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Micks story

Helping people who are homeless is what The Salvation Army does, and so we want to make sure that we’re there for as many people as we possibly can this winter after what has been a tough year for people who are homeless and living on the streets.

Help us help people like Mick.

Following the breakdown of his marriage, Mick lost his job as a chef and eventually his home. He walked the streets of Glasgow not knowing where to go or who to turn to, but he was referred to The Salvation Army who gave him the support he needed.

Mick was helped by our supported accommodation centre in Glasgow and then offered a permanent home through the Housing First project – a ground-breaking rehousing scheme which is supported by The Salvation Army. Mick credits the project, especially his support worker Sharon, for turning his life around.

‘Through the Salvation Army I was offered a place on the Housing First project. It's been life-changing. Having my own home and being able to lead a normal life means I can have a proper relationship with my children again.’

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Please support our Christmas Appeal so we can help vulnerable people in their time of need.

A gift of:

  • £19 could help provide a box of groceries and modest gifts, so that families who are struggling in poverty can share a basic Christmas meal together.
  • £45 could provide an hour of one-to-one support work for five homeless people in one of our centres to help them get back on their feet and make a fresh start.
  • £112 could provide a Christmas dinner and the promise of companionship for 50 lonely older people.