Whether you’re seeking help for yourself, someone you know or want to get involved by donating your time, there are a number of organisations and homeless charities in Glasgow that work with homeless people.
The charity works to combat the causes and effects of homelessness with the vision that ‘everyone should have a safe place to live and access to the support they need’.
Its innovative ways of helping Glasgow’s homeless community put people at the heart of everything it does including its Street Cycles team, kitted out with touring bikes loaded with food, clothing, needle-exchange kits and sleeping bags to reach the city’s outer areas and its portable mobile phone charger packs, which it hopes will keep rough sleepers in touch with potentially life-saving services.
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Glasgow City Mission
Set up in 1826, Glasgow City Mission is considered to be one of the world’s first City Missions. Founder David Naismith wanted to use his social and Christian spiritual concerns to help the city’s people.
The mission provides practical help for vulnerable and disadvantage adults in children in Glasgow, not only those sleeping rough, but experiencing other kinds of homelessness, poverty, addiction or emotional issues as well as those seeking asylum.