Simon Community Scotland launches Street Cycles team in Edinburgh

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland is making a concerted effort to completely eliminate rough sleeping in Edinburgh, by providing bikes to its volunteer support teams, so they can see more people in any given period of time.

Published 4 March 2021

Edinburgh opens new winter welcome centre for rough sleepers

A new welcome centre in Edinburgh has opened its doors for the winter season, providing warm food and sleeping facilities, immediate housing advice and wellbeing support to anyone facing rough sleeping.

Published 12 October 2020

Edinburgh council to host event to tackle homelessness

The City of Edinburgh Council is meeting with public and third sector partners from across the city today to work towards preventing homelessness and providing those who are homeless with a settled and permanent home.

Published 9 October 2019

Edinburgh reconvenes homelessness task force to address rough sleeping

The City of Edinburgh Council’s homelessness task force will reconvene today to address how city-wide services can best help some of the most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, including those who are rough sleeping.

Published 15 August 2019

Simon Community Scotland to amalgamate with Streetwork

Two of Scotland's leading homeless charities have amalgamated to become one unified organisation.

Published 11 April 2019

Key digital skills to be provided to people who are homeless

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

Emergency accommodation for Edinburgh homeless opening just in time for Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh.

Published 21 December 2018

Scots Hollywood star backs charity homelessness Christmas appeal

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 campaign ‘has the potential to save lives’, says housing minister

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

Housing minister backs winter campaign to help homeless people ‘Stay Warm, Stay Safe’

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

Ian Rankin backs initiative to provide books to Edinburgh’s rough sleepers

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

LAW’ers raise thousands for homeless charities in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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

New Inclusive Homelessness Service plans approved in Edinburgh

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

Charity to distribute portable mobile chargers to Edinburgh’s rough sleepers

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

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