Wednesday Nights on Cadogan Street

Wednesday Nights on Cadogan Street         One of our friends appearing last week at Cadogan Street after a long absence served us with a timely reminder that nobody will be ending homelessness anytime soon.   The lady in question was back on the street after recently being evicted from her new Temporary Furnished Flat (TFF). However, this was not the first time, and won’t be the last, she has broken the rules set in place by the council and been sent back to the bottom of the homeless ladder.  …Read more

Thank you, Hoidy and co!

The Invisibles were grateful to receive a recent donation of £1000 from the Twitter user, @Hoidy.   Hoidy and a group of pals sold some pin badges in honour of a Celtic player and the profits raised all went to charity.   As well as our donation they also donated to the venerable Clinton Pringle Project.   We caught up with Hoidy to relay our thanks and he said: “I've been aware of The Invisibles for a while now and have always admired the work they do.   “I think it's important that people look out for others in their…Read more

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