Simon Community Scotland

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

MSPs meet Glasgow’s female homeless community

Glasgow women facing a life on the streets met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee when they visited Simon Community Scotland and Legal Services Agency yesterday.

Published 28 February 2017

Rangers fans raise £52k for homeless after Ibrox sleep outs

Charitable Rangers fans have raised more than £52,000 following a series of sleep-outs to try combat homelessness.

Published 12 December 2016

Homelessness charity issues plea for sleeping bags

Over 500 sleeping bags are being sought by a Scots homelessness charity as part of a wider appeal urging the general public to donate rucksacks and handbags full of essential items, such as food, clothes and toiletries.

Published 14 November 2016

Pop-up restaurant backs homelessness charity’s rucksack and handbag appeal

A Glasgow pop-up restaurant has asked its customers to turn up with the intention of deliberately leaving their coats behind to donate to a good cause.

Published 8 November 2016

Simon Community Scotland marks 50 years of tackling homelessness

Homelessness is never a reason to celebrate, but being able to put homelessness behind you most certainly can be.

Published 30 September 2016

Charity urges volunteers to give up rooms to Glasgow’s young homeless

Young people in Glasgow facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the streets are to be provided an emergency bed for the night in a volunteer’s home rather than in a homelessness hostel.

Published 13 September 2016

Homelessness charity marking 50th anniversary

A practical attempt to tackle homelessness took place at a bicycle recycling workshop this week under the watchful eye of a charity marking its 50th birthday.

Published 2 September 2016

Charity to extend successful ‘spare room for homeless’ scheme in Scotland

An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow.

Published 6 January 2016