local resources

Here is a list of useful links and contact details for organisations which provide support services. 

Check out Aliss for details of other community groups in our area.

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Support Services

Food & Basics

EBI Unites

Help with: Community Food - Membership system with low cost food and free crisis food support and delivery throughout Renfrewshire.

Mon - Thurs 9.30. -14.00

Church of the Nazarene, Rashielee Avenue, Erskine, PA8 6HA.

https://www.facebook.com/UnitingEBI/

https://ebi.scot/about

Darkwood Crew - Ferguslie Community Market

Help with: Community Food - Open to anyone who needs it. £2.50 for approx. £15 worth of shopping.

Visit website for more details.

Thurs 11.00 am onward (Priority access for 65+ from 10.30 am)

Tannahill Centre, 76 Blackstoun Rd, Ferguslie Park, Paisley, PA3 1NT.

https://www.facebook.com/DarkwoodCrew

http://www.darkwoodcrew.co.uk

Star Project

Help with: Community Food - Low cost pantry; Shopper service.

Tues - Thurs 10.00 - 14.00 & Fri 13.00 - 15.00

12-14 Wallace Street, Paisley, PA3 2BU.

https://www.facebook.com/STARPantryPlus

 

Lochwinnoch Community Larder

Help with: Community Food - Free fresh, non-perishable food and sanitary products.

Tues 10.00 - 16.00, Tues 10.00 - 14.00, Sat 10.30 - 13.00

Lochhead Gardens, Lochhead Ave, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4AW.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lochwinnochcommunitylarder

https://www.myleapproject.org/the-larder

RAMH ReStore and Pantry

Help with: Community Food - Pay £1 to join and £2.50 every shopping trip to receive £15 - £20 of food.

Open: Weds - Fri 10.00 - 15.00 

24 Causeyside Street, Paisley, PA1 1UN.

https://www.facebook.com/TheRAMHREstore/

Beith Trust - Free Food Friday

Help with: Community Food - Free food for anyone who needs it.

Fri 13.00 - 15.30

Beith Astro, Meadowside Pavillions, Meadowside, Beith KA15 1BY.

https://www.facebook.com/BeithCommunityDevelopmentTrust

https://beithtrust.org/

Active Communities

Help with: Community Food - Low Cost Pantry

Wednesday 10.00 - 14.00

Station Seven, 7 Quarry Street, Johnstone, United Kingdom

https://www.facebook.com/ACommunities

Renfrewshire Food Bank 

Help with: Provides an emergency three day food supply for those who have been referred for support. They can also provide reimbursement for travel to and from Johnstone.

Contact: LEAP Together can make a referral on your behalf if you let us know, or contact Advice Works or Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau for a referral.

www.renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk/contact-us / 0300 102 2500

Renfrewshire Council Neighbourhood Hubs 

Help with: Dog Walking, Delivering Food and Medicine, Digital Support, Posting Letters

Contact: johnstonehub@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Lochwinnoch Cares

Help with: Shopping and prescription delivery; Posting letters; Befriending (All Services offered within Lochwinnoch area only).

Contact: lochwinnochcares22@gmail.com

www.myleapproject.org

Lochwinnoch Library

Help with: Free sanitary products available.

Old School, High St, Lochwinnoch PA12 4AB

Fuel

Home Energy Scotland

Help with: Referral for loans and grants for making your home more energy efficient; Help clearing fuel debt; Fuel advocacy and help contacting fuel companies and making supplier choices.

Contact: 0800 092 9002

heat@thewisegroup.co.uk

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Help with: Home energy advice; Referral to home energy improvement schemes; Access to fuel vouchers and grants for clearing fuel debts; Fuel debt management; Help contacting fuel providers.

Contact: 0141 889 2121

energy@paisleyCAB.casonline.org.uk

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/consumer/energy/energy-supply

Renfrewshire Council 

Help with: Energy advocacy; Referral to home energy improvement schemes; Help contacting fuel providers; Fuel debt advice; Access to grants and for clearing debt and fuel vouchers.

Contact: 0300 300 0300

emu@renfrewshire.gov.uk

https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/2738/Energy-advice-and-advocacy

Ofgem

Help with: Industry regulator - able to confirm legitimacy of cold calling schemes if approached.

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/

Money

Advice Works

Help with: Free money and debt advice; Assistance with benefit claims and benefit checks.

Contact: 0300 300 1238 

https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/

Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance

Helps with: Accessing fair and affordable credit.

Contact: 0141 887 7707

info@engagerenfrewshire.com

www.raca.org.uk

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Help with: Money and debt advice; advice on employment and housing; legal advice; consumer advice.

Contact: 0141 889 2121

https://www.renfrewshirecab.org.uk

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Home Start

Help with: Emotional and practical befriending support for families with at least one child under five yo.

https://www.home-start.org.uk/about-us

Parentline Scotland

Help with: Advice and support for all parents.

Contact: 0800 028 2233

Young Minds

Help with: Supporting young people and your mental health.

https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/

Papyrus

Help with: Supporting under 35s with suicidal thoughts.

Contact: 0800 068 4141 / (Text) 07860039967 /

pat@papyrus-uk.org

https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk

Samaritans

Help with: Telephone support and advice for adults.

Contact: 116223​

jo@samarttans.org

https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/samaritans-in-scotland

Breathing Space

Help with: Free, confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Contact: 0800 83 85 87

https://breathingspace.scot/

ROAR

Help with: Empowering elderly people to stay resillient, socially connected and physically active.

Contact: 0141 889 7481

info@roarforlife.org

https://www.roarforlife.org 

Childline

Help with: Telephone support for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

Contact: 0800 1111

https://www.childline.org.uk

Kairos Women

Help with: Community-led women’s space for all women and non-binary people.

Contact: info@kairoswomen.org

https://kairoswomen.org

Lochwinnoch Cares

Help with: Shopping and prescription delivery; Posting letters; Befriending (All Services offered within Lochwinnoch area only).

Contact: lochwinnochcares22@gmail.com

www.myleapproject.org

Employment

Employability Scotland

Help with: Tailored, flexible, and person-centred support for people who want help to find work.

Contact: ruth.cooper@renfrewshire.gov.uk

https://www.employabilityinscotland.com/

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Help with: Money and debt advice; advice on employment and housing; legal advice; consumer advice.

Contact: 0141 889 2121

https://www.renfrewshirecab.org.uk/

Domestic Abuse

Renfrewshire Women's Aid

Help with: Women's service providing support and advice on your rights, as well as safe places to stay.

Contact: 0141 561 7030

https://www.renfrewshirewomensaid.co.uk/

Homelessness

Renfrewshire Council Homelessness Services

Help with: Supporting people to find accommodation

Contact: 0141 618 7200

http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/2546/Homelessness

Shelter Scotland

Help with: Advice, support and legal services for people experiencing homelessness.

Contact: 0808 800 444

Turning Point Scotland

Help with: Supporting ex-offenders seeking housing / general support.

Contact: https://www.turningpointscotland.com/get-support/what-help-is-available/

Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Help with: Money and debt advice; advice on employment and housing; legal advice; consumer advice.

Contact: 0141 889 2121

https://www.renfrewshirecab.org.uk/