Social Bite

RICS leaders join sleep out to help end youth homelessness

RICS chief executive, Sean Tompkins, and incoming RICS president, Chris Brooke FRICS, will take part in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park as part of RICS’ Pledge 150 campaign.

Published 25 October 2018

Langstane staff prepare to sleep in the park

Staff from Langstane Housing Association’s social justice team, together with a like-minded colleague from WorkingRite, will join 12,000 other participants under the stars as part of Social Bite’s ‘Sleep in the Park’.

Published 17 October 2018

Nicola Sturgeon pledges £6.5m funding boost for Housing First

Vulnerable people with complex needs who need help to get into settled accommodation are to be supported by funding of up to £6.5 million, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Published 10 October 2018

Housing First delivers ‘whole new life’ for long term homeless in Glasgow

Fifty-four long term homeless people in Glasgow have been handed the keys to "a whole new life" thanks to a Housing First approach to addressing homelessness.

Published 8 October 2018

Frightened Rabbit and Lulu join Sleep in the Park 2018 line-up

Sleep in the Park organisers Social Bite and Unique Events have unveiled more details of the event which hopes to see 12,000 people sleep-out in four cities around Scotland in December and raise £6 million.

Published 31 August 2018

RICS joins Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park to help fight youth homelessness in Scotland

RICS, as part of its Pledge 150 campaign, has joined forces with Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park to help reduce homelessness among young people in Scotland.

Published 30 August 2018

Housing First fund takes ‘significant step’ with first wave of new support

Five projects that will aim to help hundreds of homeless people across five cities in Scotland off the streets and into a secure tenancy with support have been awarded the first wave of support from the Housing First Scotland Fund.

Published 7 August 2018

Social Bite makes £100,000 donation to Scottish homelessness charities

A total of 45 different homeless charities throughout Scotland are to share £100,000 of funding thanks to a number of donations made by Social Bite.

Published 13 July 2018

Sustainable building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic gains new investment

Centrica Innovations has announced a £400,000 investment into sustainable modular buildings manufacturer Carbon Dynamic.

Published 29 June 2018

Social Bite announces nationwide sleep out

Charity Social Bite has announced a return of its mass sleep out to aid efforts to prevent homelessness with events in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee in December.

Published 27 June 2018

Go Big and Go Home: Conference to hear of Scotland’s Housing First expansion

Scotland is in the spotlight today as nearly 250 people gather at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference.

Published 26 June 2018

Edinburgh council agrees bold outcomes to tackle homelessness

A wide range of recommendations published last week to tackle homelessness were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council yesterday.

Published 8 June 2018

Number of homeless people in hostels ‘up by 43%’

The number of homeless households in hostel accommodation in Scotland has increased by 43% since 2010, a new report has found.

Published 4 June 2018

Social Bite officially launches Edinburgh homeless village

Social enterprise Social Bite has officially launched its village in Edinburgh which aims to tackle homelessness by providing a safe living environment for around 20 people per year.

Published 17 May 2018

Social Bite homeless village welcomes final two nest houses

The final two nest houses have been delivered to the site of the Social Bite village in Granton, Edinburgh as the countdown begins to its opening.

Published 26 April 2018