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, Wednesdays and Fridays at locations across the constituency.

glasgowsw.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
07437910115

Gowanbank Hub

The Gowanbank Hub support homeless and vulnerable people and families in Scotland by working alongside partners and supporting people who need their help. They have Emergency Food Parcels, Emergency Clothing and Fuel Poverty services.

https://thegbhub.org.uk/
0141 319 5410
magicbutton@thegbhub.org.uk
415B Pest Road, Glasgow, G53 6SG

Crookston Community Group Foodbank

Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm
48 Beltrees Road, Glasgow G53 5TF
0141 882 4333
ccg.scot/projects/1073/

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
https://www.govanhelp.org/services/the-govan-pantry 

Housing

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

www.govanha.org.uk/find-a-home/apply-for-a-property/

Elderpark Housing Association

elderpark.org/find-a-home/how-to-apply-for-a-home/

Linthouse Housing Association

Email enquiries@linthouseha.com to request an application pack
0141 445 4418

Glasgow Housing Association

www.myhousing.org.uk

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

Rosehill Housing Co-operative

www.rosehillhousing.co.uk/apply-for-a-house/

Sanctuary Housing Association

www.sanctuary-scotland.co.uk/find-a-home

Glen Oaks Housing Association

www.glenoaks.org.uk/apply-for-a-house-at-glen-oaks/

Southside Housing Association

southside-ha.org/find-a-home/
Email enquiries@southside-ha.co.uk to request an application pack

Useful Links

Home Energy Scotland

www.homeenergyscotland.org

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.

www.chrisstephens.scot

Citizens Advice

www.cas.org.uk

Scottish Government

www.gov.scot

Glasgow City Council

www.glasgow.gov.uk

Social Security Scotland

www.socialsecurity.gov.scot

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

www.nhsggc.org.uk

Police Scotland

Emergency: Call 999
Non-emergency: Call 101
Feedback/complaints www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/police-scotland/complaints-about-the-police/

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