Carers

Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and advice about mental health.
Although the information was originally collected for use within the Linlithgow community we hope the list could be useful to others.

For further information on any of the organisations - just follow the website link/s or where there are no website links available email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abbeyfield Scotland

Retirement housing, for the elderly providing independence, companionship, security and community inclusion.

Alzheimer Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers including personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.

British Red Cross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes. Such as hiring a wheelchair, support in your home and help if you're a refugee.

Carers of West Lothian 

Information, advice and support for all unpaid carers and people with disabilities.

Carers Scotland 

Provide advice, information and support to carers in Scotland. Part of Carers UK.

Carers Trust  

Provide support, information, advice and services for people caring at home for a family member or friend. Help carers to access local services, to making their views heard by opinion formers and professionals, to connect with everyone and everything that can make a difference to their lives. (The Carers Trust is a merger of Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers 

Challenger Children's FundThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Grants to children under the age of 18 with a physical disability, resident in Scotland. For clothing, holidays, etc.

Coalition of Carers in ScotlandThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Coalition of carers in Scotland is an information network designed for carers, carer groups and organisations, and for people working with carers.

Community Laundry ServiceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Service providing laundering and delivery of sheets to people with medical conditions who are living at home and who require help. For more information e-mail us at the Help Centre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coram Family and Childcare

Work to make the UK a better place for families, focusing on childcare and the early years to make a difference to families’ lives now and in the long term.

CrossReach

Social care and support service by the Church of Scotland. Available to all people in Scotland.

Crossroads Caring Scotland 

Provides support for carers and their families to give carers a break from caring. 

Dementia Helpline Scotland 

The 24 hour Dementia Helpline is a freephone Scottish service providing information, signposting and emotional support to people with the illness, their families, friends and professionals.

Down's Syndrome Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life for everyone with Down's syndrome in Scotland.

Eczema Outreach Support (EOS) 

Eczema Outreach Support offers supports for families of children & young people affected by eczema in the UK. 

Family Fund 

Independent grant-giving organisation helping low-income families caring for a severely disabled child.


Health and Care Professions Council (hcpc)

Health and Care Professions Council keeps a register of health and care professionals. Is the regulator of the social work profession and social work education in England. They protect the public by requiring high standards of education, conduct and practice of all social workers. Email available through website.

Linlithgow Link 

Provide support through social and community activity to those who are isolated by illness, age, or infirmity. E.g. volunteers supply car service to hospitals, befriend housebound people and young mothers, provide social activities for the frail elderly and assisting in running the local monthly Caring Café for those affected by Dementia.

NHS (National Health Service)

Provides information about health and well being, health services, support and social services provided by the National Health Service for the general public in England. 

NHS guide to social care and support 

Information, advice and where to get support for anyone who needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability carers operated by the NHS. It includes: introduction to care and support; help from social services and charities; care services, equipment and care homes; money work and benefits, care after a hospital stay; support and benefits for carers; guidance for young carers; power of attorney.

Parenting across Scotland: information and support for families in Scotland

Aims to support families in Scotland in bringing up their children. Provides information and support for parents and practitioners, carrying out research and influencing policymakers.

Scottish Autism

Helps those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in. Former name Scottish Society for Autism. Email available through website.

Support in Mind Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Information, advice and support for those affected people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters. Support in Mind Scotland - new operational name for National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

United Christian Broadcasting (UCB) Prayerline 

Telephone team that will pray with you and for you. or you can submit your prayer request by filling in an online form. 

VOCAL - support for carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian 

VOCAL supports and empowers unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian through individual support, information, training and access to services.

Young Carers BranchThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organisation for young carers and their needs - part of Carers of West Lothian.