Money Advice and Support during Covid-19
NHS Money Advice Service
This service is still running. Interviews take place by telephone instead of in person. If you would like to be referred to this service, please phone the practice and ask the receptionist.
Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau can provide information, advice and assistance in a wide range of areas including: -
- welfare benefits
- money advice
Telephone: 0141 948 0204 (see also Helpline below)
Citizens Advice Scotland has launched a new national advice helpline to enhance their service during the coronavirus crisis. The helpline is free to call on 0800 028 1456 and will initially operate from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
National Money Advice Service
This service is providing information on coronavirus / Covid-19 and your money. They also have a 'Coronavirus and Money' Facebook group.
Website Links: Coronavirus and Your Money Coronavirus - What It Means For You
Facebook Page: National Money Advice Facebook Group
Glasgow City Council Support
Glasgow City Council are providing Farmfoods Cards to families currently in receipt of free school meals and/or School Clothing Grants. Families will receive £2 per day per child and your card will be topped up fortnightly until 8th June 2020 inclusive, on the dates specified in the letter you will receive. If you haven't received a card by Monday, 6th April 2020, telephone 0141 276 1177.
Social Housing Tenants
Many housing providers in North West Glasgow have support available for their tenants, such as welfare benefit advisors. Contact your housing provider for more information.
The NHS Support & Information Services (SIS) provides 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 SIS is available at the following hospitals:
- Queen Elizabeth University HospitalGovan Law Centre
- Royal Hospital for Children
- Glasgow Royal Infirmary
- Victoria Hospital
- Stobhill Hospital
- Royal Alexandra Hospital
Home Energy Scotland
If you need help and advice on saving energy when you're at home, or if you're worried about your energy bills or struggling to stay warm at home, telephone 0808 808 2282.
All calls are free of charge.
Website: Home Energy Scotland
Govan Law Centre (Glasgow-wide service) Telephone: 0141 440 2503
Run a free and confidential advice service via WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, e-mail, and a free call back service.
Whatsapp: 07564 040765
Facebook Messenger: Facebook Messenger Govan Law Centre
Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (Glasgow-wide service) Telephone: 0141 204 2888
Due to the demand in sectors such as food production, food supply, pharmaceutical and logistics, there are opportunities to access a range of jobs on a temporary basis. See the following link for further information:
Employment and Financial Support Available Online:
- check if you can get statutory sick pay (SSP)
- check if you're eligible for Universal Credit
- check if you're eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- check your rights if your hours are cut or if you're laid off
- find out what to do if you cannot pay your tax bill on time.
Website: Support During Coronavirus
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 ongoing expenses.
Website: Scottish Welfare Fund
Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund
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.
Telephone: 0800 085 6150