Social Bite

600 rough sleepers to be offered housing through Social Bite campaign

Around 600 of Scotland’s most vulnerable rough sleepers are to be provided with homes and continuing support to sustain their tenancies under an imitative launched by social enterprise Social Bite.

Published 21 February 2018

Josh Littlejohn MBE to deliver 4th Annual John Wheatley Lecture

Parkhead Housing Association is delighted to announce that Josh Littlejohn MBE will deliver the 4th Annual John Wheatley Lecture on 25th October 2018.

Published 19 February 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to visit Social Bite

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to visit the Social Bite social enterprise in Edinburgh during the couple’s first official joint visit to Scotland next week.

Published 7 February 2018

Social Bite fundraising campaign tops £4m for homelessness in Scotland

A festive fundraising campaign to tackle homelessness in Scotland which saw thousands of people sleep rough for a night in Edinburgh has raised more than £4 million.

Published 3 January 2018

Kingdom Housing Association raises £10k for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park

Three teams of staff members from Kingdom Housing Association took part in the world’s largest ever sleep out at the weekend, raising a staggering £10,264.65 to tackle homelessness in the process.

Published 15 December 2017

Eildon’s Sub-Zero Heroes battle the elements to raise over £5,000 for Social Bite

Twelve of Eildon’s housing staff volunteered to sleep rough in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in the world’s biggest ever planned sleep-out on Saturday 9 December, alongside celebrities and sports personalities and figures from across all political parties.

Published 14 December 2017

Almost 500 homes allocated to homeless people as Sleep in the Park raises £3.6m

Two of Scotland largest housing providers have committed 475 homes to be allocated to homeless people across the central belt in the wake of the world biggest sleepout, which raised a minimum of £3.6 million to help end homelessness in the country.

Published 11 December 2017

Team Cairn ready for Sleep in the Park

Staff from Cairn Housing Association have smashed through their own fundraising target for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park event this weekend.

Published 6 December 2017

Calling all Sleep in the Park participants

With less than a week to go until Social Bite's Sleep in the Park, Scottish Housing News is encouraging those taking part to get in touch on the night and share their stories.

Published 4 December 2017

Construction work starts as homeless village begins to take shape

Diggers have moved on to the site of a new homeless village in Edinburgh being delivered by social enterprise sandwich chain Social Bite.

Published 4 December 2017

Pentland Housing Association housing officer set for Sleep in the Park

Pentland Housing Association housing officer, Yvonne Gunn, is preparing to participate in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park next week, her second sleep-out event in a matter of weeks.

Published 1 December 2017

Fairfield trio join Sleep in the Park

Fairfield Housing Co-operative’s corporate manager Susan Bell, finance officer Joyce Clark and housing officer Helen Ross are the latest housing professionals to sign up to Sleep in the Park in Princess Gardens on December 9.

Published 30 November 2017

Cyrenians appoints manager for Social Bite Village

Homelessness and inclusion charity Cyrenians has appointed a manager for the Social Bite Village set to provide a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness.

Published 29 November 2017

Scottish ministers join Sleep in the Park

Scottish ministers are to take part in the world’s biggest ever sleep out next month to help raise money to eradicate homelessness in Scotland.

Published 24 November 2017

Cruden Group staff sleep rough for charity

Five intrepid staff members from The Cruden Group have volunteered to brave a chilly Scottish winter night by sleeping rough in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park event to raise funds to help eradicate homelessness in Scotland within the next five years.

Published 24 November 2017