We are one of the most diverse and highly respected providers of social care and support for vulnerable people in Glasgow, West Central Scotland and beyond.
At any one time we will typically run around 40 different types of project, delivering support to over 1,500 individuals, their families and communities.
We provide professional care and support to the vulnerable people who use our services and who present with a wide range of need. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve.
We deliver services during this unprecedented period of austerity with services subject to funding reduction and freezes. Our services provide key support and care to the most vulnerable people in our community.
As a result of the funding challenges we are looking at different and innovative ways of offering support and of generating funds, and are actively seeking the support of our local communities, whether it be through volunteering time and direct support, or by way of financial donation.
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The safety and wellbeing of those we support, their families, and our staff is of paramount importance to us. In response to the developing coronavirus pandemic we have taken the decision to suspend all non-essential visits to our Residential Care homes, in line with guidance from the NHS and the Scottish Government. The services affected by this decision are: Beacon House, Bankhall Court, Annandale, Crannog, Elderslie, Lanark, Mitre House, McNeill Street, Moffat Street, Carbeth House, Perth and the Victoria Project.
We have not taken this decision lightly; staying in touch with loved ones becomes arguably more important than ever during times of stress and uncertainty. That’s why we’re working with local managers to arrange with families ways that they can remain in contact throughout this period, exploring avenues like Facetime, Skype and social media.
Some of our services require travel through, and gathering in, public / community spaces; we have also taken the decision to suspend these services. Our respite services will also close as of Friday this week, with any outreach elements of their service suspended immediately. Services affected by this decision are: Riddrievale, Buttercups House, Twechar, Muirfield Place, Muirfield Outreach, West End Day Service, CSS Day Service, ASIST, Ravenswood Outreach and the SGAD Recovery Hub.
We recognise that this decision may cause some anxiety, and we want to lessen that anxiety. We will explore new ways to stay in contact with those we support, such as virtual meeting rooms and Whatsapp. Key workers and support staff will be in touch with anyone who uses these services to establish the best method of maintaining communication until such time as we’re able to reopen these services.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time. If you are affected by these decisions, please see below for our full correspondence on this issue, and for more details on our organisation's response to COVID-19. All families, carers, representatives and those we support will be notified imminently.
At themungofoundation, we are proud to wear the Golden Ring of St. Mungo, and we would be delighted if you could find it in your heart to wear it too.
This symbol not only reminds us of one of the four miracles of the patron Saint of the great city of Glasgow - plucking Queen Languoreth's wedding ring from a fish, caought in the Clyde, to prove her fidelity to King Riderch - but also represents everything our charity has done since it's foundation over thirty years ago. Saint Mungo’s ring represents to us faith, continuity, community and compassion.
The late Cardinal Winning called on us to tackle the effects of the widespread poverty and social exclusion in Glasgow in the 1970s and, as the Community Social Services Department of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and, latterly, as an independent faith-inspired organisation we have been caring for those in need for over thirty years.
We know we make a great difference to those we support, their families and the community as a whole. That is why we are trying to catch people’s attention with such a clear symbol of continuity and faith – so that they - so that YOU - can understand what we’re all about and, hopefully, continue to support our mission, whether this is with time or direct financial support.
With your help we can keep improving and enhancing the quality of life of those in most need.