Poverty

We’re helping Wheatley customers out of poverty and improving social inclusion through financial advice projects and community empowerment.

My Money service

Find out more about some of the projects the Wheatley Foundation supports to help customers out of financial difficulties.

Customers who are interested in any of the services should contact their housing officer.

My Great Start
 

My Great Start offers free, confidential and independent support to help our new tenants stay in their home for years to come.

What is it that stops a tenant making a go of their tenancy? It could be health issues, problems with money or not having a job.

We can help tenants claim all of the benefits they are due as well as offer advice about budgeting, good-value credit, banking options and heating their home.

My Money
 

My Money is a financial advice service which supports Glasgow residents with money and debt management.

People referred to the programme get high-quality money advice, debt support, fuel advice and access to affordable credit such as low-cost loans and fee free products such as bank accounts, budgeting services and tools as well as other support services and products.

It is aimed at people struggling with change in their circumstances, such as people currently not in work, those moving on to Universal Credit, those in low paid work and those parenting alone.

This programme is funded through European Social Fund and Big Lottery and is a partnership between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership and Wheatley Foundation.

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Eat Well
 

The Eat Well programme supports our tenants with emergency food parcels as well as providing them with budgeting and money advice.

It is a partnership with Fare Share where we access in-date surplus supermarket food which we then distribute to tenants who are facing financial hardship.

Our expert money, debt and budgeting support also helps tenants in the months and years ahead.

Home Comforts
 

We take donated pieces of furniture, clean them and make them as good as new. We’ll then pass them to our tenants who need it most.

The Home Comforts programme helps tenants make their new house a home by providing them with free furniture that they otherwise may have not been able to afford. Items available include sofas, beds, cookers and wardrobes.

Veterans
 

Veterans face barriers adjusting back into civilian life. Our innovative Veterans' Support service is here to help. Our service will:

  • support veterans who face barriers settling into the community
  • offer housing, benefits and budgeting advice
  • offer support to access employment and training
  • provide referrals and signposts to community groups and health professionals that help with social isolation
  • provide crisis intervention.

If you would like to find out more about this service email exservices@wheatley-group.com or call 0131 624 5724 if you live in the east coast or 0141 274 5724 for veterans living in the west coast.