SCA update

It's been a while since the website has been updated so please let me start by saying best wishes to everyone; Merry Christmas and compliments of the season. It has been a challenging year for the charity, as well as for tenants and staff.

If you are a regular visitor to the website you may have noticed that the Charity no longer has any responsibility for Gilven House in Fife. In July this year, Gilven House passed over to Fife Council in a deal to ensure residents and staff remained at the project. The Charity and Fife Council agreed on a deal that would ensure the long-term viability of Gilven House. It ensured that the staff would remain in employment and that the residents would remain in a safe and vibrant environment. Both parties are delighted that a suitable solution was found.

So what now for SCA? What does the future hold? The Charity has one project at this time, The ARCH Resettlement Centre. This project has been a success story in Glasgow for the past few years, helping homeless men grow, develop and find their potential and find new homes for the past 16 years. But times have changed and the way homelessness is being dealt with in Glasgow and by Glasgow City Council is changing. New ideas, new thinking and new practices are taking shape within the city and SCA want to be a part of it. 

The Charity wants to be relevant once more, to be a leader in the field, but it needs financial help. The Charity needs financial support to achieve its aims and objectives. As a registered Charity Scottish Christian Alliance has never promoted itself for financial gain but this needs to change, this is why we now need your help.

Scottish Christian Alliance wants to eradicate rough sleeping in the city. We need money for that to happen. We need you. We need your help and financial support to facilitate people who will be sleeping rough this Christmas in freezing temperatures. We are grateful to organisations such as Glasgow City Mission for providing the night shelter but going forward SCA want to provide regular accomodation in the city. The Charity has identified opportunities that could help meet that need but it cannot do it alone. The Charity has the expertise, staff and willingness to make it happen but it needs people to work in partnership with us in order to take things forward. 

Would you like to see the end of rough sleeping in Glasgow? If the answer is yes, then you are in agreement with SCA. Help us do something about it. Partner with us to work together going into 2019 and end rough sleeping.

Please, have a think about what you can do and how you can give generously.

Bless you, your friends and your family this Christmas and may 2019 be a happy and blessed year.