Renfrewshire Council

Advice Works Income Adviser Kevin Campbell

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Avoid January blues by getting the right money advice

Residents who have splurged the cash at Christmas can get confidential money advice ahead of the January bills coming in.

Here's who to contact if you find yourself in debt after a Christmas splurge.

Advice Works

A free, confidential and independent service funded by Renfrewshire Council that gives you advice in a straightforward manner.

The drop-in service is available at:

Advice Works, Johnstone Town Hall, 25 Church Street, Johnstone

  • Mondays to Thursdays from 8.45am to 4.45pm
  • Fridays from 8.45am to 3.55pm

Customer Service Centre, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley

  • Mondays to Thursdays from 8.45am to 4.45pm
  • Fridays from 8.45am to 3.55pm

Renfrew Health Centre, 10 Ferry Road, Renfrew

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8.45am to 11am

You can also make an appointment by calling 0300 300 1238.

Advice Renfrewshire

A one-stop-shop website that links you to the appropriate organisation to help with your concern.

Freephone helpline - 0808 164 2922

Renfrewshire Citizen's Advice Bureau 

A local, independent charity that provides free, impartial and confidential advice and information to give you the tools you need to sort out any issues or problems.

Call 0141 889 2121.

My Credit Union Renfrewshire

A one-stop-shop for Gleniffer, Johnstone, Renfrewshire-Wide, Scotwest, and White Cart credit unions. My Credit Union Renfrewshire can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about joining a credit union and to signpost you to one that suits your needs.


Important advice

Don't opt for high-cost or pay-day loans as you will end up paying more in the long run. 

Get help from an impartial adviser before you sign-off on a loan.


Published on Thursday 2 January 2020

Pictured: Kevin Campbell, Income Adviser at Advice Works, Johnstone