Skip to the content

Glasgow gets digital assistance hub for pandemic


Mark Say Managing Editor

Get UKAuthority News


A digital hub has been set up for the Glasgow area to link people struggling during the coronavirus pandemic with organisations and volunteers who can help.

Glasgow City Council and the city's Health and Social Care Partnership have teamed up with Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) and Volunteer Glasgow to create a hub which people can contact for help or to volunteer their services.

A new helpline has also been set up to act as a single point of contact for anyone seeking or offering help.

The organisations are also compiling a central directory of people and organisations offering support.

Ian Bruce, chief executive officer of GCVS, said: "The voluntary sector and public sector have come together to ensure that anyone facing difficulties in Glasgow as a result of COVID-19 has a single point of contact to get help.

"If you are in Glasgow and facing problems associated with social distancing and self-isolation then call the helpline and we will try to put you in touch with someone who can help."

Glasgow City Council said that groups and organisations offering help can register through the hub, following which staff will be in touch by email.


Register For Alerts

Keep informed - Get the latest news about the use of technology, digital & data for the public good in your inbox from UKAuthority.