What community resources are there for you?

Fri 21st August 2020


  • Shielding will pause from 01.08.20 and individuals who have been shielding can now follow the same guidance as the rest of Scotland.  Those people affected will receive a letter about the pause in shielding and outlining the updated guidance.
  • The weekly grocery boxes will stop as of 31.07.20
  • The Scotland-wide helpline number is still in operation (0800 111 4000)
  • People will still remain on a shielding list and will receive updates through the SMS Shielding Service

NB  This is subject to change should the infection rate rise again



  • Up-to-date information about covid, shielding, trace and protect, health and wellbeing (
  • Information also available in different languages



Some mutual aid groups are reviewing their support now that shielding has ended

  • Glasgow Mutual Aid – Twitter and Facebook
  • Govan Mutual Aid – Facebook
  • G53 Together – collection of projects offering support during COVID-19 (  To contact, phone the community helpline (0141 378 8541)
  • Mutual Aid UK – website with information about local groups and resources (
  • Viral Kindness Scotland – request help online ( or phone (0800 054 2282).  They are also on Facebook and Twitter
  • Red Cross – corona virus helpline for people who feel lonely, worried or can’t get out for essential supplies (0808 196 3651)
  • Southside Self Isolation Supporters – no longer accepting requests for support as demand has dropped but information about organisations is available on their Facebook page or by email (


  • Food bank – operating in 3 locations in South West (details at end of document)
  • Preshal Trust – providing hot food for collection on weekdays, 11am to 3pm and food parcels by arrangement.  Details on social media and by phoning (0141 445 3689). 
  • Govan HELP Food Bank – parcels available for collection every Wednesday between 12.30pm and 2.00pm from the Pearce Institute.  Request by email before 6pm on a Tuesday evening (
  • Coming Home Centre – the Centre is closed but discussion are taking place about plans to re-open the Centre. Details on their Facebook page.
  • Grub Hub/Moogety Gardens – meal delivery service is winding down now that shielding has been suspended but food available from Food for Good Meals Programme (see below).  Food bags available too.
  • Food for Good Meals Programme – food available for collection at Elderpark Community Centre on Wednesdays, 6pm to 7.30pm & Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm. 
  • Community Meal/Moogety – no date for community meal to restart however every Saturday, as of 08.08.20, soup and home-made bread will be available in the playground behind Elderpark Community Centre from 1pm-2pm. Tables and chairs will be provided and numbers will be limited to maintain social distancing. If the weather is bad and people unable to sit outside, soup can be collected from the main entrance to the Centre.
  • Dig-In Community Greengrocer, Crossloan Rd – home delivery service in Govan. Available until end of August. Orders taken by phone (0141 440 1097)
  • Glasgow City Mission – now providing pre-loaded Farmfoods’ vouchers with enough credit to buy a week’s shopping.  Details on their Facebook page.
  • Gilded Lily – delivering food packs to women in Govan every Monday and Tuesday (
  • Refuweegee – delivering emergency support packs and fruit and veg boxes to individuals and families across the city. See social media pages for details.


  • Govan Law Centre – Freephone 0800 043 0306, WhatsApp (07564 040 765), Facebook Messenger and email (
  • Money Matters – support with income maximisation, benefits (including in work benefits), debts and energy/fuel top-ups. Telephone (0141 445 5221) or email  (
  • Assistance from Glasgow Life for individuals to make a new claim for Universal Credit is now only available by phone (0808 169 9901).


  • Unlock Employment – offering support via phone, email, Facetime and pre-booked appointments.  Gerry can be contacted by phone (07402601787 ) or email (
  • G51 Literacy Support Service – online, interactive literacy support and advice for people who are looking for help with CVs and job applications.  Must be resident in the G51 postcode.  Referrals to Shaun Pearce at Glasgow Life: (
  • G51 Journey 2 English course – interactive, online course with 4 weeks online support for ESOL learners.  The course is aimed at pre-intermediate and intermediate learners in the G51 postcode.  Referrals to Shaun Pearce at Glasgow Life (



  • Make, Do & Grow –- online craft sessions and the shop will be open at limited times.  Details on their website ( and social media
  • Govan HELP – closed for drop-ins but support available remotely.  Details on Facebook and Twitter
  • Grub Hub/Moogety Gardens – groups and community meal but weekly afternoon teas are taking place on a Wednesday (weather permitting).  Places must be booked in advance ( and priority is given to elderly and isolated
  • Plantation Productions – are providing free, weekly craft packs until end of August and online blog site targeted specifically for the Creative Steps groups with creative activities and suggestions for keeping well (
  • Kinning Park Complex – community response team for G51 & G41 postcodes continuing just now with discussions about how to re-open the KPCafe in Clyde Hall (  They also have funding to support people with help towards the cost of caring for pets.  Details of the areas covered on their Facebook page.
  • Gilded Lily – running online weekly craft and sewing workshops on Zoom. Get in touch by email ( or through their social media pages to book a place and to have your craft pack delivered in time for the workshop.
  • Govan Community Project – continuing to provide food distribution and services online. Access support by phone (0141 445 3718), email ( or via their social media pages.
  • Gift Tech – 5 x free PCs per week available for people living in Govan with possibility of dongle and data.  Available for collection from The Hub, 901 Govan Road every Wednesday from 11.30am to 3.00pm.  Referrals to Rory Brown with name of person and summary of how PC will benefit them during COVID-19 (  NB PC must be collected by individual.
  • Starter Packs – deliveries have resumed and are accepting referrals by email (  Packs include bedding, pots and kitchenware and household cleaning materials.  Donations need to be pre-arranged (07825412864)
  • Magpie’s Nest & Magpie’s Eye – now open with social distancing in place and donation drop-off is by appointment only (07825412864)
  • Maslow’s Community Shop – unable to accept any more donations currently.  Updates and useful information on their social media pages.


