This year’s Overnight Welcome Centre (OWC) has now closed its doors after providing emergency accommodation for over 200 individuals. It was very different from our previous night shelter so our guests were able to socially distance and to self-isolate if necessary. And this year it was a 24-hour service.
The OWC provided safe, emergency accommodation to anyone at risk of rough sleeping in Glasgow during the cold winter months. As with the night shelter in previous years, we expect that lives were saved, for example, because the trained team is able to spot and respond when someone is experiencing the effects of a drugs overdose.