The Blue Triangle Housing Association, which aims to assist and accommodate homeless people to move into permanent accommodation, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Hamilton branch.
The charity, with several branches throughout Scotland, held a garden party celebration to mark the anniversary.
Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse shared in the celebration alongside MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Margaret Ferrier.
Commenting, Christina said:
“I have been a long-time supporter of the Blue Triangle and it is a huge fillip to see the charity reach its 20th anniversary.
“Homelessness can happen to anyone and for a whole variety of different reasons. It’s not the territory of vagrants or layabouts but often people fall victim because of redundancy, family crises or drug problems for example.”
The charity aims to work with service users to achieve better quality of life, whether through finding employment, learning new skills or settling into long-standing accommodation.
“Blue Triangle often takes on people who have been rejected by other service providers; if help is required, Blue Triangle is there.
“The charity has helped a remarkable 600+ people over the past 20 years and I’m delighted to have shared in their celebrations. I look forward to the next 20 years of the Blue Triangle giving hope and support to those who need it most.”