  • Anxiety UK                              03444 775 774
  • Breathing Space                     0800 838 587 (6pm to 2am and all weekend)
  • Samaritans                              116 123
  • Cruse Scotland                       0845 600 2227
  • SHOUT                                   Text SHOUT to 85258 (24 hour text helpline)
  • Caledonia Cremation              03000 113 301 (bereavement support)
  • Families Outside                     0800 254 0088 (support for families of prisoners)
  • Shelter Scotland                      0808 800 4444
  • SCOTWRAS                           0344 515 1310 (housing/homeless advice – staff only)
  • Glasgow Disability Alliance     0800 432 0422
  • Victim Support                         0800 160 1985
  • Govan Law Centre                  0800 043 0306
  • Royal Bank of Scotland           0800 051 4177 (over 70s & people who are shielding)
  • Citizens’ Advice Scotland        0800 028 1456
  • Rape Crisis                             0808 801 0302 (6pm to midnight)
  • Age Scotland                           0800 1244 222
  • Silverline                                 0800 470 8090 (24hr helpline for older people)
  • Parentline                                08000 28 22 33 (for kinship carers also)
  • NSPCC Helpline                     0808 800 5000
  • Childline                                  0800 1111 (9pm to midnight)
  • Young Minds Text Service      Text YM to 85258 (24hr support for young people)
  • Scottish Autism                       01259 222 022 (Mon & Wed, 10am-4pm and Tues, 10am-7pm)
  • Alzheimer Scotland                 0808 808 3000
  • Macmillan Cancer Support      0808 808 0000
  • MS Society                              0808 800 8000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm)
  • HIV Scotland                           0131 558 3713
  • Epilepsy Scotland                   0808 800 2200
  • Gamcare                                 0808 8020 133 (24hr support for gambling)
  • Stroke Association                  0303 3033 100
  • RNIB                                       0303 123 9999
  • Action on Hearing Loss           0808 808 0123 (webchat and video calls available)
  • Carers’ Information Helpline               0141 353 6504
  • Scottish Refugee Council                    0141 223 7979
  • Glasgow Council on Alcohol                                       0808 802 9000
  • Scottish Families Affected by Drugs & Alcohol           0808 010 1011
  •             LGBT Health & Wellbeing       0300 123 2523 (Tues & Wed, 12pm-9pm and Thurs & Sun, 1pm-6pm)
  • LGBT Health & Wellbeing (for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, Tues/Wed, 12-9pm & Thurs/Sun, 1-6pm)
  • National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline       0800 999 5428 (Mon/Thurs,10am-5pm, Tues/Wed, 10am-5pm, Fri, 1pm-5pm & Tues, 1-5pm for trans specific service)
  • Mindline Trans+                                  0300 330 5468 (Mon & Fri, 8pm to 12am)
  • Scotland’s Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline       0800 027 1234 (24hrs)
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline                                          0808 2000 247 (24hrs)
  • Young Minds Parents’ Helpline                                               0808 802 5544
  • Scottish Child Law Centre  (for workers)                                0131 667 6333
  • Scottish Child Law Centre (for children & young people)       0800 328 8970 (landline)
  • Scottish Child Law Centre (under 21s)                                   0300 330 1421 (mobiles)
  • Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre     0808 801 0301 (Mon-Fri,10am to 4pm & Wed, 6-9pm for 16-25s)
  • Abused Men in Scotland                                 0808 800 0024 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)   


Branches at:

  • Ibrox Parish Church – Mondays 12-2pm (10am to 2pm for donations)
  • Mosspark Baptist Church – Wednesdays, 12-2pm
  • Hillington Park Church – Fridays 10am-12.45pm (please note the slightly earlier closing time)

Dedicated email addressed for referrals:

If you are using this please do the following:

  1. Send it BEFORE we open on the day.  We don’t have the resources to check email during opening times.
  2. Give us the following information:
  3. Name of the person referred.
  4. Their address – including post code – (and phone number).The number of adults and children in the household.
  5. The age and size of any of these children who are in nappies.  If we have received any donations of that size of nappy we will make them available.
  6. The reason for the referral.
  7. The “voucher” number.  Even if you are not using a paper voucher please use the number and cancel the paper voucher.  If we are going down this route then we may issue you with a batch of “vouchers” which is the log sheet which accompanies them through the post.  Each email referral must have a unique and valid number on it.

Agencies can request a list of voucher numbers if they don’t have access to paper vouchers so that they can email referrals.

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