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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

Homelessness charities come together for pioneering fundraising campaign

Six prominent Scottish homelessness charities have agreed to come together for the first time for a pioneering fundraising campaign.

Published 26 March 2018

Glasgow to host ‘Homeless Hackathon’

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

Ministers pledge immediate actions to tackle rough sleeping this winter

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

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

Home Office ‘threatening to arrest and deport homeless people in Edinburgh’

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