Available support for Glasgow Central constituents during cost of living crisis

During this cost-of-living crisis, it is important that the constituents of Glasgow Central are given as much support as possible. There are a number of services available in the Glasgow Central constituency to help during what will be a difficult time for many. These services can be found below:

Emergency Services

Emergency: 999

Non-emergency : 101

NHS 24: 111

Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers using a Textphone (minicom) should dial 18000 in an emergency.

General Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau – Bridgeton

35 Main Street


G40 1QB

Book an appointment: https://www.bridgetoncab.org.uk/get-advice

Send an email: https://www.bridgetoncab.org.uk/get-advice

Tel: 0141 554 0336

Citizens Advice Bureau – Glasgow Central

3rd Floor, The Mitchell Library

201 North Street


G3 7DN

Drop-ins available Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Send an email: https://www.glasgowcentralcab.org.uk/get-advice

Tel: 0141 552 5556

Advice Direct Scotland

Scotland’s largest advice agency – provides advice on home heating, energy, money, etc.

Webstie: https://www.advicedirect.scot/contact/

Help with food and fuel 

Foodbanks around the Glasgow Central constituency

Trussell Trust Foodbank Finder: https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/

Glasgow Community Food Map will direct you to free food parcels and free meals in Glasgow: https://www.urbanroots.org.uk/freefood/

Govanhill People’s Pantry

The People’s Pantry is a membership-led shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

488 Cathcart Road


G42 7BX

Tel: 0141 433 2999

Email: info@govanhillbaths.com

Website: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/pantry/

Garnethill Pantry

CWIN has been running a food security programme since 2012. In February 2022 we transformed our former food bank into a community food hub, enabling our community members to access community food provision with more dignity and have choice over the food they take home.

Garnethill Multicultural Centre

21 Rose Street


G3 6RE

Tel: 0141 573 0978

Website: https://www.cwin.org.uk/services/garnethill-multicultural-food-hub/

Pollokshields Community Food Point

Pollokshields Community Food Point is located at 423 Shields Road in Pollokshields, Glasgow. We stock fruit and vegetables, milk and bread, tinned goods and other groceries, and basic household essentials for those living in the G41 area of Glasgow and struggling to afford their weekly shopping. When possible, we also offer hot meals cooked by members of Pollokshields Mutual Aid.

423 Shields Road



G41 1NY

Open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 3pm to 5pm.

Website: https://www.pollokshieldsmutualaid.org/communityfoodpoint

Fuel Banks in Glasgow

Fuel Banks are currently available in selected foodbanks and advice agencies across Great Britain and provide a top up voucher that provides approximately two weeks’ worth of fuel to clients who use a prepayment meter to heat their home and to cook with, and who have been deemed as in ‘crisis need’ by an independent referrer.

Available at:

Glasgow SE Foodbank

Distribution Centre

Glasgow Elim Church

42 Inglefield Street

Glasgow, G42 7AT

Glasgow NW Foodbank

36 Millbrix Avenue



G14 0EP

Website: https://www.fuelbankfoundation.org/

Support for customers of energy companies

Many energy companies have advice and support pages for customers struggling to pay their bills.

Scottish Power: https://account.scottishpower.co.uk/affordability

Eon: https://www.eonenergy.com/more-for-your-home/energy-fund.html

SSE: https://sse.co.uk/help/bills-and-paying/trouble-paying-your-bills

Scottish Gas: https://www.scottishgas.co.uk/energy/help-if-youre-struggling-to-pay.html

EDF: https://www.edfenergy.com/for-home/help-support/energy-bill-debt-advice

Help with housing

Shelter Scotland

We strive every day to give people struggling with bad housing or homelessness the help they need, through our advice, support and legal services. Our advice helpline is the best way to contact us for any emergencies.

Tel: 0808 800 4444

Homelessness Services (Glasgow City Council)

We have a legal duty to help people who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness. During office hours, you should contact your nearest Community Homeless Service.

Find your Community Homeless Service: https://www.yoursupportglasgow.org/directory/providerlist/455

Out of hours tel: 0800 838 502

Simon Community Scotland

Every day we help make good things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take the next step towards a positive future.

