A local MP and MSP are inviting people to attend an advice event in West Dunbartonshire aimed at helping with the cost-of-living crisis.
MP Martin Docherty-Hughes (West Dunbartonshire) and MSP Marie McNair (Clydebank & Milngavie) are working in partnership to host a local cost-of-living advice fair which is free to attend for residents.
The drop-in event takes place at Dalmuir Community Centre (Duntocher Rd, Clydebank, G81 4RQ) from 1pm-3pm on Friday 18th November.
Local and national advice organisations will be on hand to offer practical support and expertise on a range of issues including money and debt advice, welfare and benefits, energy costs, and personal finances.
Among the groups taking part are the Citizens Advice Bureau, Big Disability Group, Social Security Scotland, Y Sort It and West Dunbartonshire’s Working4u.
Representatives from local food banks will also be attending, with information and advice available from Food For Thought, Faifley Foodshare, Dalmuir Barclay Church Food Pantry, Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels and West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare.
Encouraging residents to come along, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:
“As West Dunbartonshire’s MP I’m hearing from people increasingly worried about the UK’s cost-of-living of crisis. It’s important to know that help is available, which is why I’ve been working alongside Marie McNair MSP to bring together a range of organisations providing advice and practical support.
“We’re keen to help as many people as we can. I’d encourage anyone looking for support on the cost-of-living to drop-in to Dalmuir CE Centre between 1pm and 3pm on Friday 18th November. The event is free to attend with a wide network of expertise on hand to help.”
Marie McNair MSP added:
“As winter approaches there are many people concerned about rising energy bills and the costs of basic essentials. It can be difficult to know where to turn, and we want people to know they don’t have to face these challenges alone.
“I work closely with local advice groups who offer help with social security, money and debt advice, and support on accessing food and essentials. The upcoming cost-of-living advice fair brings these organisations together. Anyone interested in hearing first-hand what support is available is very welcome to come along.”
The Scottish Government website lists a range of support available to people impacted by the cost-of-living: https://costofliving.campaign.gov.scot/