An already successful approach towards eradicating rough sleeping on the streets of Glasgow has been awarded a grant of over £400,000 to help maintain its work. The City Ambition Network (CAN) - a partnership involving key, city centre homelessness charities and statutory services - has received £
Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland In an open letter to cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance, twelve of Scotland lea
Glasgow women facing a life on the streets met with MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee when they visited Simon Community Scotland and Legal Services Agency yesterday. By speaking to women in housing crisis, and frontline street team staff, the MSPs explo
Charitable Rangers fans have raised more than £52,000 following a series of sleep-outs to try combat homelessness. About 200 supporters braved the cold and slept out overnight on the technical area at Ibrox Stadium in three events in November to raise money for the club’s charity foundation.
Moray Hunter Over 500 sleeping bags are being sought by a Scots homelessness charity as part of a wider appeal urging the general public to donate rucksacks and handbags full of essential items, such as food, clothes and toiletries.
A Glasgow pop-up restaurant has asked its customers to turn up with the intention of deliberately leaving their coats behind to donate to a good cause. Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland has launched an appeal urging members of the public to donate rucksacks and handbags stuffed with esse
Homelessness is never a reason to celebrate, but being able to put homelessness behind you most certainly can be. Yesterday the homelessness charity, Simon Community Scotland, marked its 50th anniversary by welcoming both current and former service users to what was described as a 'festival of commu
Young people in Glasgow facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the streets are to be provided an emergency bed for the night in a volunteer’s home rather than in a homelessness hostel. Homeless charity Simon Community Scotland has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to set up a network of
Caroleanne from Simon Community Scotland's Newlands service and Richard from The Bike Station A practical attempt to tackle homelessness took place at a bicycle recycling workshop this week under the watchful eye of a charity marking its 50th birthday.
An innovative scheme which places homeless youngsters in the public’s spare rooms is set to be expanded to Glasgow. Nightstop, run by charity Depaul, pairs homeless 16 to 25-year-olds with people who have offered their free bedrooms and is widely used in England, but currently has limited reach in