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There are local organisations that can help you with matters such as money, health, banking options, and benefits.

Energy Saving Advice

Want to make sure your home is warm and cosy, but save money at the same time?

Something as simple as boiling a kettle uses energy – the energy you have to pay for! Switching your energy supplier could make a big difference to your energy bills.

Financial Fitness Team

Financial Fitness is a charitable company providing free, confidential, independent, and impartial welfare benefits information and financial support services.

They provide financial advice and support to help you make the transition from benefits into employment, accessing in-work, and return-to-work benefits where applicable.

If you would like more information visit the Financial Fitness website, call them on 01475 729239 or email

Inverclyde Advice First

Inverclyde Advice First is a telephone triage providing advice and scheduling face-to-face appointments with Advice Workers. They can help with:

    Sanctions/benefit changes

    Benefit entitlement checks

If you would like more information call them on 01475 715299, Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm, or email

Scottish Welfare Fund

Under the Scottish Welfare Fund, two types of grant are available through local councils. They can help people who are on a low income and are having difficulty because of an exceptional situation or in meeting one-off expenses.

A Crisis Grant aims to help people, typically on benefits, who are in crisis because of a disaster or an emergency. A disaster is something like a fire or a flood. An emergency may be requiring travel to visit a sick child or when money has been lost or stolen.

Community Care Grants are made to enable independent living for those leaving institutional care, or continued independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.

For more information go to the Scottish Government website.

Switching Energy Supplier

We work with iHEAT who can help you to reduce your fuel bills by providing a free independent and impartial energy switching service. For more information, please contact us and we can organise a referral.

Price comparison websites such as uSwitch and The Energy Shop lets you compare the prices of different energy suppliers to help you get a better deal on your gas and electricity.

Advice about your energy bills

Information and advice can be found on the Home Energy Scotland website where you can use their online tool to complete a Home Energy Check.

Please contact us if you need help to understand your fuel bills, manage any fuel debt, find out who your fuel supplier is and making sure you are on the cheapest tariff possible.

We can also help you access energy related benefits and grants such as the Warm Home Discount and Winter Fuel Payment.