On the 23rd March 2020 Scotland went into lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone with one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced.
For people experiencing homelessness the challenge was even greater.
Having nowhere to self-isolate meant more risk of becoming ill with the virus or spreading it. The services people relied on disappeared – places people would go for food and clothes closed, along with shower and laundry facilities. The social interactions people took comfort from had to stop.
You helped changed the desperate situation for so many people experiencing homelessness. Here’s the amazing story that you played a part in.
A powerful new film about a homeless teenage girl is being launched this week (Wednesday, January 8) at St Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow to raise awareness of Simon Community Scotland’s Nightstop project.
We’re looking for the generous people of Glasgow to open their homes and hearts to vulnerable young people at risk by providing a bed for a night or two. As part of our campaign, we are profiling some of the guests and their hosts, to find out what Nightstop Glasgow means to them. We kick-off with Jamie Hughes…