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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rucksack & Handbag Appeal 2016

On December the 4th we held our very first Simon Community Scotland Rucksack and Handbag Appeal

Monday, January 18, 2016

Trusty Paws dog clinic

Trusty Paws is a clinic for dogs owned by people who are homeless. It runs monthly at our Hub on London Road.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Eagerly Awaited SDS Research Report Launch!

Researchers Ashley Young and Glenda Meechan release the report on their pilot looking into Self Directed Support in Homelessness

Monday, September 7, 2015

MAMiLs and proud

An adventurous tale as Hugh Hill (our Director of Services and Development) and friends cycle up Mont Ventoux to raise money for our Nightstop service.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Doing the right thing – making life better!

Nicola Sturgeon MSP joins us to celebrate the official opening of Maxwell Drive and our status as a ‘Scottish Living Wage’ employer.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hear about Melissa’s journey with the Simon Community

From student placement at Govenhill to working alongside the men living at our Castlemilk Service. Hear about Melissa’s journey with the Simon Community, Student placement and then a job!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon Puts The Spotlight on Homelessness

This year we have been honoured and delighted to have received input from Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. In January she visited our Maxwell Drive service and then delivered the keynote ad…

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Launching Something New

A new era has arrived in the life of the Simon Community in Scotland. We are building on a long legacy of working alongside the most vulnerable and excluded people to combat and the causes and effects…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Journey From Maryhill To Maxwell Drive

When Glasgow City Council found new premises to replace the Maryhill Project, the women were delighted to move to Maxwell Drive. This new location is a large sandstone detached villa. It has similarit…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Moving On: Hear Our Stories

Everyone has their own story to tell. This digital story – with recordings and pictures – was created by four people who use our services. They tell us a bit about their journey and the challenges the…

Friday, December 12, 2014

Better By Design: Making A Movement

Better by Design is, at its heart, about co-production and making positive changes. It involves working creatively, with shared responsibility, to bring all our skills and capabilities together to mak…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carly's Story: From Prison to Presentations!

Growing up was difficult and quite chaotic at times. I remember feeling really ashamed and didn't like myself. I saw the world as a hostile place. I quickly learned if I shouted louder and fought bett…

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sarah Jane: Finding New Confidence And Skills

I was working on my recovery when I came across the Simon Community. They were doing interviews for a training programme for volunteers. I was unsure whether or not I was ready to try this because I h…

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ellis' Story: Moving On

I came to Glasgow 12 years ago from Manchester for a two-week holiday. I never went back because I met my future wife and step children. We had a good a life together and a solid relationship for 10 y…

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Young Apprentices From City Building Become Our 'First Friends'

Six young apprentices from Glasgow-based construction company, City Building, have played their part in helping us ‘do more’ for the people we support. The apprentices, who are learning skills in a n…