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Overnight Welcome Centre Report

17 May 2022|

The Overnight Welcome Centre aims to provide support to those at risk of rough sleeping in the city, including a bed in a private room, and access to a range of relevant services whose collective objective is to find suitable accommodation and support as quickly as possible. Read the article to find out more, and to view this year's OWC report which provides a comprehensive account of this season's service.

Rehab Pathways Team

6 May 2022|

Established last year, and now well-bedded in the rhythm of life at Glasgow City Mission, our Rehab Pathways team work towards preparing guests struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for a successful spell in a rehabilitation centre, providing support and care along the way.

Return of the Big Arran Challenge

22 April 2022|

Here at Glasgow City Mission, we are looking forward to the return of the Big Arran Challenge on Saturday 17 September 2022. The Big Arran Challenge has three options, to walk up Goatfell, to cycle the [...]

Family Holiday Club

19 April 2022|

Some of the children from our Child and Family Centre in Govan enjoyed some Easter activities during their holiday club last week. Read to find out what they got up to.

Upcycling furniture

18 March 2022|

Over the last six weeks our ladies' group, led by Linda and Leeanne, has been upcycling furniture! Taking old pieces and giving them new life has been a great experience helped by Farrow & Ball donating the paint.

Census 2022

14 March 2022|

We are offering appointments to guests, who might need our help filling in the Census forms. We are providing a space to facilitate filling out the forms for those who may not have internet access, for those who are not computer literate or those people for whom English isn't a first language.

Elder Park Garden Clear Up

3 March 2022|

We are incredibly excited about the prospect of having our very own space in Elder Park to be used by our teams at the Child and Family Centre in Govan. Read about how we've been clearing the space in preparation for making it our own.

Interns Flying Experience

14 January 2022|

We have an internship scheme for our guests who have demonstrated that they are ready for more responsibility. This enables them to get paid work with us along with an SVQ in social or child care. These roles provide opportunities to increase their people skills, build confidence and gain valuable work experience. We also like our interns to get new and exciting experiences so yesterday Anthony and James went on a flight in a light Cessna aircraft piloted by Alistair MacKinnon, who is a friend of Phil Wray our Head of Projects.

Christmas Dinner

17 December 2021|

Yesterday we hosted our Christmas dinner, a special event that is looked forward to by guests, volunteers and staff alike!

Majid’s Story

12 December 2021|

Majid made a difficult decision that meant having to leave his home country behind in search of freedom. He describes the struggle in having to leave his daughter and his wife behind, in order to create a stable living environment so that they could be safely reunited in the future.

Gift hope this Christmas

10 December 2021|

We are asking you to Gift hope this Christmas. In our appeal, we tell the story of three of our guests – John, Majid and Rukhsana. They tell their stories of family break up and pain and how they did not give up hope through the tough times before they had the joy of reunion. Glasgow City Mission was privileged to play a small, positive, part in these stories.

John’s Story

9 December 2021|

John experienced a family breakdown during the height of the pandemic in 2020. He tells the story of how he was forced to sleep in his car, and how he went weeks without a proper cooked dinner. John stumbled across Glasgow City Mission following a Google search, and linked in with our team, who advised and helped guide John towards making positive choices that ultimately lead to a reunion with his partner and son.

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