We bring together the main Churches in their work to eliminate homelessness in Scotland. We connect the Churches with a major social problem, which affects some 80,000 people in Scotland each year. We link local problems of homelessness with national means of tackling them.
Coming up on Wednesday 15 March - second annual Starter Packs Networking Event.
This free event is open to staff, committee members and volunteers of projects, and to those interested in knowing more.
GUEST SPEAKER: Mark Ruskell MSP
Are you involved in a starter pack project, getting household essentials to people moving out of homelessness?
This is your opportunity to meet and exchange good practice. We’ll here from projects, and focus on raising funds and how to communicate with your supporters.
And there will be lots of chance for you to tell us about your work—bring along your materials and use our talking wall...
Download the booking form here.
If you like our work, why not hold a Cup of Tea Day to raise funds?
Homelessness and the Churches - Roundtable Discussion with Rev Sam Wells
Thursday 2 March, New College Edinburgh EH1 2PF
...organised by the Centre of Theology & Public Issues. Sam Wells is Vicar of St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London. He will speak about the work of the Connection, which helps thousands of homeless people every year to move away from, and stay off the streets of London.
His talk will follow presentations from representatives of local organisations whose response to homelessness has Christian foundations: Alastair Cameron, Scottish Churches Housing Action; Kate Polson, The Rock Trust; Mark Kennedy, Edinburgh Cyrenians; John Rodgers, Bethany Christian Trust.
All welcome: book here.