Ruchazie Parish Church
We firmly believe that changed people, change people. We have intentionally designed Hope Connections to be truly person -centred, trauma informed, recovery orientated, and community anchored.
We focus on human links across Addiction, Criminal Justice, and homelessness recognising that trauma and poor mental health are a common casual factor.
We understand the whole system strategies and challenges. We aim to be as collaborative as we can to help all organisations stand up stronger, and step out further, to ensure we can make the maximum impact on the lives of the people we are here to support.
We look to join the dots and to mobilise under utilised assets in Glasgow, through the design and launch of Hope Hubs across the city 2020/2021.
We are a connected community who aim to ensure no-one is missed or dropped at pathway end points helping to deliver support “stickiness” when all contacted support has been withdrawn.
We are an outreach service although can meet with people where suits them at their request or throughout identified locations across Glasgow.
COVID lockdown restrictions have been a challenging time for us as this has resulted in us being unable to provide food and support on a Thursday evening as we have been doing for a period of 2 years within Ruchazie Parish Church.
Despite this we are still able to provide both emotional as well as practical support on an on-going basis. This has been in the way of telephone support as well as face to face where necessary.
We have provided mobile phones to allow access to meetings for those who have been advised to socially isolate, keeping the connection through social meetings as well as voice calls with friends and family. Top ups have also been provided where necessary.
Food drops have been a regular feature of our support and we have also assisted with heating and lighting where required.
We mainly work with individuals who have experienced homelessness addiction or mental health issues either currently or in the past.