Glasgow City Mission are delighted to be delivering the Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) again this winter. Building on the success of this updated service that we delivered in 2020/21, we look forward to helping the people most at risk of rough sleeping. We will open on 1 December and will close on 31 March and for the second year we will operate out of a Glasgow city centre hotel. This will ensure vulnerable men and women will receive a safe and warm welcome and the dignity of their own bedroom.
Glasgow City Mission now has 12 years’ experience of delivering an emergency winter project and again our staff members are fully trained to deal with any issues that arise. We are equipped to react to all eventualities including administering naloxone in the event that one of our guests overdoses.
Crucially we will be working in partnership with over 20 agencies, who provide great levels of expertise and support. These include Glasgow City Council and Glasgow’s Health & Social Care Partnership as they accommodate our guests as quickly and appropriately as possible. We are fully focused on positive outcomes for our guests and we believe that we will have capacity this winter for all who need a bed. There will be no need for anyone to rough sleep in Glasgow during these four months.
We continue to follow guests when they move on from the OWC, in order that they don’t get forgotten but instead are supported to move into stable secure accommodation.
Below is a short video explaining how last year’s OWC operated:
For more information, please contact Jack Geddes, Marketing & Fundraising Manager, Glasgow City Mission. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.