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Partnerships Make Advice Work in Edinburgh

October 29, 2014 by


Edinburgh’s ‘Making Advice Work’ (MAW) programme is now one year old, and delegates to a Scottish Parliament reception heard that the service has delivered quality advice and support to clients in desperate need of help across the city. Last October the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) was asked by the Scottish Government and the Money […]

New projects to help families tackle money worries

October 19, 2014 by


£2.4 million funding to help families deal with debt Community projects which will help vulnerable families deal with debt and welfare problems are to benefit from a £2.4 million funding boost. The money will see 16 projects receive significant funding through the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s ‘Tackling Money Worries’ programme. Local independent advice agency Granton […]

A visit to Granton could improve your health – and maybe your wealth!

October 9, 2014 by


A visit to Granton Information Centre could improve your health – and may also improve your wealth! The local advice centre received top marks from clients in a satisfaction survey conducted over the summer. Highlights of the survey include: • Around 71% of GIC clients have a medical condition – but almost half of them […]

Housing Advice road show’s heading your way!

September 23, 2014 by


Need housing advice? The city council is running a programme of friendly and helpful roadshows next month – and everyone is welcome! Energy advice and support to help you save money Council house improvements and repairs Tenant’s groups Local events will be held at McDonald Road Library (Wednesday 8th), Leith Library (Thursday 9th), North Local […]

Health and travel advice for Hajj pilgrims

September 15, 2014 by


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers advice ahead of the Hajj With thousands of British Muslims expected to attend this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, predicted to fall between 2 – 7 October, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is urging those travelling to Saudi Arabia to be fully prepared and follow up-to-date travel advice before embarking […]

Ready, set, go! The Graduate Journey

September 3, 2014 by


Get ready, 2015 Graduates – your future awaits! Whether that’s a future of internships, experiencing other cultures, or as yet to be decided, your final year of University is the time to get this all under way. It might feel intimidating – adding more to the to do list than simply “pass 4th year” is […]

Bid to cut presence of payday lenders in communities

August 10, 2014 by


The face of Scotland’s high streets changed markedly during the recent recession – as household names like Woolworth’s, Jessop’s and HMV disappeared units often lay empty for months. Some were replaced by pound shops or charity shops but the other notable feature was the growing presence of the payday lenders on our shopping streets – […]

News from Total Craigroyston

July 26, 2014 by


Total Craigroyston’s Summer newsletter is out now. Click on link below … Total Craigroyston Summer newsletter  

Don’t lose out: tax credits deadline looming

July 22, 2014 by


With the tax credits renewal deadline of 31 July just ten days away, HMRC has revealed the top 10 excuses for not renewing tax credits claims. Excuses given by claimants to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for missing the deadline include: I didn’t need the money because I’d met a rich bloke, but he dumped […]

NHS24 offers summer holiday health advice

June 20, 2014 by


WITH the school summer holidays fast approaching, Scots are being urged to prepare ahead to ensure they have a safe and healthy holiday, whether at home or abroad. Scotland’s national telehealth and telecare service, NHS 24, is advising people to visit to get helpful tips and advice on summer holiday health issues, from sunburn […]