Drop in address:

The Access Hub

389 Argyle Street


G2 8LR

Urgent help tel: 0800 027 7466

General enquiries email: contact form available on website (https://www.simonscotland.org/contact-us/)

Website: https://www.simonscotland.org/

Social Work (Glasgow City Council)

We provide a variety of services which aim to:

  • Ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable adults, young people and children
  • Support individuals and families to maintain independence and to exercise choice about the way they live their lives

Tel: 0141 287 0555 (office hours)

Out of hours tel: 0300 343 1505

Help with mental health

Breathing Space Scotland

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some Breathing Space. Pick up the phone – we’re here to listen.

Tel: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thurs 1800-0200, weekends Fri 1800 – Mon 0600)

Website: https://breathingspace.scot/


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Tel: 116 123

Legal and money advice services

Govanhill Law Centre

GhLC’s aim is still to “root out discrimination and exploitation” and improve the wellbeing of local people. We provide the full range of legal services.

Govanhill Law Centre

Samaritan House

79 Coplaw Street


G42 7JG

Tel: 0141 433 2665

Email: m@govanlc.com

Website: https://govanlawcentre.org/govanhill-law-centre/

Castlemilk Law and Money Advice Centre

Castlemilk Law & Money Advice Centre is a community controlled law centre providing legal advice and representation on social security, housing law, debt and employment law. We also provide advice on women’s rights and disability rights.

155 Castlemilk Drive


G45 9UG

Tel: 0141 634 0313

Email: mail@castlemilklawcentre.co.uk

Website: https://www.castlemilklawcentre.co.uk/

Money Matters Govan

Money Matters has adopted a holistic approach to dealing with advice issues. Our Welfare Rights service includes representation at Social Security and Disability appeal hearings.  We are pro-active at providing in-work benefits advice such as Tax Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

For all enquiries about Money Matters’ services or to arrange an appointment for the Energy team, please contact us via telephone, fax or email.

Money Matters Money Advice Centre

Orkney Street Enterprise Centre,

Unit 1, 18-20 Orkney Street,


G51 2BX

Tel: 0141 445 5221

Email: advice@moneymattersweb.co.uk

Website: http://www.moneymattersweb.co.uk/

Money Advice Scotland

Money Advice Scotland is Scotland’s money charity. Our mission is to be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland.

We offer anonymous, confidential, and non-judgemental ways to chat with someone. You can talk to a friendly adviser using our webchat service, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or email. These services can all be accessed on the website.

Website: https://www.moneyadvicescotland.org.uk/help-for-people-with-money-worries

Law Society of Scotland

Tel: 0131 226 7411 

Website: www.lawscot.org.uk

Employment rights advice

Acas Scotland

Website: www.acas.org.uk 

Tel: 0300 123 1100

Help for refugees

Refugee Survival Trust

We provide refugees and people seeking asylum with practical support when it is most needed, build connections between people and use what we learn to campaign for change.

The best way to get in touch is to email info@rst.org.uk, but if you would prefer to communicate by telephone, leave a message providing your contact number and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Floor 3, Robertson House

152 Bath Street


G2 4TB

Tel: 0141 353 5602

Email: info@rst.org.uk


Refuweegee is a community-led charity that gives people a way to welcome and embrace those newest to arrive. We strive to ensure that people who have been forced to flee their homes arrive in Scotland to a warm welcome and some of the things that will help them to feel more at home here.

249 W George Street


G2 4QE

Visiting by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, please contact enquiries@refuweegee.co.uk

Tel: 0141 401 0756

Email: enquiries@refuweegee.co.uk

Website: https://www.refuweegee.co.uk/

Scottish Refugee Council

We are an independent charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection. Through our direct services we provide practical support, advice and a listening ear to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way. We work with communities and community groups. And we speak out against an unjust asylum system and campaign for policy changes that make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Scottish Refugee Council

6th Floor, Portland House

17 Renfield Street

Glasgow, G2 5AH

Tel: 0808 1967 274

Website: https://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Help for the elderly and disabled people

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living is run by disabled people for disabled people. We believe that barriers disable people, not impairments. Our support, payroll, training, housing, employment and consultancy services enable disabled people to assert more control over their lives as equal citizens.

