Glasgow Kiltwalk 2023 – we need your help

3 February 2023
We are delighted to be moving forward with a long held ambition to open a dedicated support centre for women experiencing homelessness in Glasgow.

We are delighted to announce that we are moving forward with a long held ambition to open a dedicated support centre for women experiencing homelessness in Glasgow.


The Simon Community Glasgow Womens Centre will be a groundbreaking project for women at risk of or experiencing homelessness, designed and delivered by women, for women. A unique environment delivering multi agency services to improve health, wellbeing and personal resilience. A pioneering women’s only space responding to the unique experiences of women, the first of its kind in Scotland and an identified need in Glasgow.


So for the Glasgow Kiltwalk this year, we’d like to ask our supporters to sign up to help us raise £20,000 to help create a uniquely engaging, safe and meaningful space that is shaped and delivered by women we support and those we can’t yet reach.


Your funds will help us deliver specialist services and interventions, including;


  • Specialist counselling and support to support women experiencing trauma.
  • Dedicated time and space for women to feel safe, connected in the centre.
  • Providing essential items that ensure women are able to care for themselves.
  • Providing an immediate safe place to stay at times of crisis.


We hope that in realising our ambitions with women that the benefits are improved health and wellbeing, routes out of poverty through income and opportunity, purposeful activity and human connection, practical outcomes including housing, essential needs, income, harm reduction and care. Most importantly we want women to rebuild their confidence, self belief, understand their inherent value and worth and be connected to a community that cares.


With your support we can make this happen.


Please sign up for the Glasgow Kiltwalk today to help us create something special for women experiencing homelessness in Glasgow. 


Further information


There were over 5000 homeless applications in Glasgow with just under half being women and single women with children, over the year we engaged with just over 1200 women connecting to our services, 700 in Glasgow. We know gender inequality is a significant factor in womens homelessness with studies suggesting 39% of women experiencing homelessness had experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives, and 25% had experienced sexual abuse.