SERVICES – ADVICE & INFORMATION

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If you are worried about a problem with your property, are looking for a reliable contractor or just need some technical advice please call us.
 
We have technically qualified staff available to discuss your problem, which can often result in re-assurance that it is not as bad as it seems, and that help is available.
 
We can also refer you to other organisations who may be able to help with issues such as funding, social isolation, security or bogus callers.  We work closely with our colleagues in the Local Authorities e.g. Housing, Social Work, Trading Standards, Environmental Health and other organisations such as Police Scotland and Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.
 
CONTRACTORS
If the work you require cannot be carried out by our in-house services, we can refer you to reputable contractors who can help.  We maintain our own small list of approved contractors for works such as roofing, roughcasting, damp-proofing & timber preservation, metal fabrication (e.g. handrails), plumbing, heating and electrical. 
 
Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils have their own Trusted Trader schemes and their members have been vetted by Trading Standards.  Feedback and comments from previous customers are available to view.  Please visit the Trusted Trader schemes using the following links:-
 
Renfrewshire:             https://www.trustedtrader.scot/Renfrewshire
 
 
Inverclyde:                 https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/business-and-trade/trusted-trader
 
PRESENTATIONS
If you are a member of a Seniors Forum, Lunch Club or Support Group we are happy to come along and talk about our services, speak to your members on a one to one basis and provide leaflets and other literature.
 
EVENTS
If you are arranging a community event we will be happy to come along to man a stall and hand out information and promotional items to the public.