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Tackling Poor Oral Health with The Marie Trust

Clyde Munro has partnered with Glasgow-based homeless charity, The Marie Trust, to tackle poor oral health often experienced by the homeless community.

Published: 20 March 2023

Clyde Munro and The Marie Trust will bring their expertise together to provide industry-leading support and care to those experiencing homelessness in Glasgow.

The partnership is likely to launch its service in the summer of 2023 and will see Clyde Munro provide dental support and oral health advice to clinic users.

The health and wellbeing room is part of The Marie Trust’s specially designed premises located on Albion Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City, where the charity additionally provides counselling, crisis intervention, volunteering, and education services.

Improving dental hygiene is linked to improved overall health, including mental health, with regular visits to a hygienist allowing for a variety of health issues such as oral cancers and gum disease to be caught at an early stage.

Fiona Wood, Chief Operating Officer at Clyde Munro said: “Dental care, like all forms of healthcare, is a basic right and imperative to living a healthy and happy life.

“It is our hope that Clyde Munro’s partnership with The Marie Trust will play a vital role in removing the barriers created by complex social issues faced by people who are experiencing homelessness from accessing dental care, ensuring greater opportunities to take control of their health and wellbeing.”

Frances McKinlay, Chief Officer at Marie Trust said: “This is a significant partnership in providing access to oral care for people who are homeless. It is a service we have previously never had before or even been able to offer, but a much-needed resource in helping tackle health inequalities.”

Clyde Munro and Marie Trust are working together to bring the clinic to fruition by summer 2023.

If you would like to know more about our work with The Marie Trust or the other charity initiatives Clyde Munro supports, get in touch today to speak with our ESG team.