Helping Glasgow’s Homeless Community
Anyone who regularly visits Glasgow’s city centre will not consider the sight of a homeless person to be an uncommon one. Some people may pass a few spare coins their way or perhaps hand them a hot drink, but beyond that many have wondered what they can do to seriously help these people. After all, it is a large and daunting problem. Therefore, it is our aim to provide a critical link in the chain so that Glaswegians will be able to do just that in a simple and effective manner.
Who are “The Invisibles”?
“The Invisibles” is a wholly voluntary organisation, made up of people of all ages with a variety of roles in life. We do not receive salaries nor do we have registered premises. All of our work is done in our spare time, supported by the generosity of the Glaswegian public and the endeavour of the frontline homeless organisations in the city.
What is our mission?
There is a large and often ignored homeless community in Glasgow. Indeed, even if a solitary individual is forced to sleep rough in our city, we should all consider that number to be one too many. At “The Invisibles”, it is not our aim to provide these people with accommodation or employment – although we wholeheartedly back such ideals – but to equip them with a variety of items to keep them as warm and comfortable as possible whilst they remain on the streets. Such items include clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries (more information regarding the sizes and types of clothing which we look for are available here). We aim to meet our goals by gathering donations from the public of sought-after items when the demand from frontline homeless organisations is there, before sorting through these items and delivering them too. Critically, whilst rough sleepers are our main priority, we also support those suffering some form of poverty by liaising with night shelters, etc.