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General advice and support

CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND

  • Scotland’s largest independent advice network.

Housing and homelessness support

THE MARIE TRUST

  • Offers help and support through a range of person-centred services to prevent and alleviate homelessness and promote social inclusion.

GLASGOW CITY MISSION

  • Shows Christian care to vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage in Glasgow.

STREETWORK

  • Seeks, finds and connects with people who are in such trouble that they find themselves on the street in Edinburgh.

THE ROCK TRUST

  • Advises, educates and supports young people between the ages of 16 - 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless (Edinburgh and the Lothians).

THE BIG ISSUE

  • A magazine sold by homeless and long-term unemployed people.

SHELTER IN SCOTLAND

  • Helps people struggling with bad housing or homelessness and campaigning to prevent it in the first place.

HOMEFINDER

  • For help or assistance in finding a property in Glasgow.

GLASGOW GITY COUNCIL HOMELESS SERVICES

  • The city council has a legal duty to help people who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness.

GLASGOW HOMELESS NETWORK

  • A voluntary and membership organisation working with and for people affected by homelessness.

TURNING POINT SCOTLAND

  • Provides person-centred support to adults with a range of complex needs.

Mental health and addiction support

SAMARITANS

  • Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

LIFELINE PROJECT

  • Work with individuals, families and communities to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug misuse and promote recovery.

GLASGOW ASSOCIATION OF MENTAL HEALTH (GAMH)

  • Provide community based support to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of people and their communities.

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION OF MENTAL HEALTH (SAMH)

  • Provide help, information and support and campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems.

MIND

  • Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

SUPPORT IN MIND SCOTLAND

  • Seek to support and empower all those affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters.

Foodbanks and growing projects

GLASGOW SE FOODBANK

  • Food for hungry people. Opening times on the website.

GLASGOW NE FOODBANK

  • Food for hungry people. Opening times on the website.

GLASGOW SW FOODBANK

  • Food for hungry people. Opening times on the website.

SHETTLESTON GROWING PROJECT

  • The project site at Eckford Street includes a community garden with a gardening club that meets weekly.

SOUTH SEEDS

  • Community-led organisation in the south of Glasgow working to improve the look and feel of the Southside, reduce energy bills and tackle waste issues.

URBAN ROOTS

  • Community led organisation working on growing projects across the Southside of Glasgow.

Legal support and advice

SCOTTISH LEGAL AID BOARD

  • Provide help towards the costs of legal advice and representation, for those who qualify; paid for out of public funds.

LEGAL SERVICES AGENCY

  • A law centre and charity that provides skilled legal advice, assistance and representation to vulnerable people and those who would otherwise find it difficult to get legal advice.

Support for refugees and people looking for asylum

REFUGEE SURVIVAL TRUST

  • Provide grants to asylum claimants and refugees living in Scotland.

SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL

  • Provide essential information and advice to people seeking asylum and refugees in Scotland.

BRITISH RED CROSS (REFUGEE SERVICES)

  • Help refugees with emergency provisions, orientation support and friendly advice.

ASYLUM AID

  • Provide free legal advice and representation to people seeking refuge in the UK from persecution and human rights’ abuses abroad.

Resources and networks for organisations

RIGHTS NET

  • Help organisations across the UK stay up to speed with the latest welfare rights developments and give better social welfare law advice to their clients.

HOMELESS ACTION SCOTLAND

  • Work to ensure the development and implementation of effective policy and practice that meets the challenges of homelessness in Scotland.

HOMELESS LINK

  • A national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.

HELPLINES PARTNERSHIP

  • A membership body for organisations that provide helpline services in the UK and internationally.

JOBS & BUSINESS GLASGOW

  • Improving skills and promoting enterprise in Glasgow.

VOLUNTEER GLASGOW

  • A partnership initiative helping to inspire people to take action to improve the world around them for the benefit of their neighbours, their communities, their city, and their environment.

THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HOUSING

  • The independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards.

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HOUSING

  • Umbrella body that represents independent non-profit housing associations in the United Kingdom.

Living in Scotland

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

  • The responsibilities of the Scottish Government include health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.

THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

  • Holds the Scottish Government to account, makes laws on devolved matters, conducts inquiries and debates important topical issues.

 

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