Update on Service Provision by
Bute Advice Centre
Across Argyll & Bute
Bute Advice Centre are offering limited face to face appointments, however we can be contacted on the usual number 01700 502784 for a comprehensive welfare rights and money advice telephone service and an appointment will be organised with an adviser who will support you. In addition to our core advice service provision, we continue to deliver all welfare rights services to ACHA tenants across Bute & Cowal.
Flexible Food Fund Roadshow
The Flexible Food Fund is a grant programme that is being processed by Argyll & Bute Council in partnership with Bute Advice Centre, ALIenergy and the Community Food Forum. Supporting families and individuals who are on a low income and have no savings. Recipients can be in or out of work and benefit from a two part grant that ranges according to the size of the household. For some larger families it can be as much as £1000+. In order to access the second part of the grant recipients must engage with Bute Advice Centre who are working in partnership with ALIenergy, delivering welfare rights, money and energy advice. Advisers are keen to engage with agencies and individuals who support low income households to promote uptake of this grant and support services.
In order to promote the Flexible Food Fund advisers will be visiting the following areas over the coming months.
24th Aug - Islay
25th Aug - Jura
1st Sept - Gigha & Lochgilhead
6th Sept - Mull
7th Sept - Iona
29th Sept - Oban
30th Sept - Tiree
1st Oct - Coll
4th Oct - Colonsay
12th Oct - Kintyre
1st Nov - Helensburgh
2nd Nov - Rosneath & Arrochar
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to set up an appointment or call 01700 502784 for more information.
Bute Advice Centre is established for the purpose of benefiting communities in Bute and Cowal and the wider community within certain projects, by the advancement of education (including debt management, welfare rights, consumer rights, housing and energy issues),the protection of health, both mental and physical and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress.
To fight poverty and social exclusion by the provision of impartial, confidential advice and assistance with regard to:
• Housing Advice
• Homelessness, eviction, housing grants, arrears and tenancy issues
• Welfare Benefits Advice
• Benefits checks, form filling and representation at Tribunal Appeals
• Utilities Advice
• Debt Management, liaising with utility providers, changing suppliers, accessing grants and alleviation of fuel poverty advice
• Debt Management Provision (advice regarding voluntary payment arrangements, protected trust deeds, bankruptcy, DAS and court representation)