117-127 Brook Street


G40 3AP

Tel: 0141 550 4455

Contact form: http://www.gcil.org.uk/contact-us.aspx

Website: http://www.gcil.org.uk/

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Run by and for disabled people, we have 5000+ members across Greater Glasgow — diverse disabled people, people with long term conditions, and member organisations led by disabled people; and a thriving network of associate members — people, partners and allies who support our aims.

Our programmes support disabled people and those with long term conditions across Glasgow – you do not need to be a member to take part.

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Suite 301, The White Studios, Templeton Business Centre

Templeton Court


G40 1DA

Tel: 0141 556 7103

Email: info@gdaonline.co.uk

Website: https://gda.scot/

Golden Generation

Glasgow’s Golden Generation offers a range of support to Glasgow’s older population.

You can phone our head office with any enquiries, and we will direct you to the best person to speak to. 

Tel: 0141 221 9924

Email: mailbox@glasgow.gg.org.uk

Website: https://www.glasgowgg.org.uk/

Number One Befriending Agency

In order to tackle loneliness and isolation, The No.1 Befriending Agency runs a befriending service where trained volunteers visit isolated older people and spend some time with them to have a wee chatter, a cup of tea, and to hear their stories.

Drop us an email anytime or call us during our office hours, Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. 

Tel: 0141 465 6998

Email: info@befriend.org.uk

Website: https://www.befriend.org.uk/

Note: Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Support for victims of domestic abuse

Glasgow Women’s Aid

We have a range of different services to support you with your own experience of domestic abuse. Our support is women cantered meaning that you are at the centre of the support and your thoughts and opinions are always taken into consideration.

4th Floor

30 Bell Street


G1 1LG

Tel: 0141 553 2022

Email: getsupport@glasgowwomensaid.org.uk

Website: https://glasgowwomensaid.org.uk/

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid provides safe temporary refuge accommodation to women, children, and young people, and provide crisis support to people living in the community. They can meet you in a place of safety to talk.

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid

Flat 0/1

24 Willowbank Street


G3 6LZ

Tel: 0141 353 0859

Email: womensaid@hematgryffe.org.uk

Website: https://www.hematgryffe.org.uk/

Scottish Women’s Aid

If you feel scared of or around your partner or if you are worried about someone you know, get in touch with Scotland’s 24 hour Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline, email, or visit the website.

Tel: 0800 027 1234

Email: helpline@sdafmh.org.uk

Website: http://sdafmh.org.uk

Daisy Project

The Daisy Project provides an integrated domestic abuse advocacy and support service. We offer one to one advocacy and advice in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Our Support Workers (IDAA’s) use a Risk Assessment tool to allow them to discuss your particular level of risk with you as well as highlighting any potential issues around your safety.

Castlemilk Community Centre

121 Castlemilk Drive


G45 9UG

Tel: 0141 634 4053

Email: office@thedaisyproject.org.uk

Website: https://thedaisyproject.org.uk/

Support for single parent families

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

Tel: 0808 801 0323

Email: info@opfs.org.uk

Website: https://opfs.org.uk/

School Uniforms

School Clothing Grants

Families on low incomes may be eligible to receive a School Clothing Grant award of £120 for a Primary aged child or £150 for a Secondary aged child. The award is given annually to assist with the cost of purchasing essential school clothing for families who are on a qualifying benefit.

More information and application form: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17885

Second-hand uniforms

Glasgow’s Pre-loved Uniforms provides school uniform to all families who need it, ensuring that children and young people can wear warm school uniform, shoes and jackets regardless of their family’s financial situation.

249 Govan Road


G51 1HJ

Tel: 07565 726446

Email: glasgowspreloveduniforms@outlook.com

Funds for people who are struggling

Scottish Welfare Fund

Glasgow City Council provides several grants as part of the Scottish Welfare Fund, including Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

For more information and to apply, check the Scottish Welfare Fund webpage: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17160

Discretionary Housing Fund

If you are receiving housing benefit or housing costs within universal credit but are still having difficulty meeting your rent payments, you may be able to get extra help from the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Fund.

For more information and to apply, check the Discretionary Housing Payment webpage: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17168

Glasgow Key Fund

The Glasgow Key Fund is a service provided by Ypeople with two separate strands of service provision: a rent deposit guarantee scheme and temporary accommodation sourced from the private rented sector. 

Access to both strands of the service is managed by Homelessness Services Community Casework and Prison Casework teams.

