Councillor visits Gowrie Care Futures

Councillor Alison Dickie met with the people benefiting from the support on at offer the Futures community hub when she visited the facility in Edinburgh’s Southside on Friday.

At Futures, the team from an Edinburgh Homeless charity, Gowrie Care, provides a drop in hub in Edinburgh’s Gilmour Street for people who have experience of, or are at risk of, homelessness.

Councillor Dickie said: “Around this ward and city, there are too many lonely people and especially those who have experienced, or are experiencing, homelessness.

“Homelessness strips people of that confidence and the Futures community hub is a well needed space in the heart of the Southside where people can share experiences and build friendships, skills and the self-belief required.”

Jack Bromly, a Futures client, said: “The team at Futures has really helped me to build my confidence to the point that I feel that I can start to move forward in life.

“The team prepared me for moving into my own flat and I enjoyed learning to decorate, upcycling furniture and getting better at cooking.”

“I want to thank both Andrew and Ruth for their support, which has inspired me to get into college and study social work.”

Want to know more? Find out more about Edinburgh Futures by emailing customerservice@hillcrestha.org.uk or by calling 0300 123 2640.