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Glasgow City Council

Support for People in Glasgow

Published 8 December 2022

The council, working in partnership with Glasgow Life and voluntary sector organisations, has committed to providing as much practical support as possible over the next few months to residents - including opening doors to anyone who needs that additional help as we enter a challenging winter.

There are also many other partners, agencies and charities who work relentlessly to provide support to the city's most vulnerable:

Welcome Places

  • There are more than 30 council and community venues across the city offering Glaswegians a welcome and warm place to go as the onset of winter and the cost of living and energy crisis continues to impact people of all ages.
  • These venues are open to everyone.  You will never be asked the reason why you are visiting - you can take part in the many activities on offer - or just relax and enjoy the free refreshments in many of the venues. 
  • Venues are open during the day and at night - all updated details on the Welcome Places webpage.
  • Website: Welcome Places

Use our mapping tool to see what is available in your local community

Glasgow Helps

  • Glasgow Helps is a new service set up to work directly with the people of Glasgow. It offers free, confidential support, information, and advice for residents on issues including Employability, Food and Fuel Support, Mental and Physical Health, Housing matters and more. 
  • Contact Glasgow Helps on 0141 276 1185 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
  • Website: Glasgow Helps

Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness 

Overnight Welcome Centre - Glasgow City Mission

Rough Sleeper and Vulnerable People

Glasgow Community Homeless Teams

  • If you are homeless or facing homelessness, contact your local Community Homeless Teams or, if out of hours or the weekend, call Out of Hours Homelessness Services on 0800 838 502
  • Website: Glasgow Community Homeless Teams


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