Stock Update

  Due to the generosity of the Glaswegian public as winter begins in earnest, we must confirm that our storage unit is currently filled to capacity and therefore we cannot presently accept any further donations of clothing. As the weeks and months pass, these stocks will inevitably dissipate and we will once again be able to accept any donations you may have, but as this is a fluid situation, we cannot provide a set date as to when this will be the case. Notably, the above news does not concern those donations which…Read more

Council Cuts and Homelessness

I first wrote on The Invisibles' site some eighteen months ago. However, Councils have been hammered with more crippling cuts since then. Regardless of where your politics lie, you should be well aware that every Council Cut not only affects the livelihood of the Council workers, but the most vulnerable members of our society. Councils don't just collect and empty bins once a week. They are social workers and the guardians for children in care; they are carers who provide assistance to the elderly and infirm in their own homes; they are the occupational therapists who will…Read more

Cadogan Street Kitchen – Services Users Sign Up For Homeless World Cup Voluntary Roles

Tournament Returns to Scotland for First Time Since 2005     On Wednesday evening, we were delighted to welcome Laura from "Glasgow Life" to our weekly clothing distribution service. Laura is in the process recruiting approximately one hundred and fifty people to help out in various voluntary roles during the course of the Homeless World Cup tournament and many of our service users were very keen to be involved. However, the online application process had previously been prohibitive for many. Laura very kindly offered to come to Cadogan Street in person with paper…Read more

It’s “T” Time – Sleeping Bag Update

  Well, it’s that time of year again when thousands flock to Scotland’s most popular music festival and we are inundated with enquiries regarding unwanted sleeping bags. We have been offered a very large donation of sleeping bags from Tangerine Fields, which we will collect on the 14th July and store for distribution later in the year; this negates the need for collection points at Buchanan Street Bus Station and on site at the festival. The success of last year’s collection was supplemented by the very successful Glasgow Rucksack Project and all the…Read more