Simon Community Scotland



Story Scotland supports people experiencing homelessness by volunteering with Simon Community Scotland

A team from civil engineering and plant supply company Story Scotland eschewed their usual Christmas video and instead dedicated their time to helping people experiencing homelessness in the run-up to Christmas.

Published 9 December 2019

Amazon shoppers urged to buy a gift for Simon Community Scotland

Christmas gifts that might help people who are homeless are being requested by one of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.

Published 2 December 2019

Charity launches new guidance to support homeless people and their pets

The vital role dogs can play in the lives of people who are homeless – including providing companionship and a reason to exercise – is being recognised in new guidance on how landlords and local authority offices respond to homeless people and their pets.

Published 27 November 2019

Glasgow charities call for homeless shelter to open early amid cold snap

Charities in Glasgow are urging Glasgow City Council to open its winter shelter early after a cold snap has caused temperatures to fall below freezing.

Published 19 November 2019

Deacon Blue star backs Nightstop homelessness campaign

Deacon Blue star Lorraine McIntosh has announced her support for Simon Community Scotland's Nightstop campaign which offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

Published 17 October 2019

Preventing homelessness could start at primary school

Routinely talking to primary school children about homelessness could prevent such problems later in life, according to the Homeless Network.

Published 4 October 2019

Glasgow City Council helps homeless people claim over £500,000 in benefits

Homeless people have been helped by Glasgow City Council to apply for more than £500,000 in benefits.

Published 3 October 2019

Far-right group accused of targeting homeless people in Glasgow

Homelessness charities have raised concerns that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda.

Published 16 July 2019

Simon Community Scotland boosted by law firm donation

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland (SCS) has received a boost after the Glasgow office of law firm Irwin Mitchell raised £6,555 to support its work.

Published 20 June 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

New figures take homeless death toll to 139 in 18 months

At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics.

Published 12 March 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

Homelessness charities join new initiative which offers practical help for beggars in Glasgow

Glasgow is to set up an Alternative Giving scheme to help transform the lives of people of who participate in begging.

Published 7 February 2019

COLAB launches Christmas gift appeal in collaboration with Simon Community Scotland

A Glasgow hub for retailers, entrepreneurs and local creatives has launched a Christmas appeal with Simon Community Scotland to gift homeless people with the essentials they need to survive the winter in the city.

Published 12 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