Welcome to our website
The Independent Resource Centre aims to reduce
poverty and address issues underpinning financial exclusion by delivery of its
services. We provide advice to everyone,
regardless of their circumstances, but specifically aim to assist: those on low
incomes; those with unmanageable debts; those out of work; and those who are eligible
We provide free advice and support from 9am - 5pm
Monday to Thursday and 9am - 15:30pm on Friday at 627 Dumbarton Road, Dalmuir, Clydebank. In addition we provide disability behaviour support and advice, focusing on autism, at our office in 445 Dumbarton Road on Monday and Thursday mornings.
We also provide a number of outreach surgeries, as follows:
Knowes Housing Association, 10 Field Road, Faifley:
Every Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Faifley Housing Association, Skypoint, Lennox Drive:
Every Thursday 10am - 1pm
Clydebank Housing Association, 77-83 Kilbowie Road:
Every Thursday 9:30am - 1pm*
Apart from the last Thursday of every month
Centre 81, 2-16 Braes Avenue, Clydebank:
Last Thursday of every month 10am - 1pm
Please call 0141 951 4040 to make an appointment.
Co-ordinator - Mary Collins
Mary runs the Centre, sourcing funding and managing
Welfare Rights Officer Janice Dickson
Janice provides welfare rights advice, trains new volunteers and represents
clients at appeal tribunals.
Debt/Money Adviser Kirsty Cullen and Nicola Taylor
Kirsty provides debt and money advice, including arranging payment plans and
helping people consider and apply for bankruptcy. Nicola provides debt and money advice.
Welfare Rights Workers Dorothy Duffy and John Muir
Dorothy and John provide welfare rights advice, including benefit checks and
Statistical Information Worker Margaret Sim
Lisa writes the Centres reports, supplies statistics to funding bodies and
manages the website.
Financial Administrator Jennifer McAuley
Jennifer deals with the day-to-day administration of the Centre, including
Receptionist Catherine Gray and Pauline Smith
Catherine and Pauline provide reception cover and book appointments.
Disability Behaviour Advice Pam Smith
Pam provides advice and support for disability
behaviour at our second office, 455 Dumbarton Road, which is equipped with a
Data Input Maureen Petticrew
Maureen converts our client data from our
paper-based forms to an electronic database.
Resource Centre in a registered charity, number SC037670.