Glasgow City Mission hails success as four men start new jobs
Glasgow City Mission has revealed that four men involved with the charity have started new jobs.
Two of the organisation’s interns finished in June and they are both now employed. Anthony is working in the Recovery Unit at the Mungo Foundation in Glasgow and James is a Homeless Support Worker with Aspire on the south side of the city.
Franny was a guest at Glasgow City Mission’s Overnight Welcome Centre last Christmas time where he became ill. The organisation said that this was actually a blessing as it helped him avoid relapsing into addiction. Franny is now working in a Harvester restaurant in the Glasgow area and he said: “I wouldn’t be where I am now without the Mission.”
Graeme applied for the new Kitchen Porter post in the mission’s kitchen in Crimea Street.
After his first day in his new job, Graeme said: “My first day was absolutely brilliant. I have been volunteering here, it’s like a family, helping out everyone, including guests. Having this job means I can budget and save, I can buy my own food at home. It means I could be able to access a holiday with my daughter, who I haven’t seen in years.
“I appreciate this job and I thank the staff. If I stick in there, with my cleaning, my food preparation, I hope to stay for longer than my three-month contract. I make the soup every Monday, today it was a chicken and bacon soup, last week was a beef broth, next week I hope to make potato and leek.”