Glasgow’s Community Veterans Support receives funding from Barratt Developments

A Glasgow veterans charity this month received £10,000 in financial aid on behalf of Barratt Developments Scotland.

Community Veterans Support is one of five organizations across the country to receive a share of Barrat’s £50,000 fund which helps people “facing homelessness, financial crisis or social exclusion”.

The Govan Road-based charity cares about the health of veterans, helps them find housing and employment opportunities and combats social isolation.

Allana Kyle, Operations Manager at Community Veterans Support, said: “This generous donation from Barratt Developments is a fantastic bonus for our charity and the veterans we seek to support.

“We are proud to meet every veteran who walks through our doors when they need it and this gift allows us not only to continue that work, but also, when needed, to offer additional support to those in times of need. crisis and increased social isolation.

“It will be a huge boost for everyone.”

David Scott, managing director of Barratt Developments West Scotland, recently met with charity representatives as well as 96-year-old Second World War veteran James Docherty to find out more about the vital services they provide.

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David said: “As a home builder, we work in communities across the country to increase the availability of quality homes.

“Addressing homelessness is a cause close to our hearts, but unfortunately the pandemic has exacerbated many social and financial problems and put many more people at risk.

“We are pleased to be able to provide financial support to these organizations at a time when they need it most and hope that our donations will help vulnerable or struggling people across the country. »

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Other charities that will benefit from the fund include Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) in Perth, The Highland Homeless Trust in Inverness, Social Bite in Edinburgh and Aberdeen Cyrenians in Aberdeen.

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