Trustee/Board Member for Starter Packs Glasgow (Since March 2020)
Starter Packs Glasgow have been helping individuals and families across Greater Glasgow for the last 21 years. The charity provides a 'pack' of over 60 essential items such as crockery, kettle, toaster, pots, pans, bedding, towels, toiletries and cleaning products. The packs are available by referral (from Housing Associations) to anybody experiencing poverty, often after being homeless, fleeing domestic situations, moving on from the forces, prison or care. The packs help empower people to build a new life with dignity, ease their financial burden, and alleviate poverty and the mental and physical ill health that can be caused by it. The packs allow people to settle into their new home more quickly, reducing the chances of having to leave the tenancy – helping to break the cycle of homelessness.