Services from Spire View
November is one of the hardest times of the year for people. Christmas is coming, the days are getting shorter, energy bills are getting higher and it's an overall stressful time. However, this does not mean you have to suffer in silence.
Find out how we at Spire View Housing Association can help, and how other organisations are doing their bit:
GEMAP - Money and Debt Advice
As a tenant of Spire View you have access to Money and Debt advice through a service based at Roystonhill Community Hub, GEMAP. We have a money advisor who is based in Royston 3 days a week and a debt advisor who is based here 2 days a week, you can find out more about these services on the Roystonhill Community Hub website: https://www.roystonhillcommunityhub.org.uk/service
To make an appointment, contact us and speak to reception or your housing officer who can help: Contact Us
We work with the Simon Community Scotland, to provide a Tenancy Sustainment Service for all of our tenants. Tracey, our Tenancy Sustainment Officer provides housing, financial and mental health aid to those who are struggling the most with the goal of preventing them from losing their tenancy and becoming homeless. If you think you would benefit from support from our Tenancy Sustainment Officer then Contact Us and your housing officer to be referred.
The Royston Community Energy Project
Spire View Housing Association in partnership with Blochairn Housing Association have an Energy Advisor and three Energy Assistants to deliver the Royston Community Energy Project which aims to reduce poverty through embedding energy efficiency advice, support and advocacy within wider community support services. The post was made available through funding from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme and is funded until 31st August 2024.
The Energy Team can help with Meter Readings, applying for grants (including the Warm Home Discount), conducting energy efficiency surveys, contacting energy company's on your behalf and much more.
There are a couple of different ways to meet with our Energy Team, you can head along to the Drop-ins:
|Monday: 10am to 12.30pm||Roystonhill Community Hub|
|Monday: 2pm to 4pm||Blochairn Housing Association|
|Tuesday: 10am to 12.30pm||Spire View Housing Association|
Or you can call the Energy team on 0141 212 7386 to make an appointment, alternatively you can contact your housing officer to be referred.
Find out more about the Royston Community Energy Team: https://www.roystonhillcommunityhub.org.uk/energy-saving-advice-roystonhill-community-hub
Royston Community Pantry
Owned and managed by North Glasgow Community Food Initiative, Royston Community Pantry is based at Roystonhill Community Hub and open three days a week. Anyone can join the pantry, it costs £3 to become a member (this is an annual fee) and members get access to the pantry once a week to get around £30 worth of shopping for just £3. To become a member all you have to do is come to the pantry when they are open and pick up and fill out a form, you must have some form of ID to become a member, however if this is not possible then speak to the staff who can make arrangements for you.
The pantry is open:
|Monday||2pm - 5pm|
|Thursday||4pm - 7pm|
|Friday||10am - 1pm|
Find out more abou North Glasgow Community Food Initiative: https://www.ngcfi.org.uk/
Find out more about Royston Community Pantry: https://www.roystonhillcommunityhub.org.uk/food-pantry
Mental Health Services around Glasgow
Dealing with stress, grief, loneliness, sadness, depression and/or anxiety alone can be very difficult, but you don't have to do it alone! There are some fantastic mental health services based across Glasgow:
Around 1 in 4 people in Scotland are struggling with a mental health condition, and most of these people don't even realise. Find out more about Mental Health and steps you or others can take to get help: https://spireview.org.uk/mental-health-SVHA/
In 2020 alone there were 1339 reported drug deaths in Scotland, this is an estimated 245 deaths per million population. Addiction is a serious problem but there are things that can be done to help yourself or others: https://spireview.org.uk/handling-addiction-SVHA/
In 2021-22 there were 118 incidents, per 10,000 population, of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland. Dundee City (172), West Dumbartonshire (161) and Glasgow (147) recorded the highest incident rates in the country. It is important to know just what domestic abuse is and how to spot it. We have compiled together a list of different organisations and phone numbers that can help: https://spireview.org.uk/domestic-abuse/
Sexual crimes accounted for 5% of all crimes recorded in Scotland in 2021-22. This increased by 15% from 13,131 in 2020-21 to 15,049. It is important to understand just what sexual assault is. We have compiled together a list of helplines and organisations that can offer support if you believe you, or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault: https://spireview.org.uk/sexual-assault/
A full list of emergency phone numbers regarding mental health, addictiob, sexual assault and domestic abuse: https://spireview.org.uk/emergency-helplines-and-support-SVHA/
What's On at Roystonhill Community Hub
Roystonhill Community Hub has some fantastic classes on offer every day, and a lot of them are free! We also have the volunteering project and our digital project:
Check out What's on everyday at The Hub: https://www.roystonhillcommunityhub.org.uk/whats-on-events
Find out more about Volunteering with Spire View and Roystonhill Communtiy Hub: https://www.roystonhillcommunityhub.org.uk/volunteer-at-roystonhill-community-hub
Find out more about our Digital Porject and the advice and support they can offer: https://www.roystonhillcommunityhub.org.uk/computing-it-courses
People Plus - Fair Start Scotland
Fair Start Scotland, ran by People Plus, offers 12 months of support to get you into employment. It's completely free, voluntary and will not affect any benefits you may be on. You will get access to training courses, gaining certificates, CV building and tailored support that works for you. They are based at Roystonhill Community Hub every Thursday from 10am to 2pm and there is no need to make an appointment, all you have to do is come along. Get in touch on 0141 212 7386 to find out more about Fair Start Scotland.
Find out more about People Plus and the Fair Start Scotland Project: https://peopleplus.co.uk/fair-start-scotland
Action in Happiness - New Ways November
Action in Happiness are running an entire calander for the month of November called New Ways November, these are little tasks and activities you can take part in everyday that can positively affect your mental health. You can find out more about Action in Happiness on their website: https://actionforhappiness.org/calendar