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Shelter Scotland moves to new city-centre location

Published: 31 July 2017

Shelter Scotland moves to new city-centre location

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland is renewing its commitment to Glasgow by growing its city-centre presence.

The Shelter Scotland Glasgow Community Hub moves to its new home at 116 Osborne Street, Glasgow, today, Monday 31 July, after 11 years at its current location in Sauchiehall Street.

The charity says it building its presence in Glasgow in order to provide a centre of excellence from which it can better serve everyone who needs its expert advice services.

The Shelter Scotland Glasgow Community Hub has helped tens of thousands of families and individuals since it opened 45 years ago in the early 1970s. The Hub now has around 60 staff and volunteers and hosts the charity’s free national helpline, digital chat advice service, solicitors and money, debt and housing advisors.

Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:

“Over the last 45 years Shelter Scotland in Glasgow has become a respected and well-known part of the local community. We are delighted to be retaining a city-centre presence as we move to a new, more modern and cost-effective home, which is more accessible to the people we help.

“This move shows our ongoing commitment to helping the people of Glasgow and Scotland with housing, homelessness and money and debt advice for as long as we are needed.”

Sharon Berrie, Shelter Scotland Glasgow Community Hub Manager, added:

“Our new Glasgow Community Hub opens against a backdrop of increased numbers of people sleeping rough, more people needing crisis grants and a drastic lack of truly affordable housing across the city and Scotland as a whole.

“For many people times are hard and their homes are under threat, especially in light of harsh welfare reforms, stagnant wages and insecure jobs which are leaving many more people in need of our services.

“For those who do need our help, our team is on hand to do whatever we can to help not only the people of Glasgow, but everyone in Scotland who may need our expert advice services.”

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