5 Ways We Tackled Homelessness in Edinburgh Under COVID-19 Lockdown

On the 23rd March 2020 Scotland went into lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone with one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in post-war Britain. For people experiencing homelessness the challenge was even greater. Having nowhere to self-isolate meant more risk of becoming ill with the virus or spreading it. The services people relied […]

Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts provide 250,000 meals to Edinburgh’s vulnerable residents

Leith-based Community Interest Company, Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts has provided over 250,000 fresh, healthy meals to people in Edinburgh during the Covid-19 pandemic. Founded in April as a direct response to the coronavirus crisis, Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts provides safe access to healthy food for local residents who would otherwise go hungry. They rescue surplus […]

Partnership working to end homelessness together in Edinburgh

We are proud of our famous city for the historical castle that dominates the skyline, an international arts festival attracting millions of visitors every summer and many hills with sweeping views. It is fantastic to live in such a vibrant place and yet Edinburgh is also a city that lacks affordable housing and leaves some […]

University steps up support for Streetwork during Covid-19 crisis

The University of Edinburgh has been playing its part to support vulnerable rough sleepers by working with local charity Streetwork. The University has donated face masks to ensure frontline workers have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used its vans to collect food, and worked with its contractor Balfour Beatty to arrange a donation of toiletries. A […]