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.

Turning Point.

This is a support service if you are at risk of losing your home and require support. Referrals can be made to their local office at 209 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 1JL, 0141 419 4520 or emailed on: fhossgovan@turningpointscotland.com.

Tenants can also be signposted to Turning Point in general for advice and support on mental health. 

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: socialcaredirect@glasgow.gov.uk
  • 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 3RR

Govan Home and Education Link Project

Based in Govan Road Campus, they are a family education support project who can provide a multitude of activities and support for parents, carers and children.  Their contact details are 635 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 2BN. Tel: 0141 445 6481.  

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 the Community Links Practitioner, Gail Paterson on Gail.Paterson@alliance-scotland.org.uk or 07921898185. 

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 communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk. Information on the service can be accessed via their website on www.gcvs.org.uk/communityconnectors.

Glasgow Association for Mental Health (G.A.M.H)

GAMH can offer you a range of individualised support and opportunities. This is a referral based service where you can develop a plan of support which will build your confidence and social networks, help you learn new skills and work towards living your life without planned formal support. This can include – a young peoples service, volunteering, money and debt advice and many more services. For more info visit website www.gamh.org.uk  or telephone 0141 552 5592

G.A.M.H South Sector Domestic Abuse Referral pathway

To provide an advocacy and support service and to raise awareness of issues around domestic abuse through inter agency working and to address needs identified by local women.

Contact Information:

Areas Covered

  • South Glasgow – Langside and Linn, Pollokshields, Southside Central

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00 pm, Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Services & Resources

  • Drop in; outreach; telephone support; face to face; group work

Age limits to service

  • 16+

Referral

  • self-referral
  • agency referral

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.

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