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January 10 2021
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Brummie chefs cook up a fundraising feast: Michelin star chef Glynne Purnell (R), who is often on TV, teamed up with Birmingham City Council to host a virtual cooking show on 8 December. The Big Birmingham Cook-A-Long will support a scheme helping homelessness charities via Change into Action. Guest appearances included Birmingham Cllr Sharon Thompson (L), in charge of Homes & Neighbourhoods, who was a homeless teen.
© Big Birmingham Cook-A-Long

Homeless Project Scotland set up by Colin McInnes and volunteers, registered as a charity in June 2020 after starting up as a food run in October 2019. Amazingly, during March–August last year it distributed 3,500 meals each week to hostels and vulnerable families all over Scotland. You can enjoy a hot meal at the Friday night soup kitchen run by the Glasgow City Mission (now an Overnight Welcome Centre). Typical dishes include chilli, chicken curry, soups and veggie pasta, usually eaten by around 190 homeless and vulnerable people. Colin says shifting this amount of food around was only possible thanks to People’s Ford in Edinburgh giving a transit van free of charge and Arnold Clark buying them a van. “We’re travelling over 7,500 miles a month,” adds Colin.
© Homeless Project Scotland

Access Hub: at 389 Argyle Street is run by Simon Community Scotland, and provides vital support to homeless people in Glasgow City Centre. This new service launched in September 2020, and is open Mon – Sun from 9am – 5pm. Call the Street Team on 0800 027 7466 for urgent out-of-hours assisstance. © Iain McLean