Glasgow City Mission



Design at heart of well-being ethos of new advice and support centre for homeless people

The calm efficiency and first-class service that guests of a modern, boutique hotel might reasonably expect is to be provided in a brand-new multi-agency advice and support hub for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Published 25 September 2020

Glasgow City Council seeks views on begging strategy

Glasgow City Council is seeking views on a new draft strategy aimed at helping vulnerable people involved in street begging in the city.

Published 25 September 2020

Draft Glasgow street begging strategy set to go before councillors

A new strategy which outlines measures to help people involved in street begging in Glasgow will go before councillors tomorrow ahead of public consultation.

Published 2 September 2020

Charles Maasz: Hospitality, asylum and distress

Charles Maasz, chief executive of Glasgow City Mission, reflects on the recent tragic events in Glasgow which saw a stabbing attack take place at the Park Inn Hotel.

Published 8 July 2020

Everyone Home Collective publishes first route map to guide homelessness sector out of lockdown

Night shelters and hotel rooms as a response to homelessness will be actively designed out over the next phase according to plans published today by a collective of 21 leading charities and academic sector organisations.

Published 25 June 2020

Everyone Home: Charles Maasz, chief executive at Glasgow City Mission

People require homes, somewhere in which they feel secure and safe. It is not hard to grasp that not all accommodation is suitable to be called ‘home’.  

Published 21 May 2020

Charities unite to deliver 350 meals a day to homeless people in Glasgow

More than 350 meals are being delivered individually to homeless people in Glasgow every day in what is believed to be the city’s largest co-ordinated mobilisation of food parcels by local charities and community groups.

Published 6 April 2020

Rangers fans raise £60,000 for homeless people in Glasgow

A group of Rangers fans have raised around £60,000 for people experiencing homelessness in Glasgow after holding one of the Rangers Charity Foundation's Big Ibrox Sleep Outs at Govan stadium.

Published 24 March 2020

Call for hotels to provide homeless accommodation as charity closes winter shelter

Glasgow City Mission has called for hotel rooms to be used to house Scotland’s rough sleepers as the charity began an early phased closure of its Winter Night Shelter.

Published 18 March 2020

Contactless donation scheme launched for Glasgow street beggars

Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with third sector organisations, businesses, Glasgow City Council and the city's Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to launch a new alternative giving scheme for people involved in street begging.

Published 4 March 2020

Dogs permitted to stay with owners at Glasgow homeless shelter

Glasgow City Mission has introduced a scheme to allow dogs to stay with their owners through the night at its Winter Night Shelter.

Published 27 January 2020

Glasgow lawyers donate £3,000 to homeless charities

A law firm in Glasgow is donating a share of £3,000 to three local charities this Christmas, as part of the firm’s commitment to relieving poverty and suffering among people who are homeless during the festive season.

Published 13 December 2019

45 homeless deaths recorded in Glasgow last year

A new report has revealed how rapid action saved the lives of 17 overdose victims at Glasgow's Winter Night Shelter last year and the loss of 45 people recorded as homeless in the city.

Published 4 December 2019

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter to open ahead of schedule

Glasgow City Mission has revealed it will open the city’s Winter Night Shelter three days early.

Published 26 November 2019

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter opening date will remain unchanged

Glasgow City Mission has confirmed it is continuing to plan for the opening of the city’s Winter Night Shelter on December 1 after politely declining an offer for funding to open a week early.

Published 21 November 2019