Social Bite

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

Work starts on Social Bite’s homeless village with first residents expected by Christmas

The houses for Social Bite’s new village are now under construction with members of Edinburgh’s homeless community expected to be onsite before Christmas this year, Social Bite co-founder, Josh Littlejohn MBE, confirmed today.

Published 19 July 2017

Social Bite boss Josh Littlejohn receives honorary degree

Entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn, who founded Social Bite – a growing chain of sandwich shops run as a social business – will receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh today.

Published 5 July 2017

CEO sleep-out raises over £500,000 for Social Bite’s homeless village

A sponsored sleep-out by CEOs of businesses across Scotland has raised over £500,000 to build accommodation for the homeless.

Published 11 January 2017

Social Bite’s homeless village plan labelled ‘well-intentioned but ineffective’

Homelessness policy experts have criticised a charity’s plan to build Scotland’s first homeless village as well-intentioned but likely to be ineffective in helping rough sleepers.

Published 9 January 2017

Social Bite founder Josh Littlejohn awarded MBE

The entrepreneur who set up the Social Bite sandwich chain which helps the homeless has received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Published 6 January 2017

CEOs camp out to help build village for homeless people

The CEOs of businesses across Scotland took to the streets last night to join a host of influential people sleeping out to raise money to build a homeless village in Edinburgh.

Published 16 December 2016

MacRoberts MP braves the cold for Social Bite’s CEO Sleepout

Armed with only a sleeping bag each, John MacMillan, MacRoberts managing partner and Laura Wilson, the firm’s marketing director will brave a cold December night to help raise vital funds for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people.

Published 8 December 2016

Richard Jennings appointed managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar

Richard Jennings has been appointed managing director at Castle Rock Edinvar after Alistair Steele announced he was to step down from the role at the end of the year.

Published 29 November 2016

Social Bite team to build Scotland's first homeless village

The team behind Social Bite is working with EDI Group, City of Edinburgh Council and other homelessness charities on Scotland's first homeless village.

Published 24 November 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Social Bite restaurant to support Scotland’s homeless

Oscar winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio visited a new restaurant in Edinburgh yesterday which was set up to provide food, training and employment opportunities for homeless people in Scotland.

Published 18 November 2016

Chance to win lunch with Leonardo DiCaprio and raise money for homelessness in one go

Homeless charity sandwich shop Social Bite has launched a competition to win a VIP lunch with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Published 27 October 2016

First homeless guests dine in style at Edinburgh restaurant

Homeless people in Edinburgh have been treated to a fine dining meal at a chic new restaurant for the first time.

Published 18 October 2016