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Improving connections with and for people over 60 and their carers



Tel:  0141 271 2320 | Email:

  • Download, print, display and distribute our leaflet  – for older people and people who care for older people
  • Find out about becoming a Buddy Volunteer

Community Connectors is a free and confidential service, connecting older people and their carers to local services, facilities and activities, and providing them with tailored and informed support:

Signposting & referring: promoting better access to clearer information on local services, groups, clubs and activities.

One-to-one person-centred service: supporting older people and their carers to identify and address barriers to living well and support to navigate systems.

Support and advocacy services: brokering a range of services to promote independence and pathways to participation in services, e.g. community transport and income maximisation.

Buddy support: providing support to accompany older people and/or their carers to introduce new activities or services if required.
We are now recruiting for Community Connectors Buddy Volunteers!

Volunteering opportunities: recognising older people and their carers as valued assets and helping match people into appropriate volunteering opportunities.

Download, print and display our leaflet:
Community Connectors Leaflet


Tel:  0141 271 2320 



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Funded by Glasgow’s Integrated Care Fund

The service reflects that many different types of support are required to help older people, and their carers, live healthy, fulfilling and independent lives, both in a preventative sense and following periods of ill health.

We recognise that some people will only require information or signposting, whereas others will need more in-depth support. Good conversations will be at the heart of our approach.

The Community Connector Practitioners work to outcome planning processes and will adopt an asset based approach. We focus on peoples’ knowledge, skills and personal resources and that of their family and local communities, giving value to the lived experience of older people in our communities.


The programme aims to foster stronger links between third sector organisations and statutory agencies, improving connections and developing pathways at a local level.


Please check the eligibility criteria below.

To refer someone to the service please use this Referral Form.  The project will provide feedback to referrers on service outcomes.

You can refer yourself to the service by using this Self Referral Form or by contacting us by email or by phone: 0141 271 2320


This is a free service available to anyone over 60 and / or their carers within the reach of our host housing associations: Shettleston Housing Association, Queen’s Cross Housing Association, Southside Housing Association

We are able to work with people in these areas regardless of housing tenure / status.

Our service is currently available to people living in the following areas:

North West: G3, parts of G4, G12, G20 parts of G21, G22 & G23
North East: G31 & G32
South: G41, G42, G43, G51 & G52.


Tel:  0141 271 2320


North East Base | Shettleston HA
Mhairi Ross
Tel: 0141 345 2217 Mobile: 07811757300
Admin & Client Liaison Officer
Tel. 0141 345 2216

North West Base | Queens Cross Housing Association
Katherine Nicol
Tel: 0141 589 7364 Mobile: 07811757275
Admin & Client Liaison Officer
Colin Vincent
Tel: 0141 589 7365

South Base | Southside Housing Association
Emma Hodge
Tel: 0141 422 2349 Mobile: 07811757287
Admin & Client Liaison Officer
Susan Clark
Tel: 0141 422 2343

Central Enquiries Team |  Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
Community Connectors Programme Manager
Gillian McCamley
Programme Coordinator
Fiona Mowat
Volunteer Coordinator
Jane Monan
Information & Social Media Officer
Kate Henderson

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