Resources for: Employers and Money

Here you will find supports and services that can offer help with benefits, money and debt issues.

15. Baby Box Parent Club

Baby Box (Parent Club website)

The Baby Box helps families prepare for the arrival of their baby. With a free box packed full of clothes, bedding and lots of other useful things to help give your baby the best possible start in life. The Box also provides a safe and comfy place for your wee one to sleep. It comes complete with a mattress and bedding that fits perfectly.

Web: www.parentclub.scot/baby-box

Website Professional referral National Free
18. Benefits Grants

Benefits and Grants

Information from the Scottish Government on benefits, funds and grants including Child Benefit and tax credits.

Web: www.mygov.scot/browse/benefits

Website Online National Free
26. C A L M

Campaign Against Living Miserably

CALM has a website, helpline 5pm -midnight and webchat open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life's problems - whether that's anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.

Helpline number: 0800 58 58 58

Web: www.thecalmzone.net/

Website Online Telephone National Free
37. CAB

Citizen's Advice Scotland

Free, impartial and confidential advice, delivered by trained advisers across Scotland. Working for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.

Helpline number: 0800 028 1456

Phone: 0800 484 0136

Web: www.cas.org.uk/

Helpline Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
38. WDCAB

Citizens' Advice Bureau West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire CAB offers general advice and assistance to local residents across a wide range of subjects .

Phone: 0800 484 0136

Web: www.wdcab.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
141. SHOUT

SHOUT Crisis text service

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Helpline number: 85258 free text support service

Web: www.giveusashout.org/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
173. WD Comm Foodshare

Community Foodshare, Baby Bank and Fuel Bank

A registered charity in West Dunbartonshire supporting those affected by poverty and food insecurity. We can help with school uniforms, school holiday meals, baby food, baby clothes and equipment, and fuel vouchers.

Phone: 0800 345 7050

Web: www.westdunbartonshirecommunityfoodshare.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Telephone Local Free
177. WDC Working4u

WDC Working 4U

West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U service was established to improve the quality of lives of West Dunbartonshire residents by assisting them to overcome barriers to social and economic inclusion. Working 4U help people to access a wide range of employment, training and learning opportunities designed to help them overcome barriers, develop their skills and assist them in their journey towards work

Phone: 01389 738296

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/

Website Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
184. WD Schools And Learning

WD School and Educational Grants

Information on school and educational grants available within West Dunbartonshire.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-and-educational-grants/

Website Professional referral Self referral Local Free
202 Free Bus Travel

Young Persons' Free Bus Travel Scheme

Free travel on any bus in any part of Scotland on registered bus services. You can travel on buses outside the area you live in using your card. How you apply depends on where you live and the age of the young person.

Web: www.freebus.scot/

Website Online National Free
129. 130. Scotland's Redress Scheme Scot Gov

Cost of Living Campaign

Scottish Government website on the supports available to help with the cost of living

Web: https://costofliving.campaign.gov.scot/

Website Online National Free
Dumb Credit Union

Dumbarton Credit Union

Dumbarton Credit Union is a savings and loans co-operative owned and managed by its members all of whom live or work in 'G' postcode area. Save with the credit union first and then borrow from a local alternative to banks and money lenders.

Phone: 01389 768585

Web: https://www.dumbartoncreditunion.org/

Website Online Local Costs money
Social Ecurity Scotlnd

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland is responsible for managing the benefits that are devolved to Scotland, to make sure the people who need them get them correctly and fairly.

 You will find information on the benefits they are delivering and how to find out more about eligibility.

Phone: 0800 182 2222

Web: https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/

Website Online National Free
Working Families

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace.

They provide information and free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work

Helpline number: 0300 012 0312

Web: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free