Volunteering at HOS: October Update

This month we have supported our Housing Buddies with their first cases, made plans for a further 3 case studies, planned an exciting event for November and organised meetings with potential volunteers who will be writing up our local area guides. A busy month all round!

Susan and Fiona at the first Housing Buddies case

Our Housing Buddy, Fiona, accompanied Susan, one of our brokers to a client visit in Bridge of Allan (pictured). Lindsay, another Housing Buddy, went to support a client in Paisley who was having her property valued and our third buddy Shirley was able to support Karen, our Military Matters broker, with some information about homelessness services in the West of Scotland. As we move into November, we already have a client visit set up in Dundee for Shirley to support Olivia and we have also planned a Housing Buddies meet up later down the line in December.

Our Volunteer Coordinator, Ben, is working with our student intern, Barkat, to produce an area guide for Fife to support clients once they have moved property into the area and Ben is also due to meet a new volunteer who is keen to help write a guide for Edinburgh. Watch this space!

We are hosting a volunteer celebration and launch event at the end of November where we will be formally announcing lots of the projects we are working on and sharing updates. Look out for that in the next update!

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