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? […]
Stories of Support – Get Connected 100
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 […]
Santa Paws in Glasgow
It’s difficult to imagine that for some people a dog is the single most important, often the only, connection they have in their lives. We have sadly seen many instances where people will be told they cannot get accommodation unless they give up their dog. So at a time when people are at their […]
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 […]
Edinburgh Uni’s Research & Evaluation of Street Support Edinburgh
Street Support Network works online and offline, connecting and supporting local people and organisations to tackle homelessness. Our vision is a citizen-led network, where people with personal insight into homelessness, decision makers and people with resources co-create effective solutions together. Our website is a central place for people experiencing homelessness to Find Help and members of the public to Give Help. We also […]
Behind Street Support Edinburgh
Since the launch of Street Support, our team has been working hard behind the scene to make sure all support services in Edinburgh are well represented on our website and app. We are supported by a team of volunteers, as well as the staff at Simon Community Scotland and the University of Edinburgh to make […]
Street Support Network Launches in Edinburgh!
We are delighted to launch Street Support Edinburgh, a website (and App) that brings together people and organisations locally to tackle homelessness in Edinburgh. More than 30 organisations in Edinburgh have teamed up to launch Street Support Edinburgh this January. Street Support Edinburgh website is a central place online to find out about homelessness, see […]
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 […]