The Wayside was established in 1932 to meet the needs of the homeless and those suffering from hardship and addiction to alcohol. It is operated by the Legion of Mary a Catholic Lay Organisation and helpers from other religions and none. It provides a warm,friendly and safe environment every evening throughout the year, Holidays included for up to 100 adults(200 for Christmas Dinner). What's Available Those attending are offered warm food and non alcoholic drinks . Sandwiches are also on offer supplied by the generosity of Pret A Manger and cakes donated by Lightbody. Shaving, showering and foot baths are available and even a free game of Bingo is thrown in for some light relief. A small library and First Aid room is located on the first and second Floor. Private rooms are there for quiet chat or contact with other friends and outside Agencies for further help.
It’s Easier to Go Down Than Up!
Who Uses The Wayside The Wayside exists to help those in need. We do not judge or condemn anyone no matter what the problem is or what their past has been. we listen, comfort, give advice if required and try to assist in progressing to a more hopeful future but mainly to gain their friendship and trust. Originally homelessness and abuse of alcohol were the main problems. Today we also have serious addiction to drugs and the ever increasing numbers of men from all over the world coming to Glasgow looking for work or to avoid political strife in their own country. We turn away no one unless they are intoxicated.