaving call to a support service.

Published 15 February 2018

Homeless charity seeking unwanted Christmas presents

Simon Community Scotland is urging people to support rough sleepers this winter by re-gifting unwanted Christmas gift items such as warm clothing, underwear and toiletries.

Published 23 January 2018

Volunteer hosts to offer spare rooms to young people facing homelessness in Glasgow

Spare rooms in people’s homes in Glasgow are to be made available to young people facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the street, under a new initiative launch today by homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.

Published 19 January 2018

Members of expert group on homelessness revealed as work begins in earnest

A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

Published 5 October 2017

UK’s first pedal-powered homeless outreach service launched in Glasgow

Rough sleepers who have chosen to avoid Glasgow city centre are to be supported by a charity whose volunteers will be able to reach them by bicycle.

Published 20 September 2017

Fundraising gig to combat homelessness in Glasgow

Drygate Glasgow is holding a special event this month to raise money for homeless charities in our city.

Published 11 September 2017

Glasgow City Mission to buy homes for city’s homeless in ‘radical’ new project

Homelessness charity Glasgow City Mission is taking “radical” steps to address the growing problem of rough sleeping in the city by purchasing homes to get people off the streets.

Published 4 September 2017

Participants sought for Big Ibrox Sleep Outs

The Rangers Charity Foundation’s Big Ibrox Sleep Outs are to return this year to once again support projects which tackle homelessness in Glasgow.

Published 29 August 2017