Hands off our Homeless.

  The murky Glasgow Action Group reared its ugly head again yesterday to demand the council "tidy the place up" and get rid of the homeless from Glasgow city-centre.   The group is led by the multi-millionaire James Mortimer and his wealthy cohorts including Donald McLeod, the owner of the Cathouse and Garage, and Kevin Maguire, owner of the Metropolitan. They exist solely to drive beggars and rough-sleepers off our streets and maximise the profits from their own businesses.   Yesterday they held an emergency meeting and used their influence to have a…Read more

No More Jackets!

  Donations keep pouring in and we have had to take the decision to end our appeal and refuse anymore offers of clothing.   We only have so much space and there are only so any homeless people in Glasgow so we will kindly have to refuse any offers of help in the immediate future. This is becoming an increasingly bigger problem but is testament to the kindness of Glaswegians.   Our pals at Help 4 The Homeless already released a statement a few days ago asking for no more clothing for the…Read more

Thanks to One and All.

  Our winter jacket collection last weekend was a resounding success and we took in enough to last us at least a year.   As we have mentioned already this was organised by Michelle, who passed away last month, so making sure the collection went well was very important to us all.   The jackets will be distributed to rough-sleepers and others in need and we would like to relay our thanks to each and everyone of you who helped us help others.     In fact we took in so much we…Read more

How We Roll

  Ahead of our winter jacket collection this weekend we thought we would take the chance to give you all a brief run down on how we operate.   As you probably know we visit the soup kitchens at Cadogan Street and look for rough sleepers and other vulnerable people who need help with clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries.   Winter jackets and trainers are the staple items we rely on and hand out from our van in troves most weeks to our friends on the streets. Due to the cost of both…Read more

Our Man on the Ground.

One of our longest standing volunteers knows the homeless industry inside out having worked alongside the policy makers and people on the ground. He is bringing his unique perspective to these pages with the occasional blog. Here is his first instalment on the announcement by a new homeless alliance that they intend to end homelessness:        Spare us your End Homelessness sound-bite and help those in need now!    After noting, with great personal confusion, our governments at both local and national level trumpeting their big conversation on homelessness I let out a knowing…Read more