Friday, September 19, 2014

Working Together
to end Homelessness

Welcome to CATH

Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a local charity which supports, encourages and promotes the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are homeless in the Perth and Kinross Council area.

The organisation recognises the associated problems that homelessness presents and works to alleviate those and help maintain and improve the quality of life of our beneficiaries. 

We help significant numbers of people each year to overcome homelessness issues through our projects which include a drop-in Day Centre, emergency hostel, tenancy support teamoutreach and street work team and literacy/numeracy support.

CATH is a private company limited by guarantee and a charity regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.


   

CATH is pleased to announced that we are working in conjunction with Starter Packs Perth.

Starter Packs Perth provide access to basic household goods to individuals and families on low incomes, who have been given the tenancy of a house or flat.

To request a Starter Pack, please fill in the online form, located within the Projects menu, at the top of the page.

Volunteer Befriender's success

The CATH organisation would like to extend their congratulations to Judy Potter one of our Volunteer Befrienders who has been named as Perth College’s “Student of the Year” after achieving a first-class Honours degree online. 

Judy has had to work hard to juggle family life whilst applying herself to her academic studies and said of her achievement:
“I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to receive this award”

Judy has now commenced a Postgraduate MSc in Social Work at Dundee University and we wish her every success in her future studies. 

Tayside Advice Project


Tayside Advice Project
Free, Confidential, Independent, Impartial Advice.

We can offer information and advice on:

Employment
Housing
Benefits
And a wide range of other issues

Telephone advice is available on:

0845 296 1010

Tuesday: 4pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 7:00pm
Thursday: 10am – 12:30pm
First and last Saturday of every month: 10am – 12pm

Or leave a message for a reply within 3 working days.

Please ensure that you leave your contact details.

E-mail advice:  advice.tayside@casonline.org.uk

(We aim to respond to e-mails within 5 working days)

Online advice:  www.adviceguide.org.uk

Registered office: Perth CAB, 7 Atholl Crescent Perth PH1 5NG
Registration number: 153915 - Charity number: SC003259

We need your help!

CATH has an account with theBigGive.org.uk where every penny donated goes directly to supporting the homeless, and those at risk of homelessness throughout Perth and Kinross. You can donate anonymously if you wish.

Just click on the image to head over to the site.




Or, donate via JustGiving, by clicking the link below.

Donate with JustGiving and PayPal

Spectrum Club - Drop-in service

Confidential Drop-in Service for those aged 16yrs and over with Asperger's syndrome.

Do you have problems with;
Social or personal relationships
School
College
Family
Work

Drop-in and see us at;

City Base, Scott Street, Perth, PH2 8JW

Tuesdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Family members also welcome


The Spectrum Club Scotland, PO Box 6644, Blairgowrie, PH10 9AH

01250 874730

A community interest company number 412580

Why not get involved?

Homelessness is a growing issue, especially in this troubled economic climate. Every bit of support that you can offer is gratefully received.

Perhaps you could spare a few hours each week to volunteer in one of our projects? You may have some items that we could make use of in our projects or charity shop? Maybe you'd like to become a member and have your say in the future of CATH? Or, donate just £1 per month via our CATH 500 programme?

Everything helps. Just get in touch, and we'll take it from there.

Current Vacancies

Befrienders wanted

Facing Change is a CATH Befriending Project, supporting women towards a more independent, inclusive and fulfilled life. 
Many of these women will be disadvantaged in some way but have one thing in common – they want to move their life forward in a positive direction and see having a befriender as a step towards this.
 
We are seeking befrienders who are reliable, empathetic, non-judgemental, good communicators with a few hours to spare weekly.

In return you will receive all reasonable expenses, a comprehensive training and support programme and the satisfaction you have helped someone move their life forward.

Under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 only women are eligible to apply.

To apply or for more information, contact Karen on;
Tel: 01738 580188
E-mail: k.litzbarski@cath-org.co.uk

Volunteer Mentors & Befrienders

We are currently recruiting individuals for our Mentoring and Befriending services.

We are seeking mentors/befrienders who are reliable, empathetic, non-judgemental, good communicators with a few hours to spare weekly.
To support and encourage positive changes to the lifestyles of individuals who have substance misuse issues, offending backgrounds, are homeless or socially isolated.

In return you will receive a comprehensive training and support programme, all reasonable expenses and the satisfaction the you have helped someone to make independent choices to move their life forward.

To apply or for more information, contact Karen on;
Tel: 01738 580188
E-mail: k.litzbarski@cath-org.co.uk


Day Centre Volunteers

Volunteers wanted for our busy homeless Day Centre kitchen. Have fun and meet new people whilst helping a great cause!

To apply or for more information, contact Karen on;
Tel: 01738 580188
E-mail: k.litzbarski@cath-org.co.uk


Volunteer Cook wanted

CATH House is our 16 bed direct access Hostel, providing support and emergency accommodation to anyone over the age of 16 with multiple and complex needs who find themselves homeless or under the threat of homelessness.

We currently have a volunteering opportunity within our Hostel (CATH House) for an individual experienced in the preparation and cooking of food and who holds a current Food Hygiene Certificate.

To apply or for more information, contact Karen on;
Tel: 01738 580188
E-mail: k.litzbarski@cath-org.co.uk

Contact Details

Churches Action for the Homeless
188-190 High Street
Perth
PH1 5PA

CATH is a charity registered in Scotland No. SC021740

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