I Feel Part of Society – Simon Community Scotland

Our Street Support partner, Simon Community Scotland is becoming synonymous with Digital Inclusion.  Through their most recent Get Connected project, 500 people accessing homelessness services were connected to the digital world through the Get Connected model. The results from this are presented in this smashing report, ‘I Feel Part of Society’ – its name taken […]

Homelessness and Gambling Harm Toolkit – free resources

My name is Lauren and I am the Policy and Practice Lead for Gambling Harm at Simon Community. I have been researching gambling harm within our services for the past 14 months and working with organisations across the UK to share learning on how to support people experiencing gambling harm.  Last year, we were funded […]

Stories of Support – Get Connected 100

Have we been going on about Digital Inclusion loads recently? Yes. Do we sound like a broken record? We hope not. Is it because the more people we talk to and the more initiatives we hear about, the more we realise how absolutely crucial it is to those experiencing homelessness in a million different ways? […]

Launching Glasgow

Street Support Glasgow launched on January 21st!  Simon Community Scotland have loved working alongside Street Support Network to coordinate the rollout of Street Support Glasgow, which is such a simple yet vital tool for the city of Glasgow. There has been a real excitement about launching Street Support in Glasgow when introducing it to partner […]

The Access Hub celebrates one year of impact!

The Access Hub on Argyle Street has recently celebrated one year of impact. Opened on 30th September 2020 by Simon Community Scotland, the Hub has since provided over 24,000 face-to-face supports to around 3,000 individuals! The multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness has been imagined to […]

Simon Community Scotland’s Period Friendly Project

Simon Community Scotland’s Period Friendly Project provides free period products to anyone who menstruates and is experiencing homelessness in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. The Period Friendly Project aims to give people a ‘period of dignity’ providing sanitary products at a Period Friendly Point – safe clean toilets with access to warm water. Provision […]