Glasgow Key Fund

17 Dava Street


G51 2JA

Tel: 0141 565 1212

Email: glasgowkeyfund@ypeople.org.uk

Website: https://glasgow.gov.uk/article/19426/Glasgow-Key-Fund

Activities for younger people

The Children’s Holiday Food Programme

The Glasgow City Council Summer Children’s Holiday Food Programme Summer 2022 starts on Monday, 27 June 2022.

Find out what free activities are on offer for children and young people in your local community.

Website: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/article/24610/The-Childrens-Holiday-Food-Programme

PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid

PEEK offers local children, young people and families three very distinct programmes through Play, Create & Thrive sessions and events

PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid

The Legacy Hub

301 Springfield Rd


G40 3LJ

Tel: 0141 554 3068

Email: info@peekproject.co.uk

Website: https://www.peekproject.org.uk/


The Pyramid is a community space in the heart of Anderston, Glasgow. We have spaces available to hire – and run a welcoming, inclusive programme of events and activities for all!

759 Argyle Street


G3 8DS

Tel: 0141 226 3277

Email: info@thepyramid.scot

Website: https://thepyramid.scot/contact/

Barn Youth Centre

The Barn is also a dedicated youth centre with a concern for the welfare and informal education of young people aged between 8 to 24 years old. It is a place where young people come along voluntarily and choose to be involved.

Barn Youth Centre

37 Abbotsford Place


G5 9QS

Tel: 0141 429 3254

Email: thebarn@cyca.org.uk

Website: http://www.cyca.org.uk/thebarn/index.html

Find upcoming events on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BarnYouthCentre

Community Centres

Central and West Integration Network

Central and West Integration Network is a Scottish Charity which works with individuals and groups to support asylum seekers and refugees, migrant workers and  black and minority ethnic people, and works with all communities to promote integration, in the City Centre and West End of Glasgow, across the city of Glasgow and beyond.

Garnethill Multicultural Centre

21 Rose Street


G3 6RE

Tel: 0141 573 0978

Website: https://www.cwin.org.uk/

Nan McKay Memorial Hall

Run by volunteers for over 37 years, the Nan McKay Memorial Community Hall has a comprehensive programme that brings together resources to improve the quality of life for all residents of Pollokshields.

End of St John’s Road, Adjacent to 29 St Andrews Drive


G41 5SR

Tel: 0141 429 5370

Email: info@nanmckay.co.uk

Website: http://www.nanmckay.co.uk

Larkfield Community Centre

39 Inglefield Street


G42 7AY

Tel: 0141 424 1797

Email: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

Website: https://larkfieldcentre.weebly.com/

Toryglen Community Hall

Toryglen Community Hall is a cultural hub, enriching the lives of individuals and surrounding communities, thus helping to improve their quality of life and health and well-being. The hall is a social hub for a variety of activities, tackling social isolation and fostering community cohesion.

Toryglen Community Hall

199 Prospecthill Circus


G42 0LA

Tel: 0141 569 1031

Email: manager@toryglencommunityhall.org

Website: http://toryglencommunityhall.org/

Townhead Village Hall

Townhead Village Hall (TVH) Community Centre is designed to be friendly and flexible to offer services to and a base of operation for various community groups and a host space for other activities within Townhead and surrounding area.

Townhead Village Hall

60 St Mungo Avenue


G4 0PL

Tel: 0141 212 0046

Email: contact form available on website (http://www.townheadvillagehall.org.uk/contact-us)

Website: http://www.townheadvillagehall.org.uk/

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap is recognised across Scotland for its innovative, exciting and challenging work in schools transition, tackling sectarianism and building community.

Bridging the Gap

Greyfriars Centre

270 Ballater Street


G5 0YT

Tel: 0141 418 0241

Email: secretary@bridging-the-gap.org

Website: http://bridging-the-gap.org/

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

The Calton Heritage & Learning Centre (CHLC) is a community hub that aims to promote and celebrate the area’s heritage as well as providing a hub for the people of the area to access services, particularly learning opportunities.

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

423 London Road


G40 1AG

Tel: 0141 550 9573

Email: bookings@thenuecommunities.co.uk

Website: https://www.thenuecommunities.co.uk/

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