Scottish ministers are to take part in the world’s biggest ever sleep out next month to help raise money to eradicate homelessness in Scotland. Deputy First Minister John Swinney will join more than 7,000 people for the Sleep in the Park fundraiser in Edinburgh on December 9, alongside community s
The suitably attired Cruden Group Sleep in the Park team: (from left) Gill Henry, Mike Robinson, Frank Gallagher, Hazel Davies and Amy Jenkinson Five intrepid staff members from The Cruden Group have volunteered to brave a chilly Scottish winter night by sleeping rough in Social Bite’s Sleep in th
Money raised from the Sleep in the Park charity sleep-out next month is to go towards ensuring no one has to sleep rough in Edinburgh over the winter, according to organisers. Event organiser Social Bite has donated £25,000 of the funds already accumulated to Bethany Christian Trust's winter care s
Josh Littlejohn MBE alongside Scottish Rugby participants in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens (from left: Graeme Beveridge, Josh Littlejohn, Gordon Lyon, Darren Burns and Al Kellock) Prominent figures at Scottish Rugby will come together on Saturday 9 December for Social Bite’s Sleep in t
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and several of its members will be part of a 9,000-strong crowd that will sleep in the cold for one night in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens in aid of Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park. The mission of the event is to create a movement to er
(from left) Back row: Sally Spence, Amanda Miller, Susan Turner, Tammy Connolly, Karen McDade, Cathie Brown, Willie Frew, Irene Wielbo.Front row: Lauren Upton, Carol Robertson, Hilary Scott, Claire Wilson (absent from photo) Twelve of Eildon Housing Association’s staff members are volunteering to
DUSA President Sean O'Connor (left) with Principal Pete Downes, who is also participating in Sleep in the Park Up to 50 students at the University of Dundee can participate in Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park next month after a deal was agreed with the students’ union.
The Weslo team (from left) Marion Reynolds, Lynn Close, Arthur Davren, Evelyn Hope and Liz Jarvis (who will be replaced by Jennifer Main) A hardy team from Weslo Housing Management aims to make a difference by taking part in the world’s biggest sleep out on December 9 in West Princes Street Garden
Social Bite has published a new study focussed on eradicating homelessness in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee. The report by researchers at Heriot-Watt University gives a detailed breakdown of homelessness statistics in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee and a clear roadmap of how to co
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.
(from left) Aaron Hughes, Ann Budge, Gary Locke, Josh Littlejohn, Simon Murray, Leeann Dempster and Brandon Barker Edinburgh’s biggest football clubs will come together on December 9 to Sleep in the Park and raise money for homeless people across Scotland.
Gill Henry, head of business development at The Cruden Group and project director of the Social Bite Village In February of this year, Gill Henry, head of business development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of project director for the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh.
Josh Littlejohn MBE launched world's largest ever sleep-out last month Over 2,000 people have signed up to sleep rough in Edinburgh this December as part of Sleep in the Park, raising £500,000 in just three weeks since launching the event on August 30.