Published on: 05 Nov 2020 16:48

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Maryhill Housing have launched a new ‘Everyone Benefits’ campaign to help everyone, especially low income families and those affected by coronavirus, to take control of their finances and tackle child and fuel poverty in Maryhill and Ruchill.

This campaign focuses on four key areas:

  • Increasing benefits take up for all, ensuring everyone can maximise their incomes and sustain their tenancies;

  • Tackling child poverty in Maryhill and Ruchill;

  • Reducing utility bills and providing practical energy advice to end fuel poverty;

  • Helping people access employability services to get back in to work or training.

Our Financial Support Team is working on a number of projects in each of the key areas in order to meet our objectives including:

  • accessing grants for people affected by coronavirus;

  • helping people to navigate the complex benefit system and apply for benefits;

  • assisting families affected by the benefit cap and Bedroom Tax;

  • identifying and assisting families to apply for Scottish Social Security benefits including Best Start Grants and Scottish Child Payment;

  • Warm Home Discount Scheme applications worth £140.

We also have Energy Advisers who can provide practical energy advice and help with choosing the best tariffs and changing energy providers to save you money and heat your home more efficiently.

Our Financial Support Team can also help with Social Security benefit appeals and offer a free appeal representation service with a high success rate.  If you want to speak to an Energy Adviser or a member of our Financial Support Team please call 0141 946 2466 or email [email protected]