Outreach Work – Rights Hubs

As well as providing our services from our Govan and Govanhill offices we understand that to support our most vulnerable clients we need to take our services to them.  Our Rights Hub model is one which we have now run for a number of years. The model was developed using Big Lottery Funds in conjunction with the long term funding we received from the Oak Foundation. We are also grateful to other funders who have provided us with invaluable support to continue to develop and offer these services in the local and wider community.

Following the pandemic, we have now re-established a number of our previous outreach hubs and are launching new ones in the areas where our support is needed most.  A list of our current outreaches are listed below:

Glasgow Overnight Welcome Centre (normally December to March)

The Glasgow Overnight Welcome Centre (GOWC), previously the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter, delivers emergency accommodation as an alternative to people having to ‘sleep rough’; providing a warm, safe, secure environment with trained staff and volunteers to help them during the winter months. GOWC are an example of excellent partnership working, each partner bringing their area of expertise.

Govan Law Centre to provide the service user with the support, assistance, and legal advice and representation and housing & homelessness casework. These hubs have continued during every winter since 2015. Thanks to all our funders over the years including grants from Rangers Football Club Charity.

Night Shelter – Homeless Project Scotland 

The Night Shelter on Glassford Street in Glasgow’s City Centre provides access to an emergency safe place to sleep that evening with hot food and welfare services generally.

Service users of the Night Shelter are able to access GLC’s specialist solicitors and solicitor advocate to ensure that they can access suitable interim homeless accommodation as a matter of urgency.

List of our Rights Hubs

  • GEMAP – Housing & Homelessness Hub – Tuesday – appointments made via GEMAP
  • GEMAP – Legal Clinic – Wednesday pm (currently by telephone) – appointments made via GEMAP
  • Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre – Daisy Street, Govanhill – Rights Hub – Thursday 10am – 1pm –  drop in
  • Govan Help – Pearce Institute – Money Advice Hub – 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month (pm) – by appointment 

Listed below is a number of NHS and voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow which have a formal referral pathway to Govan Law Centre: 

  • Leverndale DART team, staff & patient representatives
  • Gartnavel staff, Patient Affairs & patient representatives
  • Stobhill Staff & patient representatives
  • Parkhead Staff & Patient Representatives
  • GEMAP (Greater Easterhouse Money Advice Project) also based in Parkhead Hsp
  • Womens Aid
  • Glasgow City Council Social Work adult care services
  • Glasgow Carers Centre’s
  • Community Alcohol Support Services Glasgow
  • Govan Health Centre & GP Practice Community Links workers in our service delivery areas
  • Community Mental Health Resource centres
  • Easterhouse Health Centre
  • GCC Homelessness Services
  • Glasgow Homelessness Day Centres
  • SAMH
  • GAMH North West (Gartnavel)
  • Simon Community Rough Sleeper &Vulnerable Person team
  • Awaz FM Community Radio
  • Homes for Good Community Interest Company
  • Glasgow’s Helping Heroes
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