As one of Scotland’s leading charities, we have an integrated philosophy and value base that ensures people have the support they need to live full and positive lives as active citizens. 

One of our supported people, Mr Logan, recently surprised us with a letter that made us even more proud of the life-changing work we do day-to-day.

Written as a thank you to his support practitioner, the letter describes how Mr Logan feels about the support he receives from Ty and Carr Gomm, and how we’ve helped him maintain his tenancy and live independently.

Mr Logan’s words mean a huge amount to us, as our approach is informed by proactive human rights-based practices, our person-centered ethos, and our values of Choice, Control, Openness and Honesty, Interdependence, and Respect. 

In practice, this means that we take time to understand each person: their strengths and existing supports, their personality, preferences, and dreams for the future, alongside the reality of issues and concerns negatively impacting on their health and wellbeing.

Mr Logan, said: ‘Ty has eased the pressure by always being there when I need him; helping me with the day-to-day tasks I often struggle with. The support from Ty and Carr Gomm mean the world to me. I’ve always believed that good work deserves recognition, and I wanted to write to my local MP to make him aware of the excellent level of support I’ve received.

Since receiving a personal reply from Brendan O’Hara MP, there has been happiness and excitement all round. Not only is this a testament to our people supported, but to each and every person across the Carr Gomm family.

Ty Williamson, housing support officer, said: “The letter was a really kind gesture. We’ve spent seven months getting to know one another and I couldn’t be more proud of everything we’ve achieved together. To be recognised for doing something I love is a real bonus.”