Renfrewshire Council

Money advice

Money hack: prevent money worries by getting advice as early as possible

If you are concerned about money or debt, the sooner you get advice, the better you and your finances will be.

Don't delay - get the advice you need from one of these four advice services in the area.

The Council's Advice Works team

A free, confidential and independent service that gives you advice in a straight forward manner. The team can help with:

  • money and debt*
  • budgeting
  • negotiating with creditors
  • bankruptcy
  •  mortgage
  • rent arrears
  • benefits check*
  • help with forms

You can call 0300 300 1238 from Monday - Thursday, 8.45am - 16.45pm & Friday 8.45am - 3.55pm or drop in to:

Johnstone Town Hall

25 Church Street, Johnstone

Monday - Friday: 8.45am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm

Renfrewshire House

Customer Service Centre, Cotton Street, Paisley

Monday - Friday: 8.45am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm

Renfrew Health Centre

10 Ferry Road, Renfrew

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.45am - 11am


*To discuss welfare rights or issues with benefits or debt, please make an appointment.  


Advice Renfrewshire

Get free, confidential and impartial advice in Renfrewshire by calling 0808 164 2922. Ask about advice on any of these issues and they can refer you to the best person to help.:

  • Money and debt
  • Food
  • Welfare benefits
  • Legal concerns
  • Consumer concerns
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Energy


Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

Drop in anytime between 9:30am - 1pm Monday to Thursday. To make a specialist appointment anytime between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday or late Monday evening, call 0141 889 2121.


My Credit Union Renfrewshire

A one-stop shop for Renfrewshire's five credit unions -Gleniffer, Johnstone, Renfrewshire-Wide, Scotwest and White Cart.

Visit the website to find all the information you need to make an informed choice about which credit union you want to join based on which of their ethical financial products and low-cost loans suit you.

Gleniffer Credit Union

0141 583 4905 

If you would like to join Gleniffer Credit Union, you need to live or work in the PA1, PA2 or PA3 postcode areas.

Johnstone Credit Union

01505 327 148

If you would like to join Johnstone Credit Union, you need to live in Renfrewshire.

Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union

0141 889 7442

You can join Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union if you live, work or study in Renfrewshire.

Scotwest Credit Union

0141 227 2390

Open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Renfrewshire and other areas.

White Cart Credit Union

0141 889 3005

Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or studies in the Paisley area


Published: Saturday 10 November 2018