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The Glasgow Community Activist Panel (CAP) Newsletter, which is co-ordinated by GHN, is looking for new contributors, anyone with experience of living on a low income in the Glasgow area can get involved. The CAP is made up of a diverse group of people from across the city who use their lived experience of poverty … Continued

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Get ready, steady… to GO with Community Budgets is coming to your area in August and September. Since January, we have worked with over 30 community members who have learned about community budgeting, and are now out and about in the local communities increasing awareness about how services may be funded in the near future. … Continued

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For the last few months, we at GHN/ All In have been delivering free training and workshops on Community Budgeting (CB) in areas all across the city of Glasgow. Don’t let the name Community Budgeting put you off – it’s not about teaching you how to spend your own money exactly! In a nutshell, CB … Continued

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David Ramsay, Development Worker, Glasgow Homelessness Network: How to get communities in Glasgow ready for this new piece of work I am involved in? At the start of the year I was involved in delivering 3 Participatory Budgeting events across the city. The areas involved were Priesthill/Househillwood, Parkhead and Govan. Money from the Scottish Government … Continued

Homelessness Casework Teams If you need to make a homelessness application you should make an appointment, or drop in at a local Community Casework Team. Or if you need to make a presentation out of hours they attend the Hamish Allan Centre. North East Community Casework Service Easterhouse Social Work Team 1250 Westerhouse Road Easterhouse G34 9EA … Continued

If you move into an area of the city you don’t know very well, it can be difficult to feel like you are part of the community. Joining a local group or taking part in local activities can help. Your local library will have details. Many areas have Community Centres or Halls where groups meet … Continued

Sign up to the CAP Newsletter. We will only contact you about CAP and you can unsubscribe at any time. The Community Activist Panel are a group of people who are currently experiencing poverty. They are members of the Poverty Leadership Panel but are the group of volunteers who have personal experience of poverty. They … Continued

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The first stage of Universal Credit has now rolled out across Glasgow for those people making new claims, or whose circumstances have changed recently. Universal Credit combines six benefits into one for working age people across the UK. In Scotland payment flexibilities were secured where people can be paid twice a month and have the … Continued

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Do you know, or are you working with, someone with experience of the criminal justice system who is looking for a new start in 2019? Drop into an open day at The Russell Institute in Paisley Town Centre (30 Causeyside Street, Paisley) on Tuesday 22nd January from 12pm-1pm for a cup of tea and more … Continued

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It feels like every day in the news right now, we hear about important, life changing votes taking place. Six months after Govan High School facilitated a Community Budgeting voting process, we returned to witness the school changing project that six pupils made happen. Around the school are benches where pupils can sit and chat, … Continued