NO MORE DEATHS ON OUR STREETS

Homelessness, Glasgow’s shame. NO MORE DEATHS ON OUR STREETS On the morning of Tuesday, the 21st of March 2017, the body of Matthew Bloomer, aged 28, was discovered in the doorway of T J Hughes on Glasgow's busy Argyle Street. He had died tragically during one of the coldest nights of the year so far. As people of Glasgow, we should not and cannot tolerate the deaths of our fellow citizens in shop doorways or as a result of homelessness. Please petition Glasgow City Council to implement Housing First as a matter of policy for rough sleepers and…Read more

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
18 months later..

18 months later..

Well folks that's 18 months of See The Invisibles, wow what can I say, Its blown me away, the generosity of people in and around Glasgow and even as far as the Shetland isles, donations at football grounds, donations posted from hundreds of miles away, people going on to the Amazon wish list and buying stuff to give to our group to pass on, we as a group hope we have helped a lot of people or at least made their life a wee bit easier. The Invisibles started with a blog then…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
The Invisibles Wish List Appeal

The Invisibles Wish List Appeal

We are launching a campaign for the month of June for the most needed items of Men’s underwear,     socks and belts through our Amazon Wish list:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ls/ref=aw_wl_ov_edit_notes?ie=UTF8&filter&lid=2HDMGVIHY2WD1&p=1&reveal=unpurchased&sort=priority If you purchase a pack of men’s boxer shorts for example, they are delivered directly to our storage unit in Dalmarnock, then our Volunteers distribute them to the Charities and Outreach teams in Glasgow who are working to alleviate homelessness in our city. We trialled the wish list earlier this year and it has been a tremendous success, through your generosity, organisations such as Destiny’s Angels,…Read more
Some Issues Facing Glasgow’s Homeless by A Homelessness Sector Worker

Some Issues Facing Glasgow’s Homeless by A Homelessness Sector Worker

There are many issues affecting homelessness from both the individuals’ point of view, and that of the workers involved in the sector. Although recognised publicly as a major issue, homelessness perhaps does not get the attention it deserves from a statutory viewpoint. Historically, in my opinion, Glasgow City Council has consistently failed to acknowledge that homelessness is a problem in the City, despite the amount of third sector services currently operating. The closure of the large scale hostels within Glasgow aimed to provide smaller, more supported units – however, the supply of these…Read more
The Invisibles And The Spirit Of Walfrid

The Invisibles And The Spirit Of Walfrid

We are delighted to be one of the good causes who will benefit from a share of the profits from The Spirit Of Walfrid fundraising album. The bands and tracklist look great. You can follow our friends @CelticNetwork15 for updates. The album will be released on 10/04/2015 and we hope it's a great success. Here's some info: The app comprises of: Spirit of Walfrid media player Information and links about our good causes Information and links about the bands and Artists Images supplied by Celtic supporters All audio files The good causes to benefit…Read more
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