After 4 weeks, the Tollcross Community Hub, in partnership with Citizens Advice is proving to be a huge help to local people. Where previously residents had to travel across the city to get professional advice on things such as housing, benefit issues and employment, they can now access these services close to home. Organisations from around the Tollcross area are starting to refer people to Allan our Citizens Advice worker and feedback on the service so far has been positive.
The hub is located in the same place as a food bank and we are also finding that food bank clients are benefiting from being able to access information and advice at the same time as collecting their food. We are now working on getting better signage for the hub and more information about the services out into the local community.
We are currently exploring new partnerships with other local community organisations to see if there are other services we can provide in the Hub. If you know of a local service or group who would like to get involved in our work please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org