North Lanarkshire Homeless Charity Awarded Community Grant

A homeless charity has received a community grant of £250 of vouchers from Scotmid Co-operative to support its work with vulnerable individuals. 

Home Comforts gathers and distributes starter packs for homeless people in North Lanarkshire who are moving into accommodation and for others in severe housing need.  

Margo Wilson, Secretary of Home Comforts, said: “We thank Scotmid for its donation of £250 vouchers to spend in its stores. This month, we passed our 1000th Cleaning Pack to a client and with Scotmid’s support, we will continue to help the homeless in North Lanarkshire far into the future.” 

Karen Scott, a member of Scotmid Co-operative West Regional Committee, said “Scotmid Co-operative is delighted to award this community grant to Home Comforts. This is a fantastic service to support homeless people and those in need.  

“Our community grant scheme is one of the ways that we give back to local areas and it is a true pleasure to help. We hope that even more local residents will now get to benefit from their vital support and services.” 

Home Comforts was formed in 2011 and became a registered charity in 2014.  Last year, it distributed 386 Starter Packs to, among others, Area Housing Offices, health centres. Citizens’ Advice Bureaux, Monklands Womens’ Aid, the Simon Community, Barnardo’s and the SAMH Bridgework Project.

The packs go to people all over North Lanarkshire, from Kilsyth to Wishaw, and from Shotts to Viewpark. 

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