Financial Advice and Support

Council Tax Advice and Support
East Renfrewshire Council is encouraging those who are currently struggling to pay their council tax to contact them for advice and support. Residents on a low income or benefits may be entitled to Council Tax Reduction. Call 0141 577 3002 or email
Scottish Welfare Fund
The Scottish Welfare Fund is emergency support for those who need urgent help to pay for essentials for like food, gas and electricity. Residents can also apply if they have a crisis or need help to set up home if they come out of hospital, care or prison. Eligibility will be checked by the council, who are currently acquiring more money to pay out more grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund due to coronavirus crisis. Contact the advisers for more information call 0141 577 3475 or apply online on East Renfrewshire Council’s website.

For more local supports and advice search our directory of supports for Money Advice and Rights Team Foodbank or Humanitarian Food Hub. 

Well-Being and Health

Key websites to support your mental and health well-being

The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Mental Health Improvement Team have created a directory of websites and helplines to help look after the mental health of friends and family. The information is from credible and reliable sources to help those who are beginning to feel stressed, scared, confused or angry during this difficult time. 

Download PDF

Shopping guide for those following special diets

A Charity ‘V for Life’ have developed some resources around shopping guides and grocery box suggestions for those following special diets and for volunteers shopping for people who follow special diets.

Download PDF ‘The good grocery shopping guide’

Self-help booklets to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19

The University of Glasgow have produced a series of guided self-help booklets to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak to talk through their feelings.

The booklets can be used with the support of family, friends, volunteers or carers etc. Each booklet has an accompanying guide explaining how to deliver the content.
Pdf versions of the booklets are available on the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) website. Printed copies are available on request. Details on the SCLD website.