Support for individuals
Find out about advice and support available for individuals to help with the cost of living.
Crisis grants provide you with help if you need money quickly, because of an emergency or disaster, such as a fire or flood at home, or you're a victim of domestic abuse and need help to move.
Community Care Grant
Community care grants can provide you with help with costs to live in the community if, for example, your family is under exceptional pressure or you need to move because of domestic abuse.
Make use of local food banks
Local food banks provide food for families. Our Money Advice and Rights team can discuss your options, including a potential referral to a local food bank for support.
There are many local food shares and larders that don't require a referral. Find out more on the Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire ER Food Dignity Network web page.
Free period products
Free period products are available at various venues across East Renfrewshire, including all schools. The PickupMyPeriod app directs users to the nearest location where free period products are available based upon either the user's GPS location or an entered postcode.
You can now download the app through these links:
Or search "PickUpMyPeriod" on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Contact Work EastRen
Our Work EastRen employability team can offer a range of support whether you are looking to re-enter the workplace, re-train or gain new skills.
They can support you to overcome barriers you face to gaining or retaining employment, and work with a range of partners to strengthen this offer. If you require support please contact the team.
If you're experiencing financial hardship and struggling mentally you don't have to face these problems by yourself.
If you need advice or want to chat about getting help for the health and wellbeing of yourself or a loved one contact:
- Talking Points
Phone: 0141 876 9555
- Samaritans - Samaritans in Scotland
Phone: free on 116 123.
- Breathing Space
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
- Mental Health and Money Toolkit
- NHS Inform - Mental health
- NHS inform - Mental health hub
- Penumbra Mental Health
- SAMH - Qwell
- SAMH Information Service