New Support Services

October service update

This page is updated monthly with information about the Wise Group’s current support services across Scotland and how you can make a referral. All our services are available free of charge.

We welcome new referrals from our partners who are working in the community with people struggling with issues including mental health, unemployment and fuel poverty.

For further information or if you have any questions you can also reach us at buildingbridges@thewisegroup.co.uk and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Services to help people manage their energy costs

Home Energy Scotland

Home Energy Scotland is a free, impartial advice service to help householders, communities & businesses across Scotland to create warmer homes, reduce fuel bills and help tackle climate change.

Current Opportunities: Get Ready for Winter: Advisors can check eligibility for discounts from energy suppliers & funding and grants available for new boilers, insulation & heating systems. Support for employers includes free online energy saving workshops.

To make a referral call freephone 0808 808 2282 

Or send us an email

Home Energy Advice Team

Our Home Energy Advice Team provide one to one energy advice & advocacy support for people worrying about their energy bills or struggling to stay warm at home, including the more vulnerable.

Current opportunities: Current opportunities: As the weather gets colder we don’t want anyone living in cold, dark homes, fearing the cost of turning the heating on or switching on the lights. Our team can check if customers are eligible for a Warm Home Discount grant of up to £140 toward electricity costs.

To make a referral call freephone 0800 092 9002

Or send us an email

Services for people looking to get back into work

Fair Start Scotland

Fair Start Scotland offers job seekers dedicated support with writing CVs, applications and covering letters, preparing for interviews and helping people get ready for moving into, or back into, work.

Current opportunities:  Connecting people with local employers and their vacancies, helping job seekers to navigate online job search and find suitable roles and opportunities across the West of Scotland.

To make a referral call 0300 303 3381 

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Online Construction Training

A career in construction can open many doors & we can help people get started through our online construction training.

Current opportunities: Two day Health and Safety training, an essential requirement of all CSCS Card applications, is available online through Microsoft Teams. Open to all, with ITA (Individual Training Account) funding available to those eligible.

To make a referral call 0800 731 9997 

Or send us an email 

Barclays LifeSkills

Empowering people from East Ayrshire, aged 25 and upwards, to develop the necessary skills to take control of their finances and employment prospects, whether they are in work or not.

Current opportunities: LifeSkills, created by Barclays, offers learners a number of free, easy-to-use, flexible modules which will motivate and encourage them to reach their full potential. Each Friday we will host three 90 minute online learning sessions covering topics relating to financial skills (managing a budget, saving money, making the most of your income) and employment skills (writing a CV, job searching, finding better employment, doing well at work).

To make a referral call 0800 027 3311

or send us an email