Glasgow's Lodging House Mission (LHM)
, which has been helping the homeless for more than 100 years, has re-opened a new-look learning centre to teach IT and literacy skills to people in some of the city's poorest areas.
The enterprising workers at the centre picked up the Public Services Team Award for East Centre and Calton, in the Evening Times
Community Champions awards.
The drop-in centre in Calton has undergone a major refurbishment with the aid of Big Lottery Funding, Glasgow City Council's Calton Area budget and Morris & Spottiswood. It now boasts 14 computers, access to technical support, and a connection to the Glasgow East Learning Network.
Vulnerable adults with a variety of issues from drug addiction to mental health problems can now learn in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The LHM is also a day centre, drop-in cafe and church for Glasgow's homeless and resettling communities, with shower facilities, an emergency clothing store, help and support from care staff, and a chaplaincy service.