Simon Community Scotland

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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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Glasgow City Council is seeking views on a new draft strategy aimed at helping vulnerable people involved in street begging in the city. Public consultation on the document is underway and people are invited to study the strategy then contribute their views via the council's website.

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A new strategy which outlines measures to help people involved in street begging in Glasgow will go before councillors tomorrow ahead of public consultation. The draft strategy on Street Begging aims to improve the lives of people long term and help lift them out of poverty so they have no need to b

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Former Cruden Estates director Dan Donald, now a trustee for homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland, reveals how a career in construction is shaping a few of the charity’s recent successes. Why did you get involved with the Simon Community in the first place?

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