This week, the Glasgow Times is running a series of articles on the cost of living crisis.

We have put together case studies as well as advice to help readers Beat The Squeeze.

While it may feel like you are on your own in times of trouble, there are plenty of organisations out there who can assist. 

Glasgow has a huge number of different agencies that can help with finances and we have put together a handy list of where you can go for immediate support.

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Run by Citizen's Advice Scotland (CAS), CABs are usually the first port of call for people who are struggling with benefits, debt, consumer issues, housing, relationships and employment disputes.

Each CAB is operating with different guidelines so may only be able to provide telephone and email advice.

There are several across Glasgow and the surrounding area. We have put together this handy map to show you your closest branch. 

Glasgow - Central Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0141 552 5556
Address: 201 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Glasgow - Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0141 554 0336
Address: 30 Main Street, Glasgow, G40 1HA

GNWCAB - Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0141 948 0204
Address: 2nd Floor, 1455 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 9AA

Glasgow - Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0141 554 0004
Address: 1361 - 1363 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G31 4DN

Glasgow - Castlemilk Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0141 634 0338
Address: 27 Dougrie Drive, Glasgow, G45 9AD

Glasgow - Greater Pollok Citizens Advice Bureau
Phone: 0141 881 2462
Address: 27 Cowglen Road, Glasgow, G53 6EW

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund is a discretionary grant managed by local councils. This means that money does not have to be paid back. The scheme offers three different kinds of funding. 

Crisis Grant

This payment is for people experiencing disaster or emergency such as a flood or unexpected expense. Applications are handled by local councils. Glasgow City Council has warned that they are not able to meet the 24-hour service agreement due to the level of applications they have received for the fund. You will speak to an advisor who will ask you about your situation and then a decision will be made.

Glasgow City Council residents can access the online application form here.

Or, you can call the team between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday on 0141 276 1177.

Self-Isolation Support Grants

The Scottish Government introduced this payment in October 2020 for people who earned below a real living wage and will experience a reduction in earnings as a result of having to self-isolate if they test positive with Covid-19.


StepChange assists people in debt by supporting them to re-pay at an affordable rate. 

There are a huge number of ways the organisation can help such as putting in place a 60 day "breathing space" period to give you time to deal with your debts. 

The best way to see if they can help is to give the team a call on 0800 138 1111 between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and 8am and 4pm on a Saturday.

You can also visit their website here for more details on the services they can provide.

Money Advice Scotland

Money Advice Scotland provides a web-based service for people who have debts and money worries.

They can give hints and tips on how to increase income and reduce outgoings. 

You can read more about how they can help here.

Greater Easterhouse Money Advice Project

For residents living in Glasgow's North East, GEMAP helps with a wide range of issues such as debt, benefits and advice if you have lost your job.

The best way to contact them is by calling 0141 773 5850.