Simon Community Scotland



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

Free sanitary products offered to homeless women in Glasgow

A Glasgow charity which provides practical support for people who are homeless is to offer free sanitary products to combat ‘period poverty’ among the city’s growing number of female rough sleepers.

Published 23 August 2017

Edinburgh and Glasgow homeless charities appoint joint chief executive

Services for people sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow are expected to be improved following a deal struck between two charities specialising in ‘outreach work’.

Published 13 June 2017

Funding boost for successful initiative to eradicate homelessness in Glasgow

An already successful approach towards eradicating rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of over £400,000 to help maintain its work.

Published 18 April 2017

Homelessness efforts hampered by ‘lack of political leadership and urgency’, say charities

Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland

Published 4 April 2017