A Glasgow Central constituent has received the Scottish Welfare Fund payment after contacting their local Member of Parliament.

The constituent initially contacted the office to say he had moved into sheltered housing and had requested furniture from the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Initially, the constituent was informed that this would take between 1-2 weeks.

However, the due date elapsed and informed the constituent that it may take 3-4 weeks.

The constituent had requested for roller blinds and flooring to give him privacy.

Due to their health condition, the constituent was experiencing large amounts of stress.

After contacting the Glasgow Central constituency office, Alison Thewliss MP and her team were able to get in touch with the Scottish Welfare Fund who confirmed that the furniture would be delivered.

After receiving his furniture, the constituent enquired about receiving a Community Care Grant for clothing.

The constituent had been initially living in Australia and after arriving in the UK, they could not afford warm clothing and needed to rely on family members providing clothes.

With the winter months coming in, the constituent asked for the office of Alison Thewliss MP to contact regarding this grant.

Following contact being made with the team at Glasgow City Council, the initial decision to reject the constituent’s request for this grant was overturned.

Commenting, the constituent said:

“I am so delighted to have received not only my furniture but also the Community Care Grant.

“After returning back to Scotland from Australia, I was worried about some of the issues I was going to face upon my arrival.

“However, with the help of my local MP, this process was made much easier and I can’t thank Alison enough for her support.

“I would strongly encourage anyone who finds themselves in difficult situations to contact their local MP. Too often, many people will not know that their MP is a point of contact for any issues they may face.

“But after seeing the support Alison has provided, it’s clear that the MP is there to help those who need it.”

Commenting, Alison Thewliss MP said:

“Over the past few months, my constituent has been so patient throughout what must have been a worrying time for them.

“My team were able to contact Glasgow City Council to gain an understanding of the issues that were being faced by the constituent and what could be done to provide further support.

“I want to give a thanks to Glasgow City Council for their continuous dialogue throughout this case and their understanding of the difficulties being faced by the constituent.

“If any Glasgow Central constituents are in need of support, please do not hesitate to contact my office via email:, or via phone call: 0141 552 7117. 

“My team are always more than happy to help with a range of issues and urge any constituent to contact my team.”

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