Today we publish a piece from a long standing friend and supporter of our group. Heed these words as they come from a knowing source. The closest feeling to having nowhere to live is that of a broken heart. It is a feeling of abandonment, of rejection and loneliness. When you are homeless you feel…… Continue reading Cold Hard Truth
How many this winter? How many this year? Many of us who’ve bought the flag, wore the t-shirt and walked the walk of Scotland’s failed policies on homelessness are now beyond persuasion. Personally I’m embarrassed to have taken a wage. Glasgow City Council and our National Government for decades, have wasted time, money and energy.…… Continue reading Update from Our Team On The Ground
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…… Continue reading 18 months later..
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…… Continue reading The Invisibles Wish List Appeal
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…… Continue reading Some Issues Facing Glasgow’s Homeless by A Homelessness Sector Worker
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…… Continue reading The Invisibles And The Spirit Of Walfrid
I’m a Senior Homeless Housing Officer for one of the largest Council’s in Scotland. What I would say is, I don’t deal with ‘The Homeless’ or ‘Service Users’, I meet with folk with a name who find themselves either facing or in a housing crisis. Like most crisis situations, homelessness does not discriminate, can and…… Continue reading Advice From A Senior Homeless Housing Officer
December 17, 2014 As Christmas and new year approaches, it seems the done thing to quietly contemplate the year gone by and reflect on all the ups and downs you’ve encountered along the way. For me, it’s been a very bittersweet year. It started out very busy, volunteering at my local foodbank where I was…… Continue reading Me and The Invisibles
So where to start? Well it started with a tweet, then 2 blogs, a dm or 2 swapped, then a meeting was set. The Invisibles were born. Now a call was made to the folks on twitter, an idea conjured in the mind of one guy seemed to stir worrying, even painful feelings of…… Continue reading Real visible people power.
The Invisibles are a small independent charity initiative committed to helping homeless people and homeless charities in Glasgow.We formed after our founder, Dermot Hill wrote an internet blog on the issue of homelessness in early February, highlighting the homeless problem in Glasgow and asking for help on this from fellow Glaswegians. Dermot works on railway…… Continue reading Invisibles Winter Collection Statement