People experiencing homelessness in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills so they can access opportunities presented online – thanks to an initiative being launched by two of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.
Published 7 March 2019
Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh.
Published 21 December 2018
As the Christmas countdown officially begins, Scotland's largest provider of homelessness services is asking the public to remember rough sleepers whilst shopping for gifts.
Published 30 November 2018
Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland and Streetwork launched a hypothermia awareness campaign yesterday with the help of housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP.
Published 22 November 2018
A homelessness charity is asking the Scottish public to help its staff and volunteers save lives this winter, by looking out for the symptoms of hypothermia in rough sleepers and people on the street.
Published 21 November 2018
Scottish novelist Ian Rankin will today be joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in supporting a scheme that sees books being distributed to people who are rough sleeping in Edinburgh.
Published 11 October 2018
An intrepid team of eleven fitness enthusiasts from employment law, HR and health & safety specialists Law At Work (LAW) took on the Rough Runner challenge to raise awareness and thousands of pounds for two homeless charities.
Published 11 September 2018
Recommendations to house a new Inclusive Homelessness Service on the site of the former Panmure St Ann’s school have been approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB).
Published 8 August 2018
Rough sleepers in Edinburgh are being handed portable mobile phone battery chargers to help ensure their phone is sufficiently powered up for what could be a lifesaving call to a support service.
Published 24 July 2018
A wide range of recommendations published last week to tackle homelessness were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council yesterday.
Published 8 June 2018
Six prominent Scottish homelessness charities have agreed to come together for the first time for a pioneering fundraising campaign.
Published 26 March 2018
A major Hackathon will take place in Glasgow across the weekend of April 13-15 designed to find practical ways of tackling the homeless situation in Scotland’s major cities.
Published 22 February 2018
New actions recommended by the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group to further tackle rough sleeping this winter are to be put into place thanks to new funds.
Published 29 November 2017
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
Charities and legal experts have raised serious concerns following reports that the Home Office is threatening to arrest and deport homeless people sleeping on the streets of Edinburgh.
Published 16 June 2017