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Glasgow Mutual Aid[edit]

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Glasgow Mutual Aid is a group of volunteers supporting individuals and organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. We focus on providing resources and connecting people to willing volunteers and those in need. Volunteers can help by:

  • Picking up groceries
  • Obtaining resources
  • Food preparation
  • Pet care (e.g. dog walking)
  • Poster distribution
  • Health advice / check in
  • Emotional support / advice
  • Childcare/babysitting
  • Setting up a group in your local area

If you think you can help with any of these then please use the link here.

If you would like to support the organisation of Glasgow Mutual Aid group activities, please view the Working Groups and join any of interest.

PLEASE NOTE: Glasgow Mutual Aid is run entirely by volunteers and not medical professionals. We’re all community members and groups wanting to support the most vulnerable with errands, information distribution and emotional comfort. For up to date medical advice you should continue to check the NHS Website [[1]] for further announcements.

PRIORITISE SAFETY: Community care is about preventing the spread of Covid-19 and providing support for the most vulnerable. Before engaging in mutual aid, please familiarise yourself with Queercare’s guidelines on how to support others without spreading the infection. Those who are self isolating can get involved in online or phone based organising.

A WORK-IN-PROGRESS: We’re developing resources over the coming days to support groups and individuals in the Glasgow area - please bear with us!.

Volunteering[edit]

Anyone is welcome to volunteer - even if you are in self-isolation you can help! The application form and general information for those interested in becoming volunteers can be found here [[2]] You can either volunteer as an area volunteer to help people in your area with grocery shopping, prescription pick-ups etc. or you can join us in our working groups that are organising the back-end of things or as a phone handler who handles requests that come through the phone.

Working Groups[edit]

One of the main ways we will be organising is through the use of Working Groups, which are smaller groups with specific organising purposes e.g to figure out how we will obtain food and medicine. These Working Groups are organised through Slack. If you want to get involved with the organisational backside of things, please email us at glasgowmutualaid@protonmail.com.

Regional Groups[edit]

If you want to become an area volunteer, please use the link above under the green symbol "Want to help". You will then be added to the corresponding WhatsApp group. Please feel also free to get in touch/post with links to other regional groups within Glasgow and the Greater Glasgow area:

Group Name Description Link
West End A space to offer and request support if you're self-isolating in the West End of Glasgow. https://www.facebook.com/groups/194603845176515/
Southside Bringing people together to help and support one another through self-isolation or quarantine throughout the southside of Glasgow. https://www.facebook.com/groups/135107601261625
East End A group for people in Glasgow's East End to support each other in times of covid. If you can offer help or need help due to covid or self-isolation, this group is for you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/649788075775645/
Maryhill and Cadder A group to assist those in need during the Covid-19 outbreak. If you're self-isolating or just avoiding going out, get in touch and we will arrange help in getting shopping, medicines and other items to you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2681234405444177/
North West A group to help those in the Glasgow North West constituency during the Covid-19 outbreak. https://www.facebook.com/groups/589059558353129/
North East A group to help those in Glasgow North East during Covid19 outbreak. https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowNorthEastCOVID19Support/
Govan A group to help those in the Glasgow North West constituency during the Covid-19 outbreak. https://www.facebook.com/groups/640035203496710/
Whiteinch & Scotstoun Ordinary people, concerned members of Whiteinch community trying to help each other. https://www.facebook.com/groups/825094211300114/
Bowling This group is for anyone in Bowling or nearby area to request assistance with errands, medicine collection, check-ins or similar, during the isolation period related to the COVID-19 outbreak. https://www.facebook.com/groups/253075395853505/
Lenzie/Kirkintilloch This is a local page for Lenzie/Kirkintilloch area residents looking to help each other out during the Covid-19/Coronavirus outbreak. https://www.facebook.com/groups/714398139336989/

Additional Resources[edit]

Please any add any resources you may think be helpful at this time. Glasgow Mutual Aid Group is not affiliated with any of these associations.

General Aid[edit]

COVID MUTUAL AID - https://covidmutualaid.org/

SCOTTISH MUTUAL AID - https://www.facebook.com/groups/542029259769974/

Freedomnews links to other UK Mutual Aid Groups - https://freedomnews.org.uk/covid-19-uk-mutual-aid-groups-a-list/

Queercare Principles & Assumptions for Doing Support Work in COVOD-19 Pandemic - https://queercare.network/our-work/resources/covid-19/disinfecting-things-protocol/

General Support[edit]

https://www.livingrent.org/

Student Support[edit]

http://www.writingonreels.uk/covid-19-resources.html

Vulnerable and Elderly Support[edit]

https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowFoodTrain/

Contact[edit]

to offer or request support please use the links at the top of the page

email: glasgowmutualaid@protonmail.com

telephone (please only use if you have no internet access): (+44) 0141 280 7025

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/glasgowmutualaid/