Simon Community Scotland

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Simon Community Scotland's Megan Thomson details the sad loss of someone the charity's Intensive Outreach Support Team had been supporting for more than 10 years. We are always looking for good news stories and good outcomes to highlight the amazing work we do. Sadly today was not the day for t

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Simon Community Scotland (SCS) has teamed up with tech consultancy AND Digital to provide easy-to-access evidence-based harm reduction support, advice and resources to people using the charity’s services, through their first ever digital app called ‘By My Side.’

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Hugh Hill, director of services at Simon Community Scotland, discusses the importance of reading, as the organisation opened a library for people experiencing homelessness in Edinburgh earlier this week. Stories connect us, it's a simple truth. We all share stories, about our daily life, our holida

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Simon Community Scotland, a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland, has received £5 million of social investment from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) to purchase homes to help vulnerable people move away f

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Scottish councils doubled their use of bed and breakfast accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during the first few months of lockdown last year as part of the measures taken to protect people during the coronavirus pandemic, new official statistics have revealed.

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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. By the charity's own estimations, rough sleeping in the cap

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An initiative which provides free books and connects with people experiencing homelessness through stories is appealing for funds to help more people recover from life on the streets this winter, and beyond. This Christmas, Streetreads aims to open up worlds of mystery and history, romance and

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Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland has launched an urgent appeal for financial donations to give hope, safety and comfort to the nation’s most vulnerable people this winter. A similar appeal last year saw large donations of clothing, toiletries and snacks, as well as cash.

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Thirty organisations in Scotland that care about homelessness, including charities, leading academics and people with lived experience, are today calling on political parties, MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to get behind a ten-year plan to end homelessness. As

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Simon Community Scotland has linked up with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity to launch a brand-new initiative to increase dog-friendly accommodation options for homeless dog owners in Scotland. Currently, many emergency and temporary accommodation providers do not accept dogs, le

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