Cost of Living Support

The Tory-created cost of living crisis is having a severe impact on many families, particularly for those on the lowest incomes. With pressures on family budgets increasing it is more important than ever to receive all the help available.

We’ve been distributing our regular newsletter and annual calendar across as much of the ward as possible but as usual bad weather and time pressures means we’re struggling a bit to get all our newsletters/ calendars out as quickly as we hoped. However, one of the key issues we wanted to raise was to highlight the support available to anyone who is struggling with bills due to the Tory-created Cost of Living Crisis. For that reason we’ve now added the most recent information onto this website (it can also be found under the Useful Contact Numbers page).

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Advice on money, debt, benefits etc

Advice Works: 0300 300 1238;

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau: 0141 889 2221;

Turn2Us—information & financial support: 0808 802 2000;

Scottish Welfare Fund
Crisis grants to cover the cost of an emergency
0300 300 20204;

Social Security Scotland
For help with benefits administered in Scotland such as Scottish Child Payment. Best Start Grant, etc  0800 182 2222;

Energy Advice and Support

Home Energy Scotland
Free, impartial energy efficiency advice to save on bills and stay warm at home
0808 808 2282;

Energy Advice and Advocacy
Independent and expert advice from Renfrewshire Council on a wide range of energy issues
0300 300 0300;

Other Support

RAMH—providing mental health and money advice: 0141 847 8900;

Food Support

Renfrewshire Foodbank:0300 102 2500 ; 
Paisley distribution centre (mon/We/Fri); Central Baptist Church, 14 Lady Lane, Paisley

Star Project: Community Fridge and Pantry: 0141 889 5850; Star Project 12-14 Wallace Street, Paisley

RAMH Pantry: 0141 847 8900;; Causeyside Street, Paisley.

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