The Marie Trust is a Glasgow-based homelessness charity.
Their aims are to:
- Prevent homelessness, poverty and social exclusion
- To alleviate the effects of homelessness, poverty and social exclusion for those who experience it
- To advance education and opportunity for homeless an socially excluded people
- To enhance health and well-being for the people who use their services.
In addition to operating a non-profit making healthy eating café facility that offers affordable and nutritious meals and snacks, the Day Centre provides access to showers, clothing, laundry facilities, money management and other basic services.
The Skills Development courses at The Marie Trust are for people who are affected by homelessness and have barriers to accessing learning opportunities through addiction, mental health, offending or learning difficulties.
Specialist health and addiction services are available at the centre at specified times on a regular basis.
The intervention service aims to prevent and alleviate homelessness and social exclusion.
The service provides basic assistance, advocacy and referral services that enable residents to access the primary health care, addiction and accommodation services that can help improve their quality of life.
The home support service enables clients to continue to live as independently as possible in their tenancies and prevents individuals from becoming homeless by offering: help with budgeting and shopping; assistance with domestic tasks and personal hygiene; practical help with maintenance, decorating and supplying furniture and household items.
They provide one-to-one counselling on site to service users of Glasgow’s three homelessness day centres – the Marie Trust, Glasgow City Mission and the Lodging House Mission – in addition to the Chara Centre, a women’s residential project run by Glasgow City Council.
32 Midland Street
Last updated: June 9, 2020 1:39 pm