Client resources during COVID-19

In these challenging times, support organisations across Glasgow are having to rethink how they deliver traditional one to one support services.

Jobs and Business Glasgow
We continue to be here for you, assisting with CV development, job searching, and job applications.

We have set up a dedicated telephone support service in which you can speak directly to Advisers. Call us free on 0300 123 2898

We have gathered information on other support services across Glasgow:

GEMAP Scotland Ltd.
Due to Coronavirus GEMAP are currently providing telephone appointments only. Existing clients with an active issue, regarding either benefit or debt, will continue to receive support with that issue over the phone. New clients should contact GEMAP to arrange a telephone appointment

Telephone: 0141 773 5850
Email: info@gemap.co.uk
Website: www.gemap.co.uk
Social media updates at:
Twitter
Facebook
Address: GEMAP Scotland Ltd, Westwood Business Centre, Unit 2/3i, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Easterhouse, G34 9HJ

Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureau
Brigeton Citizens Advice provide information, advice and assistance in a wide range of areas including welfare benefits, money advice, housing and employment.
For telephone appointments call: 0141 554 033
Website: www.bridgetoncab.org.uk/
Address: 35 Main Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 1QB

Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau

Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau provides information, advice, casework and representation services on a range of social issues including benefits, debt, housing and employment. For telephone appointments call: 0141 554 0004
Website: www.cas.org.uk/bureaux/glasgow-parkhead-citizens-advice-bureau
Address: 1361 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G31 4DN

Easterhouse Citizens Advice Bureau
Easterhouse Citizens Advice provide information, advice and assistance in a wide range of areas, including welfare benefits, money advice, housing and employment. For telephone appointments call: 0141 771 2328
Website: www.cas.org.uk/bureaux/glasgow-easterhouse-citizens-advice-bureau
Address: 46 Shandwick Square, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9DT

Universal Credit Support
Universal Credit support services are still available in the following three libraries: Shettleston, Anniesland and Ibrox. This is by appointment only, appointments can be made by calling: 0808 169 9901
Website: www.gain4u.org.uk/
Shettleston Library (UC appointment only)
Wellshot Road, Glasgow, G32 7AX

Emergency food or support

Glasgow NE Food bank
Due to COVID-19 this foodbank will be operating Mondays and Thursday 2-4pm until further notice. Phone: 07951749363 or 07951749373
Email: info@glasgowne.foodbank.org.uk
Website: http://glasgowne.foodbank.org.uk/
Address: Calton Parkhead Parish Church, 142 Helenvale Street, Parkhead, G31 4NA

Glasgow City Council Support
If clients are in receipt of school clothing grants or free school meals they will be sent a preloaded gift card to buy food from Farmfoods. This is only available to existing claimants, no new applications are being received. Cards will be sent by post automatically if these grants are received.

Ethnic Minority Law Centre
Telephone: 0141 204 2888
Website: www.emlc.org.uk
Address: 41 St Vincent Place, (2nd Floor), Glasgow, G1 2ER

Govan Law Centre (Glasgow Wide Service)

Govan Law Centre are running a free and confidential advice through WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, and e-mail and a free call back telephone service. They can be contacted using any of the methods below. Leave a message and a solicitor, welfare rights worker or money advisor will call back.
Telephone: 0141 440 2503
Website: www.govanlawcentre.org/
WhatsApp: 07564 040765
Twitter: @govanlawcentre
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Govan-Law-Centre-485591671499123/
Address: Orkney Street Enterprise Centre (Units 4 & 6), 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow, G51 2BZ

NHS Support & Information Services (SIS)
The Support and Information Services provide a friendly and confidential place for patients, families and staff to access health, wellbeing and financial support.
They can assist with emergency food, fuel and money concerns, as well as information and referral to a wide range of community services such as carers, money and debt advice.
The service can be contacted via email or telephone and also has drop-in facilities
Telephone: 0141 452 238
Email: sis@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Website: www.nhsggc.org.uk/sis
Support & Information Services (SIS) available at the following hospitals:
– Queen Elizabeth University Hospital & Royal – – Hospital for Children
– Glasgow Royal Infirmary
– Victoria Hospital
– Stobhill Hospital
– Royal Alexandra Hospital

Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau
Can provide information, advice and assistance in a wide range of areas, including: welfare benefits, money advice, housing and employment. Web chat available via their website.
Phone: 0141 948 0204
Website

Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau
Can provide information, advice and assistance in a wide range of areas, including: welfare benefits, money advice, housing and employment.
Phone: 0141 944 2612
Website

Drumchapel Money Advice
Can provide information, advice and assistance in a wide range of areas, including: welfare benefits, money advice, housing and employment.
Phone: 0141 944 0507
Email
Website

Scottish Welfare Fund
The Scottish Welfare Fund is a Scottish Government scheme which provides a safety net in disaster or emergency, or to enable independent living in the community. Crisis grants don’t need to be repaid and are available to apply for by people who do not have alternative means of paying for what they need. They are intended to meet one off needs rather than on going expenses.
Link

Aberlour Urgent
Assistance Fund: Awarding cash grants to assist those under 21 and their families in times of extreme hardship. Applications need to be endorsed and submitted by a sponsor in professional capacity only.
Phone: 0800 085 6150
Email

Your support, your way
Provides information on finding health services in Glasgow includes money advice and debt.
Link

Breathing Space
The Breathing Space freephone and webchat helpline is a good starting point if you are stressed, anxious or depressed. They can provide a wide range of information and tops on how to reduce stress.
Call free: 0800 83 85 87
Website

My World of Work Job Hub
Skills Development Scotland have launched My World of Work Job search promoting immediate starts available now, for example in supermarkets and the NHS.
Link to job search

Glasgow Libraries
All libraries remain closed but a full collection of services is available online.
Ebooks: A fantastic range of over 12,000 eBooks, 100 popular eMagazines, and 15 million songs can be downloaded for FREE using library cards.
Universal Credit: Essential Universal Credit support is available by calling free 0808 169 9901
The libraries can be followed on social media channels: Facebook: Glasgow Libraries Twitter: @GlasgowLib