Cyrenians

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Businesses in Edinburgh city centre are to help fund police officers and charity workers to address issues of homelessness and begging in the area. Essential Edinburgh, the organisation which runs the city’s central Business Improvement District (BID), said the investment will go towards a multi-a

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Cyrenians CEO Ewan Aitken outlines his questions for candidates in the upcoming council elections. The news that we face a snap Westminster election fills me with, at best, mixed emotions. I relish the opportunity to challenge the philosophy which has brought us welfare reforms that are demonstrably

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A Scottish charity has launched a new Facebook Messenger “bot” to teach Scots about the real causes of homelessness amongst young people after research found nearly half believe it is through choice or a refusal to accept assistance. The new poll, commissioned by Cyrenians, found 15% of Scots be

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Putting people with lived experience of homelessness at the centre of the solution is key, writes Ewan Aitken as he blogs on Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness Conference. I was very pleased to be asked to chair the Shelter Scotland Homelessness Conference last week. It’s the kind of thing I really

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The Cyrenians charity has launched a new venture in partnership with the St Martin-in-the-Fields charity designed to bring together workers on the frontline of homelessness in Edinburgh. The St Martin’s Frontline Network will provide a space for mutual support, sharing best practice, and engaging

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Cyrenians chief executive Ewan Aitken, second from right, congratulates Bert Robberechts, Clement Luciani, King Him Fung and Callum Barclay Students from Edinburgh Napier University have showcased their creative skills at a 24 hour event aimed at tackling homelessness in the city.

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A new poll published by a Scottish charity seeking to challenge public perceptions of those in need has found that more than a quarter of Scots believe poverty is a result of laziness. Commissioned by Cyrenians, the survey found that 28 per cent believed poverty was a result of laziness on the part

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Poverty charity Cyrenians has been awarded Living Wage status. The charity, which supports those excluded from family, home, work or community, has 110 staff who deliver services in seven local authority areas as well as providing training across the country through its Scottish Centre for Conflict

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