Universal Credit outreach events planned across East Renfrewshire

Many are ignorant of their pensions.
Many are ignorant of their pensions.

Outreach events are set to take place across East Renfrewshire throughout October, November and December to support Universal Credit claimants.

East Renfrewshire Council is working with the Barrhead Citizens Advice Bureau and East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust on these drop-in events which are aimed at residents who have made or will be making the switch to Universal Credit.

The new benefits system was introduced in East Renfrewshire on September 26.

Staff from each of the partners will be on hand to offer advice and assistance with all aspects of Universal Credit including explaining the criteria, completing the claim and getting online as well as offering advice about budgeting and how to save money.

The full list of events are:

Mon 22 Oct - The Foundry - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 23 Oct - Newton Mearns Library - 1pm - 2pm

Wed 24 Oct - Thornliebank Library - 10am - 12pm

Fri 26 Oct - Clarkston Library - 1.30pm - 4pm

Mon 29 Oct - Newton Mearns Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 30 Oct - Neilston Library - 2pm - 4pm

Wed 31 Oct - Thornliebank Library - 10am - 12pm

Fri 2 Nov - Clarkston Library - 1.30pm - 4pm

Mon 5 Nov - Newton Mearns Library - 1:30pm -4.30pm

Tues 6 Nov - Neilston Library - 2pm - 4pm

Wed 7 Nov - Thornliebank Library - 10pm- 12pm

Wed 7 Nov - Dunterlie Library - 2pm - 4pm

Fri 8 Nov - Clarkston Library - 1:30pm - 4pm

Mon 12 Nov - Newton Mearns Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 13 Nov - Neilston Library - 2pm - 4pm

Wed 14 Nov - Thornliebank Library - 10pm - 12pm

Fri 16 Nov - Clarkston Library - 1.30pm - 4pm

Mon 19 Nov - The Foundry - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 20 Nov - Newton Mearns Library - 1pm - 3pm

Wed 21 Nov - Thornliebank Library - 10am- 12pm

Fri 23 Nov - Clarkston Library - 1:30pm - 4pm

Mon 26 Nov - Newton Mearns Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 27 Nov - Neilston Library - 2pm - 4pm

Wed 28 Nov - Thornliebank Library - 10am- 12pm

Fri 30 Nov - Clarkston Library - 1.30pm - 4pm

Mon 3 Dec - Newton Mearns Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 4 Dec - Neilston Library - 2pm - 4pm

Wed 5 Dec - Thornliebank Library - 10am - 12pm

Wed 5 Dec - Dunterlie Library - 2pm - 4pm

Fri 7 Dec - Clarkston Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Mon 10 Dec - Newton Mearns Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tues 11 Dec - Neilston Library - 2pm - 4pm

Wed 12 Dec - Thornliebank Library - 10pm - 12pm

Fri 14 Dec - Clarkston Library - 1:30pm - 4.30pm

Mon 17 Dec - The Foundry - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tues 18 Dec - Newton Mearns Library Library - 1pm - 3pm

Wed 19 Dec - Thornliebank Library - 10am - 12pm

Fri 21 Dec - Clarkston Library - 1.30pm - 4.30pm

For more information contact the council’s money advice and right team on 0141 577 8420 or email mart@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.