Janine Aitken, service lead for one of Simon Community Scotland's Men's Supported Accommodation Services in Glasgow, shares what she has learned in her first five months in the post. I have recently (approximately 5 months ago) taken up the post of Service Lead at Simon Community Scotland’s Me
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Specialist homelessness services provider Simon Community Scotland has launched its emergency Winter Crisis Appeal 2022 to help them provide support following a huge increase in demand for its services. In addition to ensuring they have the resource in their Street Teams, Hubs and Helpline, Simon Co
Charities and third sector organisations working with some of the most vulnerable people in the community can now access a multi-million-pound fund backed by the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) provides finance for improving lives by backing organisati
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
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.’
Scottish homelessness charities have joined a host of third sector organisations across the country to declare their opposition to the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill.
TSB has extended its pilot scheme that offers bank accounts to homeless people.
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
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
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.
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
A digital service to add to the support available for people in Edinburgh who are homeless has been developed by researchers and community partners, including leading Scottish homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland. The website and an accompanying app - called Street Support Edinburgh -provid
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
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.
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