Anchor for Families

Who Else Can Help?


One of the Anchor Team can help support you to access these, if that's helpful.

Support with Household Finances

For benefits advice and debt support: Shetland Citizens Advice Bureau

Free School Meals/Clothing Grants 

Crisis Grants to cover the cost of an emergency

Scottish Child Payment, Best Start Grants and Best Start Foods can all help you and your family

There may be other benefits you're entitled to from Scottish Security Scotland

Support with Emergency Food Needs

Shetland Food Bank

Anchor Project food parcels through Shetland Food Bank (request needs to be made monthly when required)

Support with Fuel Bills

There are a number of services who can help you access the Fuel Bank - if you have a support worker they can help you apply for this support. 

If you don’t have a support worker, Shetland CAB will advise and help you apply.

Energy Information and Advice

For initial support: Shetland Citizens Advice Bureau

Information and advice on energy efficiency grant and loan schemes: Shetland Islands Council Energy Efficiency

Warm Homes Discount Scheme 

Impartial energy efficiency advice to help save on bills and stay warm at home: Home Energy Scotland Free

Support to Move into Work or Improve Work Prospects

Shetland's Employability Pathway supports people aged between 16 to retirement age to tackle barriers to employment, further education or volunteering opportunities

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Local 1-1 support for mental health and wellbeing: Mind Your Head

Confidential phoneline for anyone feeling low, anxious or depressed: Breathing Space