The advocacy project

Telephone Support – We will continue to provide advocacy support to vulnerable people in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and south Lanarkshire. The service will be telephone/email based and we will support vulnerable people have access to an advocate and be provided with information.  In line with the health advice there will be no attendance at any external meetings, but we will explore how teleconferencing might be enabled, or calling into meetings/tribunals.

The service will be available Monday to Friday – 9am-5pm, with our advocacy team, senior management and administration cover on site. Please contact us on:

0141 420 0961 if you feel that you need support with:

  • An upcoming Mental Health Tribunal
  • An upcoming Incapacity Court Case
  • Adult Protection & Keeping Safe
  • Concerns About Your Health Care and Support 

 South Lanarkshire: Contact Social Work on 0303 123 1015

Website: https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200146/social_care_and_health/815/contacting_social_work_services

You can also email for support on: [email protected]

Money Matters

Money Matters is still providing a service. You can continue to make referrals and ask for advice via the teams e-mail addresses and limited phone lines, if you leave a message someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can call them on 0303 123 1008 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) between the hours of 10 am till 3pm. If you do not get an answer please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

For the Telephone Advice Line for women and families with young families or during pregnancy you can get them on;

te[email protected]

Sam Thomas – Shelter Scotland [people affected by homelessness]:     03445151204

Advocacy services commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council

The advocacy services that are commissioned by North Lanarkshire Council will maintain telephone contact, where possible and practicable, with the people that they support.   They are also available for advice and assistance to other professionals if necessary. The telephone contacts of the services are undernoted:

Brenda Vincent, Equals Advocacy Partnership [older adults advocacy]: 01698 327772

Sam Cairns – North Lanarkshire Advocacy Project [adults advocacy]:     01698 358 245 Mobile: 07725 792 13

Sam Thomas – Shelter Scotland [people affected by homelessness]:     03445151204

Money Matters

Money Matters is still providing a service. You can continue to make referrals and ask for advice via the teams e-mail addresses and limited phone lines, if you leave a message someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can call them on 0303 123 1008 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) between the hours of 10 am till 3pm. If you do not get an answer please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Sam Thomas – Shelter Scotland [people affected by homelessness]: 03445151204

Money Advice Service

Helpful links from our Money Advice Service website that could be really useful for you, your colleagues and your customers:

 https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you

Citizens Advice

Still offering advice, information and advocacy via telephone service in each local area.

Community Links

SELECT (Supporting Employment and Learning by Empowering Communities in Technology) is a digital inclusion project, supporting members of South Lanarkshire to use the internet as a tool to increase employability and financial capability, as well as increase access to online-only opportunities. Support is available from fully-trained volunteers who can help with job searches, creating CV’s, completing applications, and completing Universal Credit claims. The service is available on a drop-in basis at various locations throughout South Lanarkshire.

Office in Blantyre open on Tuesday and Thurs to offer limited support, still receiving telephone enquiries 01698 827583 and responding to facebook messenger

Digital NL

https://www.digitalnl.co.uk/ Aim to improve the lives of those living within North Lanarkshire by increasing their skills and knowledge of digital technology.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (www.copfs.gov.uk) has issued information for those due to attend court

  • Keep up to date with them on Twitter (@COPFS)

Out of Hours Homelessness Service for NLC and SLC

If you find yourself roofless, have no other accommodation, and you require temporary accommodation, you can contact North Lanarkshire Council Homeless Out of Hours service on 0800 953 2424 or South Lanarkshire 0800 24 20 24

Skills Development Scotland

Careers support and help to deal with redundancy and help link people into vacancies and areas with skills shortages

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/has-your-job-been-affected-covid-19-coronavirus

PACE – redundancy support

Help and support with redundancy through a free, confidential Scottish Government initiative called Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE). 

Call 0800 917 8000.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/redundancy-help-scotland

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