Media Release: Runaways project wins ‘One to Watch’ care accolade

A SERVICE which helps young runaways in Tayside and Fife has won the ‘One to Watch’ category at the 2013 Care Accolades.

Safe and Sound, based in Dundee, is run by Shelter Scotland and Relationships Scotland and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Richard McGilvray, manager of the Safe and Sound project, said:

“Thank you to the Care Accolades for this award. This is great news and pays testament to the commitment and hard work of our staff, and the young people and families we work with.

“We now look forward to building on our progress and successes and delivering this vital service to the people of Dundee, Greater Tayside and Fife.”

The project, in partnership with Relationships Scotland, works to reduce the risk of homelessness for young people in Dundee and across the greater Tayside and Fife areas, facilitate family mediation and the safe return home for those who have run away, or where this is not possible, help them to find and keep suitable housing of their own.

Safe and Sound is funded by £694,985 from the Big Lottery Fund and is run by Shelter Scotland in partnership with counselling, mediation and family support charity Relationships Scotland with referrals from other local sources.

Now in its tenth year, the Care Accolades, organised by the Scottish Social Services Council showcases the work of social services across Scotland.


Notes to Editors:

1.    Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. We’re here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. For advice and support visit or call 0808 800 4444.
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