Gloucester City Mission (GCM) is a registered charity (1115780) that supports the homeless, those living in temporary accommodation, sofa surfers and those in need of support with clothing, toiletries, food or advice. We rely purely on donations in order that we can offer food, drinks, clothes, toiletries and advice to people when they are at their lowest point.
We have outreach teams that go out 6 days a week to offer provisions to anyone who needs help. We continue to run our Wednesday lunch every week.
In April 2021 we opened Restore. This is a 'shop' where clients can come to get clothes, shoes, toiletries and other emergency provisions.
We run The Revive Coffee House in the city centre. This is a place where we can offer employment to people who have been homeless as well as a great place for people to meet up for drinks and cake. Within Revive is our commercial kitchen where we run all of our outreach work out of as well as running life skills courses for clients.
Gloucester City Mission is very well established and has a very good relationship with the City and County Council as well as our MP as well as excellent relationships with the media, churches and schools.
In previous years we have run the City's Winter Shelter there was an average of 28 sleepers per month in the shelter. On average 60 clients seek support by coming to the centre each week while approximately 70 clients a week are directly supported by the staff and volunteers. Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to run the shelter last year but instead supported the Local Authority in enabling people to get into emergency accommodation.
Our Winter Shelter is now open (from 1st Dec 2021 - 31st March 2022). Guests should ideally be referred through he council, P3, the NHS or the police although they can also self refer. For information about referrals please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our other work continues over the winter period.