Category Archives: Welfare

Sponsor Andy for UNISON’s Welfare Fund

Stirling Branch’s Andy Douglas will be heading to the Pyrenees as part of a group of 16 with three from Scotland to raise money for UNISON’s ‘There For You’ charity. They will be covering 40km in three days in May 2017. You can sponsor Andy on this form. Andy reports: “The registration fee is £295 and we are […]

Scottish Welfare Newsletter August 2016

– New Lanark Family Fun Day 28 August – Fundraising 2015-2016 Our fundraising last year saw our committee make a donation of £7,363.75 to UNISON – Croyde Bay and the Scottish Seminar – Introducing The Scottish Welfare Fund – there for our members – Working with Foodbanks and ‘there for you’ – Our achievements, statistics, success stories […]

There For You (UNISON Welfare)

Members experiencing financial and emotional difficulties can contact our welfare charity, There for You, which provides a confidential advice and support service for members and their dependants. Contact us via your branch welfare officer or branch secretary. You can also be put in touch with the Scottish Welfare Committee by phoning 0845 355 0845. See […]

School uniform grants

Families on low incomes can struggle to make ends meet, especially just before the start of the new school year. UNISON’s scheme helps members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms. The 2016 school uniform grant is now available. You can find an application form at this link on the UNISON UK […]

Scottish Welfare Newsletter August 2015

– Branch Officer training weekend report – Charity Challenge 2015 – New Lanark family fun day fundraising – UNISON Scotland Seminar in November 2014 – Current issues and membership recruitment via ‘there for you’ – Photo gallery from events during 2015 and much more… click here for a pdf Welfare Home

A celebration of 2015

Slides celebrating There For You achievements in 2015. In a time of increasing financial pressure and change, every working day we helped improve the lives of members through • Advice and personal support • Quality of life grants • One-off grants to help with unanticipated and unaffordable expenses • Help in securing state benefits and […]