The manager of Drumchapel CAB, speaking as the bureau reached its 50th anniversary, says it is "depressing" to see how little things have changed.
Hugh O'Neill said: "The sorts of problems we see have really been quite consistent over the period. Lots of housing problems and people on low incomes.
"Indeed one of the more depressing things is how little some things have changed.
"In 1963 we saw a lot of people who were in real poverty, and thanks to the welfare reforms like the Bedroom Tax we are seeing the same thing today."
The bureau was set up in 1963 to provide advice to people in the new housing estates of Drumchapel. At that time it was staffed entirely by volunteers and was only open for two and a half days a week. Within five years, it was operating full-time and some evenings too, with workers also doing home visits.
But Hugh said that aside from the serious issues there have been lighter moments when staff and volunteers were presented with strange requests for help.
They include the man who got in touch to say he had lost his false teeth, the lady who wanted to know where to buy a goldfish, a tenant who objected to the smell of his neighbour and a man inquiring about the law surrounding shooting of magpies.
Hugh added: "These cases might have been unusual but we offered what help we could to all of them and we are proud of the fact that we never turn anyone away. Our advice is free, confidential and impartial and we exist to help anyone who needs our advice and support. That was the case in 1963 and it's still the case today."