Resources for: Employers and Money
Here you will find supports and services that can offer help with benefits, money and debt issues.
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.
Benefits and Grants
Information from the Scottish Government on benefits, funds and grants including Child Benefit and tax credits.
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
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
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
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
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
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
WD School and Educational Grants
Information on school and educational grants available within West Dunbartonshire.
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.
Cost of Living Campaign
Scottish Government website on the supports available to help with the cost of living
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
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
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.
Helpline number: 0300 012 0312