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Rents and Benefits

For Govanhill Housing Association Tenants

To speak to someone about your rent, including if you are having trouble paying your rent please phone

Sandra Murray: 0141 433 2141

Avril White: 0141 636 3662

Loraine Jennings: 0141 636 3672

Make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to by seeking advice from our welfare rights team. Please phone 0141 636 3686 or email

For Tenants of Other Associations/Private Landlords

Citizens Advice Scotland

Welfare rights and benefits support.

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Welfare rights advice and support for disabled people in Glasgow.

Glasgow’s Golden Generation

Welfare rights and benefit advice for older people in Glasgow.

Money Advice

Govanhill Law Centre

Money and debt advice   0141 433 2665

Citizens Advice Scotland

Comprehensive advice on debt online at

The nearest Citizens Advice Bureau to Govanhill is in Bridgeton: 0141 554 0336

The nearest citizens advice to Merrylee is in Castlemilk: 0141 634 0338.

Money Advice Scotland

Support with money worries and have a telephone and text service.


Energy Advice Scotland

Free practicial advice on energy related matters for the citizens of Scotland. Call them on 0808 196 8660.

South Seeds

South Seeds can help if you find yourself with energy debt or if you’re unable to top up your meters, Call at 0141 636 3959 or come by the office at 514 Victoria Road.

South Seeds have a number of publications full of tips and advice on how to save money and energy.

How to Draughtproof a Front Door

How to Reduce Heat Loss Through Windows with Temporary Glazing Film

How to Adjust your Thermostat

LED Lighting Solutions – Switch to Save Electricity

Food, Household Goods and Other Essentials

Urban Roots Free Food Map of Glasgow

This map will direct you to free food parcels and free meals in Glasgow. Urban Roots keep this map updated, but also suggest you check with the projects in question before making a journey.


People’s Pantry

Affordable foodbank alternative based on 490 Cathcart Road. Offers affordable food and household supplies to members.

Al-Farooq Education and Community Centre

Local Mosque and community centre who also provide a foodbank 32-38 Dixon Avenue, 0141 433 2686

Al-Khair Foundation

Local charity providing soup kitchen and foodbank.

Glasgow Southeast Foodbank:

Foodbank run by Trussell Trust admin@glasgowse. • 07456 868628

Queen’s Park Govanhill Parish Church Foodbank:

Fortnightly foodbank on Thursdays 10-12, 170 Queen’s Drive, Glasgow G42 8QZ

The Sikh Food Bank

Food bank and daily free meals available at Glasgow Gurdwara, 37 Albert Drive

Merry Go Round

Affordable baby and children’s items plus breastfeeding and parenting support