Remember, there are lots of support agencies still operating just now, so if you need help:
FVA Helping Hands: 0800 389 6046, for help with getting shopping, getting prescriptions etc
Cosy Kingdom: 01592 807930 for help with gas and electric advice (especially things like getting top ups if you’re self isolating)
Scottish Welfare Fund: 0300 555 0265 – for emergency crisis grants for situations like sudden job loss, stolen money, delays in benefits.
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife: 0345 1400 095 for advice on benefits, debt, money and employers rights.
Covid-19 Helpline: 0800 952 0330 if you have received a shielding letter or a letter from your GP/Consultant saying you have to shield. You can register for food help if you have no other support such as friends, family or online shopping.
Welfare Support: 07730 751895/07901 0444432 – Lauren and Angela can help with filling in welfare grant, Universal credit and other benefit applications, plus help apply for jobs and give advice on CVs
Dunfermline Foodbank: if you have had a sudden income loss, such as waiting for Universal Credit, benefit delays, sanctions or self employed, and need an emergency food parcel, contact the Hub or Welfare Support for a referral.
Food for Your Future Pantry/Broomhead Pantry: if you’re struggling to make ends meet with the kids being at home more, or on a low income/reduced hours/furloughed, and need an extra bag of shopping, call to register:
FFYF: 07729356926 (Sharon) – register on Wednesday 10-4pm for collection on Thursday (Abbeyview/Dunfermline South area)
Broomhead: 01383 432483 (Dunfermline Advice Hub) on Mondays, 10-4pm, for collection on Tuesday (Dunfermline North and Central areas)
Not sure which one to call – give us a phone and we’ll guide you! 01383 432483!