Frequently Asked Questions

If you are living in the Glasgow Pollok constituency and have an issue you would like to raise, please read our FAQs below and get in touch and we will assist you.

About Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf MSP for the Glasgow Pollok Constituency

This constituency covers a large portion of the South West of the city including Arden, Southpark, Darnley, Priesthill, Nitshill, Crookston, Pollok, Cardonald, Mosspark, Craigton and Govan.

Get in touch if there are any issues you would like me to take up on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Food Sustainability

No-one should be left having to choose between paying rent, energy bills or buying food. However, it is an inevitable consequence of DWP cuts and unforgiving benefit sanctions that we have seen an exponential rise in food poverty and foodbank usage in recent years.

There are a number of organisations, run primarily by tireless volunteers, doing their best to tackle the effects, stigma and indignity of food poverty in Glasgow Pollok, and widen access to healthy, quality, affordable food. If you are struggling to feed yourself or your family, do not hesitate to get in touch:

Glasgow South West Foodbank

This Trussel Trust foodbank is currently operating Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at locations across the constituency.

Monday 12 – 2pm, Ibrox Parish Church
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30pm Our Lady & St George Church Penilee
Tuesday 2 – 4pm Linthouse Housing Association
Wednesday 12 – 2pm Mosspark Baptist Church
Friday 10am – 12:45pm Hillington Park Parish Church Cardonald

More info:
07437 910 115

Crookston Community Group Foodbank

Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm
48 Beltrees Road, Glasgow G53 5TF
0141 882 4333

The Govan Pantry, by Govan HELP

The Govan Pantry is a new community membership shop that will provide high quality, low cost food to those in the area. The shop is open to all.

Pearce Institute,840-860 Govan Rd, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU
Open: 10.30am-3pm Wednesdays and Thursdays
0141 445 6481 

Linthouse Larder

In partnership with Good Food Scotland, Linthouse Housing Association have opened their Community Larder every Thursday between 10am – 1pm at Linthouse Housing Association Warehouse (entry at rear of the building).

The Larder stocks similar items to the average grocery shop but for a fraction of the price. Membership costs £1 a month and once a person is registered, they can shop as many times that month as they want.

No documents needed to register. The Larder is open to Linthouse tenants and anyone with a G51 postcode.

Cardonald Larder

In partnership with Good Food Scotland and Southside Housing.

Aiming to reduce the financial pressure on households struggling to pay bills and put food on the table.

Every Tuesday 10am – 1pm

Every Thursday 3pm – 6pm

12 Swinton Place, Cardonald, G52 2EA (follow signage around building)

Find out more here: 


Everyone has the right to good quality housing, regardless of their financial situation. Since the SNP came to power in 2007, the Scottish Government’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme has helped to deliver over 17,000 affordable homes in Glasgow, more than 2/3rds of which are for social rent.

Housing Associations don’t just provide safe, warm, quality housing – they are at the heart of their communities too, responding to need, whether it be food or fuel poverty, welfare advice or digital inclusion.

I have had the great pleasure of witnessing many housing developments break-ground in Glasgow Pollok then reach completion, and personally welcoming new tenants to their fabulous new homes.

It is not all about the New Builds, though – in Glasgow we have a tremendous asset in our tenement stock, and the SNP is committed to continuing to preserve these historic buildings so Glaswegians can continue to call them home for decades to come.

If you are currently living in a socially-rented home and are interested in a move, or want to be considered for social housing, please see details below of all housing associations in Glasgow Pollok and how to apply.

Please remember to provide all relevant health information and be as flexible as possible in where/the type of home you will consider, to maximise your chances of being made a suitable offer.

Govan Housing Association

Elderpark Housing Association

Linthouse Housing Association

Email to request an application pack
0141 445 4418

Glasgow Housing Association

Register with MyHousing to view and note interest on homes according to your need.

Rosehill Housing Co-operative

Sanctuary Housing Association

Glen Oaks Housing Association

Southside Housing Association
Email to request an application pack

Useful Links

Home Energy Scotland

Chris Stephens MP for Glasgow South West

If your enquiry is related to Home Office, DWP or Foreign Affairs issues, your MP will probably be best placed to assist. If you live in Glasgow Pollok, your local MP is Chris Stephens.

Citizens Advice

Scottish Government

Glasgow City Council

Social Security Scotland

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Police Scotland

Emergency: Call 999
Non-emergency: Call 101

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