Social Bite

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

Sleep in the Park donations already paying dividends for Edinburgh’s homeless

Money raised from the Sleep in the Park charity sleep-out next month is to go towards ensuring no one has to sleep rough in Edinburgh over the winter, according to organisers.

Published 22 November 2017

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