The person-centred services offered by The Marie Trust Day Centre (and through our partner organizations) are designed to meet the complex and changing needs of people in the Glasgow area affected by homelessness and social exclusion.
Basic 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.
Skills Development 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.
We deliver a structured programme of courses in partnership with both Glasgow Kelvin College and City of Glasgow College aimed at helping individuals access mainstream education. We also offer structured drop in sessions for individuals who are not yet ready to engage in structured activity. Check out our skills development page for more information.
Health Services Specialist health and addiction services are available at the centre at specified times on a regular basis. The Marie Trust works in partnership with the Primary Care Trust's Homeless Health Service who deliver regular nursing surgeries, chiropody and physiotherapy on site at the Day Centre. An optician's service is also available courtesy of Vision Call who deliver an outreach service to the centre at specified times during the year. There is a high demand for these services which are extremely well used by our clients including those who experience difficulties in accessing primary health care services.
Intervention Services The intervention service aims to prevent and alleviate homelessness and social exclusion. The service intervenes as quickly as possible in the cycle of homelessness by providing immediate access to advice, information, advocacy, assessment and referral services to people affected by homelessness. No appointment is required to access the service which is operational from 10-11.30am and 12.30-4pm, Monday To Friday* (*3pm close Thursday).
Outreach Services 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. As part of our outreach service, one of our project workers regularly visits Glasgow's two commercially-run hostels where a very high level of unmet needs exist. Much of his work entails providing basic help with personal hygiene in addition to assisting clients to access health care and alcohol services.
The Day Centre service is also brought to homeless people going through the Criminal Justice System. In addition to supporting people at court and in prison, The Marie Trust offers a Court diversion Scheme as an effective alternative to custody.
Home Support Service 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.
Counselling Service We 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. Counselling provides an opportunity to work through the problems that may underlie individuals’ mental ill health, addictive behaviours and homelessness with a skilled and fully trained practitioner. Clients are enabled to develop a greater understanding of themselves and to express and work through the powerful feelings that may be holding them back in their lives within a safe, supportive and confidential setting. They are supported to develop a stronger sense of self and to begin to live in a more constructive, authentic and fulfilling way. For further information re this service, please clickhere.
The Marie Trust
The Marie Trust 32 Midland Street Glasgow G1 4PR Scotland, UK
Our phone number is: (0141) 221 0169 (choose option 2). Please use this phone number for all enquiries, including fundraising.
Our contact page has a contact form and our email address. The Marie Trust is a Registered Charity in Scotland SC040633