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Blog: Homelessness is not a crime
1 month ago

Blog: Homelessness is not a crime

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Homelessness is not crime – By Allison Calder, Rock Trust Head of Services

In October, Hungary made it a crime to live on the streets.

This has made some of …
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BLOG: Our journey towards our LGBT Silver Charter Mark
2 months ago

BLOG: Our journey towards our LGBT Silver Charter Mark

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As an organisation we have been invested in getting our silver charter award mark as we recognise how important it is for the Rock Trust to be a safe, …
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Guest Blog: Why we went where we’ve never been before
4 months ago

Guest Blog: Why we went where we’ve never been before

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By Tracey Longworth – Housing Support Manager, Almond Housing Association

I  am going to start with a question:

Why would a Housing Association commit to, and invest its own resources, …
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Blog: Whoop-dee-doo Basil, but what does it all mean?

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Last week the Rock Trust received the fantastic news that, alongside several other wonderful homeless charities in Edinburgh, we have been awarded funding from the Corra Foundation Housing First Scotland …
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What, Why, How: Nightstop Broken Down
7 months ago

What, Why, How: Nightstop Broken Down

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What:

Nightstop is an initiative set up by Depaul UK to support homeless young people, and is now delivered by charities across the UK, including the Rock Trust. The …
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BLOG: Do you know what you’re really worth?
8 months ago

BLOG: Do you know what you’re really worth?

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– By Frank Ross, Rock Trust Volunteer Coordinator

Last year at the Rock Trust we were lucky enough to have volunteers across 8 different roles contribute 7096 hours to support …
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Street Legal
8 months ago

Street Legal

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Street Legal is an innovative partnership between Clan Childlaw and Rock Trust. Combining the expertise of both our organisations, the project provides free legal advice and representation to young people …
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BLOG: Why ignoring poverty is bad for our health
8 months ago

BLOG: Why ignoring poverty is bad for our health

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– By Gary Neil, Rock Trust Operations Manager, Housing Support Edinburgh

 

During a recent routine visit to my GP seeking a cure for a nagging cough, I was somewhat …
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Sleep Out
9 months ago

Sleep Out

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A home is a human right – but almost 7,000 young people in Scotland last year were denied it

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 25th year …
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BLOG: Charity Partnerships: What’s in it for you?
9 months ago

BLOG: Charity Partnerships: What’s in it for you?

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By Kate Dixon, Corporate and Grants Fundraising Coordinator at the Rock Trust

 

I’ve worked for charities for over 6 years now, having come to the sector following a career …
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News: Housing Benefits for 18-21s
10 months ago

News: Housing Benefits for 18-21s

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All 18-21 year olds to be able to access support with housing costs!

-statement from Kate Polson, Rock Trust CEO

We started the Easter weekend with great news for young …
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BLOG: Doing Our Duty
11 months ago

BLOG: Doing Our Duty

A Day with the Rock Trust Duty Team By Andy Murdoch – Compass Operations Manager at the Rock Trust

 

It’s 9.15am when the first call comes in to the …
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BLOG: We need to talk about private renting in Edinburgh
11 months ago

BLOG: We need to talk about private renting in Edinburgh

By Madeline Cross, Events and Communications Coordinator at the Rock Trust

What are the causes of homelessness? We ask again and again. We share evidence. We share reports. Some of …
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BLOG: Housing First for Youth – Getting it Right
12 months ago

BLOG: Housing First for Youth – Getting it Right

International Learning Experience Dublin 2018 By Alistair MacDermid – Rock Trust Operational Manager (West Lothian)

 

Having devised and led on the implementation of the UK’s first Housing First for …
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Catering Academy Launches
1 year ago

Catering Academy Launches

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Sign up today to have tasty meals delivered straight to your door for FREE!

If you are aged 16-25 and living in temporary or supported accommodation we want to hear …
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Good Grief All-Day Fundraiser
1 year ago

Good Grief All-Day Fundraiser

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Good Grief presents an all-day music festival in aid of the Rock Trust!

 

 

 

Sunday 21 January 2018 4pm-11pm £10 – All proceeds to The Rock Trust Food …
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Sleep Out 2017
1 year ago

Sleep Out 2017

On November 3rd 2017 we held our 24th annual Sleep Out at Festival Square Edinburgh.

The Sleep Out is the largest event in the Rock Trust year, providing a valuable …
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Tesco Bank Digital Team pick up their paintbrushes
1 year ago

Tesco Bank Digital Team pick up their paintbrushes

At the beginning of August the digital team from our partner Tesco Bank swapped their day jobs for paint brushes to help transform one of our flats for a young person.


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25 Years of Sleep Out
2 years ago

25 Years of Sleep Out

Since our first Sleep Out in 1993, over 2,000 people have participated in one of our Sleep Out events, collectively raising over half a million pounds towards our services …
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Bidding begins on Postcard Art 2017!
2 years ago

Bidding begins on Postcard Art 2017!

From Friday 23rd June, we are once again bringing together some of Scotland’s best known artists in a bid to tackle youth homelessness.

Our sixth postcard art auction has seen 97 …
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Street Art, Equality & Diversity
2 years ago

Street Art, Equality & Diversity

For the past 6 weeks the Rock Trust’s Compass team have been exploring themes of equality and discrimination through the medium of Street Art.

Young people who volunteered to part …
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Nightstop information evening – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm
2 years ago

Nightstop information evening – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm

Do you have an occasional spare room? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer host for Nightstop Edinburgh?

Nightstop is a free service we offer vulnerable homeless young people aged …
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BLOG: Take Action on Homeless Sunday

What will you do to mark Homeless Sunday?

This year, Homeless Sunday is on Sunday 22nd January 2017 across England, Wales and Scotland.

Each year, churches, communities, families and individuals across the …
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BLOG: Innovation and Evidence
2 years ago

BLOG: Innovation and Evidence

Why we need to work together and use evidence based methods to address homelessness

Blog from Rock Trust CEO, Kate Polson:

“The Rock Trust has been working with young homeless …
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Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor bring the magic of Christmas to homeless youth

We are delighted that new supporters Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor very kindly donated a taste of Christmas to vulnerable young people in Scotland’s capital.

On Tuesday 20th December, 20 of our young …
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