Supporting Vulnerable People

From time to time we all need support if our physical or mental wellbeing is not how we would like it. Below are government and voluntary agencies we work with.

Wise Group

Wise Group is a social enterprise, working to lift people out of poverty. They build bridges to opportunity through mentoring support a multitude of areas such as:

  • household budgeting
  • fuel advice
  • mental & physical health
  • work & social skills

Your mentor will work with you and your household face-to-face to lend professional support exactly how and when you need it. Your mentor will meet with you in your community.

If you are interested in this support, please contact your housing officer who will be happy to refer you.

Turning Point

Turning Point Scotland support people to build community and be active citizens. Tenants can be signposted to Turning Point for advice and support on mental health. They can also provide advice if you are at risk of losing your home and require support. Their office can be found at: 54 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 1JL. They can be contacted via telephone 0141 427 8200 or via email

Social Work Referral and Services

Social Work aim to ensure the most vulnerable in our community and their informal carers are safeguarded and provided with support to meet their needs. Referral can be made via

  • Social Care Direct is the first point of contact for Social Work services and all referrals should be made by telephone or by e-mail Phone: 0141 287 0555 (text phone 18001 0141 287 0555)
  • Email:
  • Post: Social Care Direct, Glasgow City Council. PO BOX 26845. Glasgow

Your Support Your Way Glasgow website provides information, advice and guidance on how people in Glasgow can live more independently, along with details of service providers who may also be able to help people with health and social care and support needs.

Addiction Referral

If you have an addiction, referral can be made by telephone on 0141 276 8740. They are located at: Pavilion One, Rowan Business Park, 5 Ardlaw Street, Glasgow, G51 3RX

Linking GPs’ surgeries with wider community

Known as Govan SHIP, Community Links Practitioner, based in some GP’s surgery helps make a link between people and various community assets to achieve better outcomes including health outcomes. For more information contact your local Community Links Practitioner – Phone: 0141 404 0231 or Email:

A “Buddy” Support Service for the over 60

Community Connectors is a free, confidential service for anyone over 60, or who is caring for someone over 60. They offer a one-to-one, person centred support service and can signpost people to local services, activities and groups. They also provide a buddy support service. Tenants can self-refer or referrals can done by telephoning 0141 271 2320 or emailing Information on the service can be accessed via their website on  

Community Benefit Clause and Tenancy Sustainability Budget

Vulnerable tenants who are having difficulty sustaining their tenancy can also be assisted through the Association’s tenancy sustainability budget and the community benefit clause. Both of these services are subject to budgetary and contractual constraints. For more information contact your Housing Officer.

Food Pantries

The Govan Pantry

The Govan Pantry is a subsidised community shop that helps families to shop smarter and budget better, providing access to food and other essential items at reduced cost. Pantry membership costs £3 per week and allows each member to select ten items from the range of fresh, frozen, chilled and ambient food products and other essential items, helping families to make average savings of approximately £15 – £20 per shop.

Anyone with a G51 postcode can join The Govan Pantry.

The pantry is open Wednesday and Thursday each week from 10.30am to 3pm. The Govan Pantry is located within The Pearce Institute – 840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU.

Linthouse Larder

The Linthouse Larder aims to reduce the financial pressure on households struggling to pay bills and put food on the table. The larder is open on Thursdays from 10am-1pm, membership is £1 per month.

The Larder is open to everyone and is located at Linthouse Housing Association, 1 Cressy St, Glasgow G51 4RB

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