Info and Advice 

for EU Citizens

Mira Waligora


07497 177103

Mon & Thurs: 9am-12pm

Jurate Piepolyte


07557 362149

Thurs: 9.30am-4.30pm

Hate Crime and


(Advice and Advocacy)

Ben Williams


07497 187992

Mon & Thurs: 9am-1pm

IT Training

Mohit Lakhanpal


07309 408085

Tues-Fri: 3.30pm-5pm

Employability and

Advocacy Services

Anana Kayani


07497 332517

Tues-Fri: 9.30am-4pm

Food Boxes

Liz Shearer


07763 059812

Mon-Fri: 1pm-4pm

Energy Advice

(One-to-One Support, Tarrif Review)

Mona Awan


07497 309635

Mon-Fri: 1pm-4pm

Health and

Wellbeing Support

Manal Eshelli


07497 188236

Mon: 2pm-4pm

Wed: 9am-1pm

General Enquiries


0141 337 6626

Mon-Fri: 9.30am-5pm



Roots Scotland is continuing to link up with communities and connect them with relevant organisations to access support at this time. In place of our usual face-to-face ‘Meet the Funder’ sessions we are now coordinating online engagement opportunities between community groups and key organisations from the heritage sector. More
information on our next session is included below.


Would you like to get involved in online activities for this year’s Doors Open Days festival in September? Are you looking for some funding or other support to deliver your activities or to make connections in heritage, museums, or archives?

We have 4 spaces available for our online ‘Meet the Funders’ session with Scottish Civic Trust on Thursday 18th June between 2pm and 4pm via Zoom.

For more information, or to book now, please contact Aneel via abhopal@wsrec.co.uk.

In the meantime, for any further general support or advice in relation to the heritage sector, please do not hesitate to contact us. Keep in touch with what we are doing via social media and check out our Roots Scotland Newsletter for more information in relation to response to the Covid-19 crisis from the heritage sector and beyond – https://www.facebook.com/rootsscotland


Roots Scotland May 2020 Newsletter.pdf

Cook Grow Sew – Branching Out is WSREC environmental projects supporting minority ethnic communities across Glasgow, Renfrewshire, and East Dunbartonshire to reduce their carbon emissions and increase climate awareness. The project will facilitate discussion about climate change by offering one to one support, workshops, and events on Energy, Food and Waste, encouraging young people and volunteers to start their climate change journey.

Through COVID-19 Cook Grow Sew will support communities with Energy Advice issues related to top up, energy debt, and tariff review. We are also able to provide support with virtual home visits for issues relating to temperature/heating/boiler settings.

For One to One to Support contact Mona Awan via 07497 309635 / mawan@wsrec.co.uk

Keep up to date with Cook Grow Sew via the following channels:

We are continuing to provide advice and advocacy in hate crime and discrimination cases. This includes a third party reporting helpline for anyone who would prefer to report a hate crime through WSREC rather than reporting directly to the police.

For assistance or further information, please email advice@wsrec.co.uk or phone 07497 187992 on Mondays or Thursdays.

Free online training sessions

We are currently providing free online training sessions on:

  • Equality: Mainstreaming anti-sectarianism (for any organisation)

  • Equality in the workplace (for private sector companies)

All training will be adapted to the specific needs of your organisation. Both of these options include the opportunity for additional one-to-one advice for organisations on these topics. To discuss the options further, please email advice@wsrec.co.uk or phone 07497 187992.

Post lockdown, the Shine Bright project was unable to deliver workshops and meet members face to face therefore, we are now delivering our services through other methods:

We are using Zoom platform to deliver the fortnightly workshops and have successfully delivered 3 workshops so far.  The next Zoom workshop will be on 17th June 2020 at 11:30am.  Please join us for a chat on good oral hygiene practice. Please email  Rabeea on rqureshi@wsrec.co.uk  to ask for a link or you can send an SMS to Manal on 07497188236.

We have successfully created a Youtube channel that features fun videos on how to practice good oral hygiene and also features healthy sugar free recipes.  Please like and subscribe to our channel.  The link to our channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChXfoHLw6qdSt0u1EzWn91A

We have stayed in touch with service users by posting regularly on Facebook.  Please like and follow our page on https://www.facebook.com/shinebright.wsrec/

We have created WhatsApp and Viber groups to stay in touch and connect with members. We discuss oral and general health topics.  Please SMS Manal on 07497188236.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support.  Please use these platforms to connect with us.

Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
Floss teeth at least once a day
Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend
Cut down on the frequency of sugary foods and drinks

Due to the Corona Virus epidemic, we are now offering FREE remote support and training on using the internet, for people living within and around Glasgow. Thanks to our funders.

If you need some support on using your tablet, smartphone, laptop, online shopping or need help with video calling. Then please call our amazing Mohit on his work number, which is 07309408085.

He is available Monday to Friday, between 1pm and 5pm.