At Elderpark Housing – we champion Community regeneration and engagement. We work with a range of partners that enable us to deliver, support and facilitate projects and initiatives across Govan.
Our community work covers
- Health and wellbeing
- Employment and education
- Tenancy sustainability
- Reducing the carbon foot print of the city
- Arts and craft engagement and skills
- Good old fashioned community get together’s
Elderpark Housing’s Financial Inclusion service operates Monday to Friday by appointment only.
Appointments can be made by calling our customer services team on 0141 440 2244 or by contacting your Housing Officer. The service can assist with a variety of issues such as claiming Welfare Benefits, tackling debt and fuel poverty and applying for the Scottish Welfare Fund.
We work closely with Money Matters a Glasgow based charity, who help support tenants in financial crisis.
Money Matters has a reputation for being proactive and quick to respond to changes within the city with innovative solutions including a number of in-house language skills offered includes Urdu, Punjabi, Polish, Russian and German.
Money Matters offers a Financial Capability Service offering one to one and Group information and advice sessions in the south of Glasgow.
Here are a few examples of the types of information that can be offered by our Financial Capability Service:
- managing money with confidence
- moving from benefits into employment
- budgeting, saving, debt prevention
- affordable credit
- economical options for paying bills
We are very proud of the work that we do to support our tenants sustain their tenancies – working with a range of partners like Money Matters helps us achieve this.
Elderpark Housing, working in partnership with Govan Housing and Linthouse Housing, provide direct support to the tenants that are in vulnerable situations with regards to energy consumption. We do this through advocacy, education and advice enabling them to tackle fuel debt, reduce energy bills, identify suitable tariffs, fuel switch if appropriate, minimise energy usage, improve energy efficiency and consequentially improve their health and wellbeing. This is achieved through tailored home visits, dedicated telephone support, alongside community education workshops and drop in sessions.
We offer support to prevent fuel poverty, tackle fuel debt, access best value tariffs and reduce household energy consumption through better energy usage. Through providing a holistic programme of advice, advocacy and support this targeted Advice Service will work with Housing Association tenants and new applicants identified as being fuel poor or at risk of being in fuel poverty; with referrals coming from each organisations financial inclusion and housing officers.
Find out more: https://elderpark.org/