Friday 11 June 2010

Govan win at the Scottish Care Accolades in Aviemore

GLC's Prevention of Homelessness Partnership (POHP) - a partnership between Glasgow City Council's South West Community Health Care Partnership, Govan Money Matters Advice Centre and GLC - has been honoured at the 2010 Scottish Care Accolades Awards. This is the 'Oscars' for social care services in Scotland, and the awards are organised by the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government. The awards ceremony was held in Aviemore this afternoon (Friday 11 June 2010).

The POHP won in the category of 'Partnership working in adult care services'. Collecting the award on behalf of the partnership, POHP co-ordinator, GLC's Alistair Sharp was delighted that our innovative approach to preventing homelessness on a sustained and long term basis had been honoured by our peers in Scotland's social care and health professions. 

Alistair said: "The award is testimony to the hard work of all of the partners involved, and is fantastic recognition at a time when we hope to further develop our service by providing an even earlier system of intervention to prevent homelessness in the South West Glasgow".

A short documentary film of the work of the POHP can be seen here (opens in Real Player). This is a powerful 15 minute documentary of the work of Govan Law Centre and it's local partners in Glasgow's Southside with respect to their innovative work to prevent homelessness on a sustained and holistic basis.



  1. Congratulations to all concerned.

    We hope you can soon post further success re the proof hearing on bank charges case at Glasgow Sheriff Court today. Many people eagerly awaiting an update.


  2. Many thanks; a GLC bank charges update has been posted today (see the entry for Friday 18 June 2010).