World Homeless Week 6-13 October

Homelessness continues to shame our society. Isaiah told us to share food with the hungry, to provide the poor wanderer with shelter and to clothe the naked (Isaiah 58:7). People can become homeless due to the end of a tenancy, family breakdown, job loss, illness, release from prison or discharge from the forces. There are positive initiatives in Scotland to reduce homelessness including ‘Housing First.’ which gives homeless people permanent accommodation quickly. To raise more funds to reduce homelessness in Scotland, Social Bite, the Edinburgh-based charity, have organised a Sleep Out in Princes Street Gardens (Sleep in the Park) during the night of Saturday 7th December. The Cathedral is planning to have its own team – please speak to James Walker if you would like to join in or email him at cathedralhouse@stmaryscathedral.co.uk