“Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another”
St Vincent de Paul, SSVP Patron
Scotland’s 2000 SSVP volunteer members provide support and assistance to people across the country on a daily basis. Working in 300 groups, they assist people in need in the best way that they can.
What we do
SSVP Conferences (groups) respond to needs in their communities. This usually means visiting people in their homes, in hospital, hospices or in prison. For many people, this visit is all that they need. However, in meeting people in this way, SSVP volunteers get to know people. They may then go on and provide help or assistance in other ways.
Since starting in 1833, home visits have been at the heart of the work of SSVP members. SSVP always works hard to respond to changing needs and has now established ‘Special works’, which provide one particular service.
A network of charity
65,000 visits made to people in their homes, hospitals, hospices and in prisons.
Common Ground For members of the SSVP and their Vincentian brothers and sisters, this year marks the 400th anniversary of Vincentian spirituality, the theme of the year being 'Welcome the Stranger'. Migrants around the world
Two formidable men Our patron, St Vincent de Paul, and SSVP founder, Bl Frederic Ozanam may share many things in common,but they were very different individuals. In his article on the 'Famvin'(Vincentian Family) website, Jim