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Bidding begins on Postcard Art 2017!
3 days ago

Bidding begins on Postcard Art 2017!

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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
5 months ago

Street Art, Equality & Diversity

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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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Peer mentors wanted in West Lothian!
5 months ago

Peer mentors wanted in West Lothian!

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Do you want to use your life experience in a positive way? We are piloting an exciting project in West Lothian which will match care experienced young people with mentors …
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Nightstop information evening – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm
5 months ago

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

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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

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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
6 months ago

BLOG: Innovation and Evidence

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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

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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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BLOG: working it out
7 months ago

BLOG: working it out

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In response to an identified need, we have just started an employability project which trains our young people in practical skills and gives them a taster of working life. Here …
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190 young people Sleep out and raise £17,385
7 months ago

190 young people Sleep out and raise £17,385

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Our Under 21 Sleep Out  –a special sponsored Sleep Out event just for young …
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PRide Winners!
7 months ago

PRide Winners!

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PRide Winners!

In October, Rock Trust Fundraising and Events Coordinator Katriona Harding attended the PRide Awards Scotland, an awards ceremony to recognise the outstanding PR work delivered across Scotland.

We …
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A resounding success for Sleep Out 2016
7 months ago

A resounding success for Sleep Out 2016

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On Friday 4th November, over 90 people from across central Scotland donned their beanie hats, scarves and gloves as they got ready to spend a night on the concrete of …
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25th Birthday Appeal #120nightSTOP
9 months ago

25th Birthday Appeal #120nightSTOP

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HELP OUR APPEAL

To mark our 25th birthday, we’ve launched a special appeal.

We need to raise £6,000 to provide 120 safe nights for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 25.

They’re vulnerable, …
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Day 25 of 25: A HUGE thank you!
9 months ago

Day 25 of 25: A HUGE thank you!

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We were delighted to be joined by founding members of the Rock Trust, past and present board members, staff, former young people, long term supporters and fundraisers and Kevin Stewart …
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Day 24 of 25: Transforming lives and realising potential
9 months ago

Day 24 of 25: Transforming lives and realising potential

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Ben Macpherson MSP, AJ Stewart and Allison Calder celebrate our 25th birthday together at the Parliament.

In Ben’s words “The Rock Trust make a real difference to the lives …
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25 Rock Trust supporters celebrate 25 years tackling homelessness
9 months ago

25 Rock Trust supporters celebrate 25 years tackling homelessness

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Sleep out – so they don’t have to

25 supporters, volunteers, staff and young people were joined by Ben Macpherson MSP, and took part in a photo shoot outside the …
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Nightstop information evening – Thursday 13th October, 6pm
9 months ago

Nightstop information evening – Thursday 13th October, 6pm

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

Please come along to our no obligation information evening

“they are in …
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Day 23 of 25: 25 years of Sleeping Out!
9 months ago

Day 23 of 25: 25 years of Sleeping Out!

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25 Years of Sleeping Out

The Rock Trust has been organising fundraising Sleep Out events since we began in the early nineties. They started small, with a group of dedicated …
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Day 22 of 25: A case study. Homelessness can affect anyone

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A case study. Homelessness can affect anyone

At the age of 16, Emma was a bright and ambitious young woman, assertive and confident about to sit her prelims and working …
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Day 21 of 25 days – Archived image of homelessness.
9 months ago

Day 21 of 25 days – Archived image of homelessness.

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In the nineties, the Rock Trust purchased this powerful image ‘homeless young woman walks the streets looking for places to stay’ to use in our promotional materials.

Day 20 of 25 days: Our vision
9 months ago

Day 20 of 25 days: Our vision

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We have been working on condensing our values and our ethos. These four statement make up our vision:

Respectful: Your views are important. We’ll listen.

Positive: Aim high. We’re behind …
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Day 19 of 25: David Hamilton, Chair of the Board
9 months ago

Day 19 of 25: David Hamilton, Chair of the Board

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David Hamilton, Chair of the Board

The Rock Trust aims to prevent youth homelessness and to support young people to build better futures.

“Because every young person has potential”

Underpinning …
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Day 18 of 25: The Rock Trust Charity Shop

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Rock Trust Charity Shop

Back in the Nineties, The Rock Trust started a charity shop located at 64 Home Street in Tollcross.

This fundraising venture opened to the public on …
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Day 17 of 25: Nightstop Edinburgh

Nightstop

Nightstop UK is a network of 33 accredited Nightstop services throughout the UK – each providing safe emergency accommodation in volunteers’ homes for homeless young people aged from 16 …
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Day 16 of 25: Then and Now

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Then and Now

The February 1992 Rock Trust newsletter opens with a message from Brother Basil welcoming the transition from writing about properties and finances to writing about care and …
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Day 15 of 25 days: 15 years at Albany street
9 months ago

Day 15 of 25 days: 15 years at Albany street

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15 years at 55 Albany Street

In 1999, Rock Trust had the ambition to open a drop-in centre to help build up young people’s confidence, to allow them to express …
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