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Inspiring Stories from Simon Community Scotland.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rucksack & Handbag Appeal 2016

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

Volunteering Making Change Our Friends Staff Stories

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.

Volunteering Our Friends

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

Making Change

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!

Volunteering Staff Stories

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…

Making Change

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…

Finding Hope Digital Stories

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…

Finding Hope Volunteering

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…

Finding Hope Volunteering