Glasgow Night Shelter

Unity in the Community played a major part in setting up the Glasgow Night Shelter for destitute asylum seekers in December 2011.

Imagine 14.06.2013

Since then the Glasgow Night Shelter has provided somewhere warm and safe to destitute asylum seekers and other migrants who because of their immigration status cannot access the normal  homeless services in the city.

Located in a church hall in the west end of Glasgow the night shelter provides a hot meal and somewhere to stay for up to 15 men every night, including Christmas Day and Hogmanay.  Unity still supports the night shelter  by providing food from our World Cafe food project and collecting sleeping bags and blankets when they are donated to our charity shops.

Many Unity volunteers and supporters volunteer in the night shelter.

Night shelter TV room 1 smallLogoNight shelter 1Accommodation is a sleeping bag, blankets, pillow and duvet on a camping mat on the floor of a church hall.

 Christmas 2013 3 Xmas 2013 at the night shelter

 

For more information about the Night Shelter contact the co-ordinator on 07929852264 or email glasgownightshelter@gmail.com

Night shelter Facebook page

MEDIA COVERAGE of the Night Shelter:

Nadine and Tom  SCOTSMAN article about the night shelter when it was in the Lansdowne Church at Kelvinbridge  http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/anna-burnside-hope-in-a-place-of-destitution-1-2564752

Nightshelter BBC BBC Newsnight documentary about the night shelter when it was still in the Lansdowne Church at Kelvinbridge:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21835432

RTV night shelter  A Russian TV documentary about the night shelter from 2013:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1xaaFemqgM&feature=share

Tony & taxi driver Tony, our longest guest, says some things about the night shelter and Unity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExPhKMRKJsk&feature=share

 

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