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Shelter Scotland Foundations First

Project overview

Foundations First is a partnership between Shelter Scotland and Renfrewshire Council, set up to support children and their families in Renfrewshire who are:

  • Homeless or worrying about losing a home
  • Struggling financially or in rent arrears
  • Living in poor conditions or in an overcrowded property
  • Experiencing debt, money and benefit issues
  • Under threat of eviction
  • Living with domestic abuse
  • Affected by offending behaviour
  • Experiencing mental or physical health issues
  • Experiencing drug and alcohol issues
  • Requiring short term support such as: registering with a GP or dentist, advocacy at meetings, support to attend appointments etc.

The service specifically supports families with housing difficulties with advice, advocacy and support. Issues can be minimal or multiple and complex, requiring longer term more intensive support.

Supported by Shelter Scotland's housing and money/debt advice services we work jointly with existing service providers to support Renfrewshire families.

The project is funded by the STV Children's Appeal.

Our Service is Regulated and Inspected by the Care Inspectorate in accordance with the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, Part 5. This registered Manager of this Service is Ruth Kelly and she can be contacted on for any comments or complaints. Our Service’s most recent inspection report can be found here.

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You can call us on: 0344 515 1885, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday


Foundations First
Fergus Suite
10 Falcon Crescent