Charity registered in Scotland SC035061
Connect Community Trust is a vibrant social enterprise and over the last 10 years has exceeded expectations on many levels through the empowerment of local people and innovative regeneration work in the Greater Easterhouse and East End of Glasgow.
Connect Community Trust has operated employment support services over the past 8 years and it is an integral part of the organisation and our support to local people within Greater Easterhouse and surrounding areas.
A key priority for Connect and our partners is to provide support to people through the current welfare reform and fuel poverty. Growing indebtedness has meant increased demand for money and benefits advice services.
As a result of this growing demand Connect is working with local housing providers and FARE to provide direct money and benefits advice. Giving people the support, knowledge, tools and confidence to be able to resolve matters themselves or provide a gateway to specialist advice or other complementary services.
Objectives of this income advice service and the posts include:
• To work towards the alleviation of hardship and disadvantage by providing information, advice and assistance on money, benefits and related issues i.e. fuel poverty
• To promote the financial wellbeing of residents
• To contribute to the development of strategies and interventions to reduce financial exclusion