The Scottish Government estimates that there are between 10-11,000 households in temporary accommodation at any time in Scotland and that around 5,300 adults sleep rough at least once in a year: this equates to an estimate of just over 700 people on a typical night most of which are concentrated in our larger cities.
Social Bite is a national organisation on a mission to end homelessness in Scotland. Started as a sandwich shop in Edinburgh’s Rose Street which donated all profits to good causes it has grown to operate a chain of 5 social enterprise sandwich shops employing homeless people, distributing free food, connecting vulnerable people and offering support and opportunities to enable homeless people to live a normal life.
The Social Bite Fund, established in 2015, aims to raise funds and awareness with the goal of eradicating homelessness and we support their initiative by donating some of our profits and personal income to the cause. We would like to encourage our clients to follow suit by making a small annual donation (equivalent to £2 per property per month) through their property statement. The donation is, of course, optional but as we’ve all been lucky enough to own property we think it is a relatively insignificant amount that could make a big difference in the long run.