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Simon Community Scotland

Simon Community Scotland Winter Crisis Appeal 2022

No one chooses homelessness. This winter, the risk of homelessness is greater than ever before. The cost of living crisis is taking a grip on the country & we are seeing a huge increase in demand for our support services. Please help us if you can.
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We are seeing an overwhelming increase in the need for our support this winter.

We are on the Frontline. Last winter our Street Teams were able to prevent 1,600 people from rough sleeping.

Our Edinburgh & Glasgow Support Hubs provide information, advice, support, care and outreach services to thousands of people each month who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Our 24 hour helplines are currently receiving over 700 calls a week.

We need to keep all this going. We need to be able to do more.

We urgently want to be able to provide Crisis Packs to 1,000 people to keep them safe and warm this Winter. Each Pack could contain essential items such as:

£5 worth of toiletries

£10 worth of food vouchers

£15 scarf, hat and glove set

£20 jacket to keep them warm this Winter

£50 worth of gas and electricity top ups

Every pack will be personalised to meet the needs of each individual accessing our help. Just like all of our support services

Please read Liz's story to find out about the life changing difference your support will make.

I was really scared when I visited Simon Community Scotlands Hub in October.

I knew I needed help. But I don't like asking for help. No one does, do they?

The charity had helped me before. I'd slept rough, been in hostels, emergency and temporary accommodation. The team supported me in so many ways; benefits advice, healthcare and lots of chats when I was low.

Simon Community, over time, helped me through a lot of trauma to the point where I got my own home.

Now it feels like I could lose it and become homeless all over again.

I went back to visit Simon Community Scotland in October to ask for help. My prepayment meter seems to eat money. My benefits only stretch so far. I was buying less food. Having to make choices I didn't want to make. Heating or Eating?

I don't want to go back to rough sleeping, hostels, or temporary accommodation. I want to keep my home.

Simon Community Scotland are going to help me through this winter. And whenever I need them for support and advice. They care.

Recently the team helped by giving me some food vouchers, fuel cards, a new jacket, underwear, pyjamas and some toiletries. It meant the world to me.

I know they're trying to help so many people in this way. They're available to talk and to give support, they're there for information but they also help with things like this.

They helped me furnish my flat. My home. Now they're going to help me keep it. And this little pack of care has made me smile for the first time in ages.

Times are tough, but please help if you can. You could help make someone smile, you could help offer hope, you could help to change and save a life.

NOTE - If you would like to donate to our Winter Crisis Appeal in another form you can;

Send a donation by cheque to: Simon Community Scotland, 472 Ballater Street, Glasgow, G5 0QW.

Please make your cheque payable to: Simon Community Scotland.

Please include a note stating whether you are a UK taxpayer and if youd like to have gift aid applied to your donation. Gift aid allows us to claim tax back on the money you give us. If you want to learn more, you can visit HMRCs websit

Bank Transfer - Please email hello@simonscotland.org if you would like to make a bank transfer.

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Everyday we work alongside people so that they can resolve their homelessness and recover. It is by working and learning together that we can drive change. We deliver a range of services across Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond. Thank you for your support!

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