If you’re affected by cancer you may want to know there’s someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be.
‘HeadStrong’ is a free hairloss support service for anyone affected by cancer, within the Macmillan Info & Support Centre at Dennistoun Library, fortnightly on Thursdays from 10.30am – 2.30pm.
Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureau are running a new outreach service in Dennistoun.
A community information event has been organised by Glasgow’s Poverty Leadership Panel and North East Area Delivery Group – organisations working to address poverty in the city.
Dennistoun Community Council has been asked for help on number of occasions with regard to a variety of factoring issues.
The unfortunate situation is that so many variables affect your relationship with a property management company. These can depend on the title deeds to your property, the agreement signed with a factoring company, and conditions in place that you were informed about when you bought your property.
A person in one property may be bound by title deeds terms and conditions that have no relevance for their neighbour in the next close. As there is no universal answer to so many factoring problems, Dennistoun Community Council suggests you read the Code of Conduct for Property Factors.
This Code came into operation in October 2012, along with a legal obligation for all factors to register (background info here). While the Code of Conduct is voluntary, consistent disregard by a factor could see them de-registered. The legislation also set up Housing Panels, a mechanism for intervening in disputes with factors if the initial complaint procedure still leaves a house owner unsatisfied.
You can read the Code of Conduct for Property Factors online at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/07/6791/0 or, alternatively, download a PDF copy here, which is suitable for printing, copying and distribution.
The changes to the benefits system being introduced by the UK government are a considerable concern to many vulnerable residents.
There will be an opportunity to hear about the impact these changes will have on people, and consider how best to respond, at a public meeting to be hosted by Glasgow North East MP Willie Bain.
The welfare benefits system will soon be subject to a number of changes. Anyone worried about the impact that those changes will have on them, their families and their communities are invited to attend a public meeting being held by Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau.