Cyrenians launch five year partnership with Essential Edinburgh

Cyrenians has announced a five-year partnership with Essential Edinburgh – Edinburgh’s central business improvement district.  The homelessness prevention charity have launched the partnership with a unique exhibition in St Andrew Square throughout August highlighting the reality of rough sleeping in the city centre. Cyrenians Chief Executive Ewan Aitken said, “The partnership between Cyrenians and Essential Edinburgh is a huge step forward, and will prove to be invaluable to our organisation. “Essential Edinburgh have already made it possible for us to expand our Navigator street outreach service in the city centre…

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Cyrenians provide over 600 free lunches in partnership with Hibernian

Cyrenians – working in partnership with Hibernian and NHS Lothian – has provided over 600 free lunches at their weekly GameChanger events at Easter Road Stadium. The East-of-Scotland based homelessness charity run the lunches every Monday to provide a free nutritious meal whilst bringing people together to combat loneliness and create new friendships as part of the work of the GameChanger partnership. GameChanger is a public social partnership founded by Hibernian Football Club, Hibernian Community Foundation and NHS Lothian working with others, notably Cyrenians, to improve health, lives and opportunities…

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Free sanitary products project extended in Scotland

People from low income households across Scotland will be able to receive free sanitary products from FareShare. Following the successful pilot in Aberdeen, FareShare will receive over £500,000 to distribute sanitary products with the aim of reaching an estimated 18,800 more people. An evaluation of the pilot showed that two thirds of those who took part had experienced difficulties in accessing sanitary products in the past. It is expected that wider access will go some way to reducing the anxiety experienced by those who struggle to find the money to…

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