Crisis hosts Scottish housing minister at Edinburgh reception
Crisis unveiled plans to offer single homeless people new education and training opportunities at a reception in Edinburgh attended by the Scottish housing minister.
Margaret Burgess MSP attended the reception, held at the city’s Fruitmarket Gallery, to meet the Crisis Skylight Edinburgh team and guests from across Edinburgh’s homelessness sector.
Crisis works with homeless hostels and other local charities across Edinburgh offering an inspiring curriculum of courses and one-to-one support to help people learn, develop skills and improve their confidence and job chances.
Speaking at the reception, Crisis chief executive Leslie Morphy said: “Living without a place to call home is a devastating experience, it leaves people feeling fearful and isolated - making a new start is really hard. We hope that our tried and tested Crisis Skylight education and training programme will enhance the city’s wide ranging homelessness services.”
“Crisis is also looking forward to working within Scotland to support the country’s efforts to tackle homelessness. The country already has very progressive legislation – by the end of this year all those found to be homeless will be entitled to a home, and new homes are being built.”
Find out more about the Edinburgh Skylight Centre.