Simon Community Scotland

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]