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
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
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
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
Two of Scotland's leading homeless charities have amalgamated to become one unified organisation.
Published 11 April 2019
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