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Scottish Rugby to tackle homelessness at world’s biggest sleep out

Prominent figures at Scottish Rugby will come together on Saturday 9 December for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park, the world’s biggest ever sleep out.

Published 20 November 2017

SFHA to Sleep in the Park to help eradicate homelessness

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and several of its members will be part of a 9,000-strong crowd that will sleep in the cold for one night in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in aid of Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park.

Published 16 November 2017

Eildon’s Sub-Zero Heroes prepare to Sleep in the Park

Twelve of Eildon Housing Association’s staff members are volunteering to participate in Social Bite’s mass sleep-out to raise funds to help eradicate homelessness.

Published 15 November 2017

Dundee students union given 50 free tickets to Sleep in the Park

Up to 50 students at the University of Dundee can participate in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park next month after a deal was agreed with the students’ union.

Published 14 November 2017

Hardy Weslo crew aims to change lives and make a difference

A hardy team from Weslo Housing Management aims to make a difference by taking part in the world’s biggest sleep out on December 9 in West Princes Street Gardens.

Published 8 November 2017

Social Bite launches report on 'Housing First' strategy

Social Bite has published a new study focussed on eradicating homelessness in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Published 1 November 2017

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

Hibs and Hearts join forces for Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park

Edinburgh’s biggest football clubs will come together on December 9 to Sleep in the Park and raise money for homeless people across Scotland.

Published 28 September 2017

Blog: Project management – like never before! The technical team behind the Social Bite Village

In February of this year, Gill Henry, head of business development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of project director for the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh.

Published 26 September 2017

Sleep in the Park hits £500,000 milestone in less than a month

Over 2,000 people have signed up to sleep rough in Edinburgh this December as part of Sleep in the Park, raising £500,000 in just three weeks since launching the event on August 30.

Published 25 September 2017

Kingdom Housing Association staff sleeping out to help the homeless

A team of staff from Kingdom Housing Association are to take part in a charity sleep-out to help the homeless.

Published 18 September 2017

SHN editor joins the world’s largest sleep-out

Scottish Housing News’ very own editor Kieran Findlay is sleeping out to raise money for Social Bite’s mission to help eradicate homelessness in Scotland within five years.

Published 7 September 2017

Social Bite launches Live Aid-style sleep-out with mission to eradicate homelessness in Scotland

Thousands of participants have been invited to the world’s largest ever sleep-out event in Edinburgh city centre with the aim of raising £4 million and catalyse a movement to eradicate homelessness in Scotland within five years.

Published 31 August 2017

Social Bite showcases prototype eco house during Edinburgh Festival

The prototype of a home which will be built in a new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh is on show in St Andrews Square during the Edinburgh Festival.

Published 11 August 2017

‘Fit Homes’ partnership welcomes housing minister to Invergordon factory

Modular housing pioneer Carbon Dynamic welcomed minister for local government and housing, Kevin Stewart MSP, to its Invergordon factory yesterday where it’s currently developing Saltire Award-winning ‘Fit Homes’ in partnership with Albyn Housing Society and NHS Highland.

Published 26 July 2017