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Community information

Find out how you can help our most vulnerable residents as well as links to more information.

Council HQ

Covid-19 Response Team

East Renfrewshire's Covid-19 Response team is the first point of contact for all Covid-19 related enquiries.

The team can answer general enquiries about Covid-19 and also arrange for services during isolation.

They will also signpost residents to specialist service that can help.

Contact 0800 111 4000 or

Help support our vulnerable residents

If you want to volunteer and need some advice or if you are isolated and need some help phone our community helpline on 0141 876 9555.

Community Hub at Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire

The Community Hub is for anyone seeking help in their community or those who don't have friends, family or neighbours to help them with essentials.

Contact the Community Hub Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm on 0141 876 9555 or by emailing

Find out more about the support available locally (opens new window).

Adult learning

The Adult Learning Team offer a range of learning opportunities for adults in East Renfrewshire. Courses can help you gain new skills or qualifications, get a new job, go to college or just build confidence with existing skills you already have.

Read more about adult learning.

Community food projects

Throughout the pandemic we have seen a wave of community-led food projects start up to ensure nobody in our communities goes without. If you would like to find out more about the nearest food projects to you such as shopping services and the Food Train, contact the Community Hub Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm on 0141 876 9555 or by emailing

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of foodbanks and together provide emergency food and support for people in crisis. The East Renfrewshire Foodbank is based at 14 Lowndes Street, Barrhead. It is open on Tuesdays at 12pm-2pm and Fridays at 2pm-4pm.

Information links for British Sign Language (BSL) users

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