Glasgow Helps can offer free vital support to those self-isolating

If any of our tenants or factored owners have had a positive COVID-19 test, or are self-isolating because you’ve been asked to by NHS Test & Protect, and you have no support network then Glasgow Helps could assist you.  They can help with things like shopping and collecting prescriptions. 

You can contact Glasgow Helps by texting 07451 289255, lines are open Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm.  If you have no credit on your phone but can get online, you can contact Glasgow Helps at https://www.glasgowhelps.org/

If you are struggling financially and a Foodbank referral is needed because you’re self-isolating, this can be arranged through Glasgow Helps.  Glasgow Helps will arrange for the food parcel to be delivered.

If you’re self-isolating and can afford food, but are unable to use online shopping, Morrisons offer a Doorstep Delivery Service by phone.  To arrange this please call 0345 611 6111 (Option 5).  Your order will be taken over the phone and delivery arranged.  Payment will be taken by Contactless or Chip & Pin when the shopping is delivered.  If you are elderly or vulnerable, there is no charge for delivery. 

We’re consulting you about increasing the percentage of homes we allocate to the homeless

On page 11 of our latest newsletter, we included an article about the increased demand of homeless households for accommodation. The pandemic has certainly made the homeless situation worse across the city and Glasgow City Council is asking Registered Social Landlords, like ourselves, to allocate 90% of lets (excluding transfers where a current tenant needs a move within our area) to homeless households.  This temporary change to our allocations procedures is something we are seeking your views on. 

Please read the article on page 11 and send your views via a private message on facebook, or you can call us on 763 0511 to give your views to Sandra McIlroy or Anne McAlpine.  You can also email your views to sha@shettleston.co.uk.  We would appreciate a response as soon as possible so that we can take your views to our Committee meeting on Tuesday.

You can read our newsletter article about homeless challenges by clicking here.

£15 worth of food for £2.50 from your local food pantry

Your local food pantry at 981 Shettleston Road is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10.30am – 2.30pm. Membership is open to all, and for a modest fee of £2.50 you can take away £15 worth of goods from a range of food groups.

The pantry offers a balanced shop to enable you to cook a variety of meals. Each day, the staff will colour code the stock. You can choose up to the maximum amount of items from each different coloured category:

Red = Proteins e.g. packet of meat, tin of tuna, eggs.

Yellow = Dairy e.g. Milk, yogurt, butter

Orange = Pasta/Grains e.g Box of cereal, bag of pasta/rice

Green = Fruit/Veg e.g. Fresh or Tinned Fruit and Veg

Pink = Staples e.g. Stock Cubes, Tea, Lentils

The maximum number of items you can choose from each colour group will change depending on stock availability. Shop staff will be on hand to help you through the experience and provide any assistance that you may need.

Hot off the press – Autumn newsletter 2020

Our autumn newsletter is now available to view online by clicking here. This edition contains helpful information about our services, our AGM, improvement projects, updates on our new developments, local projects such as the new food pantry, our performance in the last quarter, and much more. We hope you find it interesting and useful and would welcome any feedback on our newsletter, which you can submit via our website.

All tenants would have received a hard copy of the newsletter in the post – if you did not receive your copy, please contact the office on 763 0511.

Important information about Cash For Kids this year:

We have been updated by Radio Clyde Cash for kids that, sadly, due to the impact of Covid-19 on their fundraising activities over the past 6 months, with all corporate fundraising and events unable to take place, they will not be a financial position to open the Cash for Kids family grants this year. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for many families. On a more positive note, Radio Clyde Cash for kids raised £430,000 from listeners and supporters from when the lockdown began, and distributed grants to 12,020 families who were adversely affected by Covid-19, for essentials such as food, fuel, nappies etc.

The decision to not open Cash for Kids grants for Christmas was a difficult one and Radio Clyde Cash for kids will continue with its commitment to helping those in most need.