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ScotsCare, the 400-year-old charity, takes to Soho Square to celebrate London’s Scottish LGBTQ+ community in the greater London area. 

After the success of their participation in the last few Pride in London festivals, ScotsCare are back again this year, spreading the word about the work supporting low-income and homeless Scottish people living in London. Offering a range of services, they’re taking Pride in London as an opportunity to focus on LGBTQ+ people in the London Scottish community who are in need of support, or anyone looking to get involved with lending a helping hand.  

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They are a charity dedicated to offering financial, practical and emotional support to 1st and 2nd generation Scots in London and the surrounding areas. They support their clients with a wide range of services from financial support, advocacy, homelessness, counselling to sheltered housing, training and job coaching and much more. ScotsCare recently extended their counselling services to offer drug and alcohol misuse support. 

Time and time again studies show that LGBTQ+ people tend to be worse off when it comes to social isolation, with the numbers of LGBTQ+ people who suffer loneliness in older age being wildly disproportionate. ScotsCare has seen great success in providing social spaces for older Scottish people to get together to socialise in a positive environment, with free events for the over 50s, including a monthly lunch in London and Luton. The ScotsCare choir, which has been going since 2018, sees people of all ages coming together and is open to all those looking to get involved in the charity.  

If you’re looking to get involved with the charity by giving your time, then there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer, from helping with their social events to being a Blether Buddy befriender. As with any charity, donations are always welcome through their website (scotscare.com), no matter how much you have to give.  

If you are a Scot in London and in need of some support, or you know of someone who could benefit from their services, contact ScotsCare on 0800 652 2928 on send an email on info@scotscare.com.  

ScotsCare will be in Soho Square on Saturday, 1 July, from 12:00 – 7:00 pm. Come and say hello! To find out more about this charity, visit ScotsCare.com 

 

 

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