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 new welcome centre in Edinburgh has opened its doors for the winter season, providing warm food and sleeping facilities, immediate housing advice and wellbeing support to anyone facing rough sleeping.
The City of Edinburgh Council is meeting with public and third sector partners from across the city today to work towards preventing homelessness and providing those who are homeless with a settled and permanent home.
The City of Edinburgh Council’s homelessness task force will reconvene today to address how city-wide services can best help some of the most vulnerable people in Edinburgh, including those who are rough sleeping.
Two of Scotland's leading homeless charities have amalgamated to become one unified organisation. Glasgow-based Simon Community Scotland and Edinburgh’s Streetwork have joined forces in tackling homelessness, combining the two largest street outreach teams in the country.
People experiencing homelessness in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills so they can access opportunities presented online – thanks to an initiative being launched by two of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities. Edinburgh-based Streetwork and its sister charit
Just in time for Christmas, 20 emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh. The new accommodation has been set up by local homelessness charity Streetwork promising a secure place to stay for people rough sleeping in the capital, helping people get back on their feet ov
Kevin Guthrie As the Christmas countdown officially begins, Scotland's largest provider of homelessness services is asking the public to remember rough sleepers whilst shopping for gifts.
Lorraine McGrath, Simon Community Scotland and Streetwork CEO, with housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP and British Transport Police officers Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland and Streetwork launched a hypothermia awareness campaign yesterday with the help of housing minister Kevin Stewar
Simon Community Scotland staff and volunteers Brian Gallacher and Jamie Hughes A homelessness charity is asking the Scottish public to help its staff and volunteers save lives this winter, by looking out for the symptoms of hypothermia in rough sleepers and people on the street.
Scottish novelist Ian Rankin will today be joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in supporting a scheme that sees books being distributed to people who are rough sleeping in Edinburgh. The Inspector Rebus creator is backing an initiative adopted by local homelessness charity Streetwork which incl
An intrepid team of eleven fitness enthusiasts from employment law, HR and health & safety specialists Law At Work (LAW) took on the Rough Runner challenge to raise awareness and thousands of pounds for two homeless charities. In total, £2,225 was raised for Streetwork in Edinburgh and Lodging
Recommendations to house a new Inclusive Homelessness Service on the site of the former Panmure St Ann’s school have been approved by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB). The new operational base will allow the co-location of NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council and third sector agencie
Rough sleepers in Edinburgh are being handed portable mobile phone battery chargers to help ensure their phone is sufficiently powered up for what could be a lifesaving call to a support service. Edinburgh-based homelessness charity Streetwork has identified a relatively high level of mobile phone o
A wide range of recommendations published last week to tackle homelessness were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council yesterday. In a report to the local authority’s housing and economy committee the cross-party homelessness task force recommended a number of bold outcomes, which when impl