As you will be aware, Faifley Housing Association works in partnership with the Independent Resource Centre (IRC) which allows us to provide a free and impartial Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service from the Associations offices (outreach service). The service provides information on money management, help with fuel bills and referrals to other agencies for specialist help and advice.
This partnership has been possible as a result of us receiving joint funding from the Scottish Government by way of the People and Communities Fund (PCF). The (PCF) was set up with a focus on Projects that helped promote social inclusion, aimed to tackle poverty and assisted in reducing the negative impact of welfare reform.
Unfortunately, this funding was granted on an annual basis and it has now ended. We have been unsuccessful in obtaining further funding and as a result of this we are now required to fund the service ourselves.
The service will now change from 1st April 2019.
The outreach service will no longer operate two days per week but will reduce to one day per week from our offices and will be changing from a Tuesday/Thursday to a Tuesday morning only between the hours of 10am and 12 noon.
Due to the reduction in the service, it is now necessary for us to make appointments on behalf of our tenants/owners as a way of monitoring whether the service meets our needs or whether changes require to be made in the longer term. We would therefore request that all appointments be made via our offices if you wish to attend our outreach service.
Alternatively, you can contact the Resource Centre direct on 0141-951-4040 to make an appointment or visit their offices at 627 Dumbarton Road, Dalmuir.