|In 1977, the Community Social Services Department of the Archdiocese of Glasgow was set up by the late Cardinal Archbishop Thomas Winning, to develop services in response to the levels of poverty and social exclusion that existed in the Greater Glasgow area.
Since then, the Community Social Services Department developed an extensive range of social care services for older people, those with mental health or addiction problems, homeless young people and people with a learning disability or a sensory impairment.
The original strategy sought to pioneer new kinds of services, develop projects to meet needs that were otherwise not being met and promote innovative approaches to service delivery, particularly in geographical areas noted for their high levels of social exclusion and lack of resources.
The Mungo Foundation is a leading independent provider organisation with over 30 years experience of providing quality person-centred services to individuals of all ages with wide range and complex support needs.
Today they employ over 800 staff who support around 1,500 service users in a diverse range of services throughout West and Central Scotland.
In conjunction with EDC they now provide a bespoke children’s respite service. The service will deliver respite/short break support for up to 3 children and young people with varying degrees of disability aged between 6 and 19 years old. The Service is provided from a Council-owned facility located at Bishopbriggs.
This new service is now known as Buttercups House, which opened in September 2014. Marmac Services Ltd were responsible for the mechanical and electrical installations which comprised of the following elements:-
- Photovoltaic Installation
- Above Ground Drainage
- Hot & Cold Water Services
- Heating Installations
- LV Distribution
- Small Power
- Disabled WC Call System
- Fire Alarms & Detection
- Incoming Utilities