COVID-19 Advisory:

Business operations may be effected

Due to precautionary measures, GL Communities Hubs are part of the community response to COVID-19 in Gloucestershire.

Our phone lines are open 9am-3.00pm Monday to Friday.

We offer information and help with benefits, money advice, access to the Gloucester Food Bank, free food, access to a hardship fund, support and access to training and education for those who are long term unemployed and support to those in the community who are lonely and isolated.

You can contact us on:  01452 505544, or use our Chat live facility on our website.

If you would like to help support this vital work, please donate to GL Communities.

We continue to still provide services.

Despite having to close its offices due to Covid-19, we continue to provide many of its services, albeit in some cases via email and phone.

We are renown for providing support to many of the most vulnerable in the community. 

Money Advice Service

The money advice line is busy providing help to people who are in financial difficulties and may need information or help with the benefits currently available.  They are unable to provide face to face contact at present due to social distancing, but instead offer online and phone contact via the following: 

Online Webchat


Telephone: 01452 505544 between 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday-Friday

Employment and Training Support (GEM Gloucester)

We are part of the GEM project which seeks to provide opportunities for those furthest from the job market to upgrade their skills and build their confidence.

The GEM project is continuing to provide services and is developing a wide range of online opportunities.

If you would like any more information on this contact or sign up for their newsletter:

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Community Development and Support

We also offer services via its workers on the ground including the Loop Project, Time to Shine Leader and Gateway. These staff are busy delivering food, prescriptions, activities for children and making referrals where needed, also developing a network of street reps.  Staff work in the Matson, Robinswood, White City areas in Gloucester and in Stonehouse Stroud.  We are also supporting staff in the Podsmead Big Local who are covering Podsmead with similar services.  

They can be reached for the following areas on: 

Matson and Robinswood:
Sandy: 07907867244
Sam: 07950231824 

White City: Caroline  

For assistance in Podsmead please call Les on: 07545966362 

If you can’t get through leave a message and they will get back to you. 

The Period Poverty Campaign is continuing as is the Free Food drop off points in Gloucester.  If you would like more information on either of these please contact Sandy on: 07907867244