Published on: 01 May 2020 15:42

Written by: Maryhill Housing

Maryhill Housing has been awarded £94,000 of ‘Supporting Communities’ funding from the Scottish Government.  Together with North United Communities (NUC), we will be dividing this money amongst local organisations which are providing COVID-19 response services.
 
With the funding, the following will be provided in the Maryhill and Ruchill areas:

  • Dispersal of Tesco and Asda food vouchers;

  • Weekly provision of food deliveries to St Gregory’s Foodbank;

  • 6 weeks’ provision of Meals on Wheels service provided by the G20 Youth Festival;

  • A contribution to Maryhill Parish Church who have been doing shopping and dropping off food parcels for people who are self isolating;

  • Equipment for local organisations who may have to now change how they engage with residents;

  • Extension of the current health and well-being ‘Nu Me’ programme for adults and families.  This is an online mental health and well-being Community Hub and will provide a range of online support and connections for the most vulnerable and isolated.

Dawn Burns, Community Regeneration Manager at Maryhill Housing, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Scottish Government for providing this essential funding.  It will enable many local organisations to continue to provide much needed support to the communities of Maryhill and Ruchill. The local organisations and volunteers have been absolutely outstanding and are providing a lifeline to many residents during such uncertain times; we thank them wholeheartedly.
 
We would encourage any tenants who need advice and support to get in touch with Maryhill Housing by calling us on 0141 946 2466 or emailing enquiries@maryhill.org.uk
 
Our offices are still open and all of our staff are available to help.  We also have a fantastic Financial Support Team who are able to provide telephone appointments for advice and assistance with benefit or grants entitlement”.