The Glasgow Care Foundation was set up 148 years ago by a group of Glasgow businessmen to help alleviate poverty in the Glasgow area.
The Foundation is a custodian of one of Glasgow’s oldest charities working every day with Spruce to help alleviate poverty and inequality. Amanda Flynn works for the Foundation as a Welfare Officer and in her role, she regularly relies on Spruce Carpets to come to the aid of their clients. Here’s her story.
“Our Clients may be young people struggling with their first tenancy or pensioners hit by the cost of living but our ethos is the same for all: small actions make big things happen for the people of Glasgow.
Working with partners, such as Spruce, is at the heart of our mission. Flooring is so, so expensive. Social enterprise can be a buzzword but in the case of Spruce, it means knowing the people they help and working with others to make change happen. It’s all about the people.
We speak to Grace at Spruce most days to get carpets into the houses of those families who need them. She always goes above and beyond often donating additional flooring to complete the job. It works both ways. Spruce also know they can refer Clients who need a helping hand to us. That’s a social enterprise. And that’s community.”