Aberdeen Cyrenians has been handed the keys to three newly refurbished meeting rooms, thanks to generous support from ExxonMobil.
The company funded work to have the rooms at the charity’s Summer Street head office soundproofed and redecorated.
Approximately 20 people use the rooms each day through Aberdeen Cyrenians Drop In service to access advice, information and support from trained resettlement workers, as well as practical items like food parcels and clothing.
The rooms are also used by the charity’s other community projects, including the Violence Against Women Project and the Domestic Abuse Support and Accommodation Project.
Aberdeen Cyrenians Depute Chief Executive Scott Baxter said: “Given the personal and confidential nature of appointments, Aberdeen Cyrenians chose to undertake this work to reassure our service users their privacy is of the utmost importance.
“With the number of people accessing our services constantly increasing, the ability to provide appropriate spaces to work with service users is crucial.
“We have a longstanding relationship with ExxonMobil and are incredibly grateful to them for their continued support of our services. The rooms will be put into use immediately to help us support our service users in any way we can.”
The work was carried out over a two-week period to minimise disruption, allowing the charity to keep all its services running as normal during the soundproofing process.
Sophie Foale, ExxonMobil’s Community Affairs Adviser, said: “We are pleased to continue our support of the Cyrenians, helping them make such an important difference to the lives of homeless people in the Aberdeen area.”