Adult Support & Protection

Adult Support and Protection - CNES

01851 822708

The Adult support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 provides ways to offer support and protection to certain adults who may be at risk of harm or neglect. 

Age Scotland

0800 12 44 222 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm)

Our helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland.

Our skilled advisers provide information and advice on a range of topics. We also provide friendship for when you just need a friendly chat.

Alzheimer Scotland

0808 808 3000

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centre 

01851 702123

The local DRC aims to support people with dementia, their families, relatives and friends at any stage of the illness. 

Apex Scotland (Highland)

01463 717033

Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer. In all that we do, we make best use of our resources to bring lasting value to individuals and society. 

Attend Anywhere (Care Homes)

www.cne-siar.gov.uk/attend-anywhere


Use Near Me/Attend Anywhere to talk to your family and friends in care homes across the Isles. To use this service, you need a computer or mobile device connected to the internet and be using Google Chrome or Safari as your web browser. Non-mobile users will also need a web camera and a headset or speakers. 

Autism Eileanan Siar

07444 425 322

Autism Eileanan Siar is a local parent-led charity set up to support anyone living in the Western Isles who is affected by autism or additional support needs. 

Befriending Lewis

01851 702632 

Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. For people who become isolated because of ill health, disability or social disadvantage, being matched with a Befriender often fills a big gap. Befriending offers supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated. (Befriending Networks UK) 

Bethesda Care Home and Hospice

01851 706222

Bethesda has 21 en-suite rooms within the Care Home, 9 respite beds and 4 hospice beds.  Further information, and a brochure can be obtained from the Manager of the Care Home.  The Free Church of Scotland’s Lewis Presbytery set up the non-denominational Bethesda Nursing Home Trust. 

Blar Buidhe Care Home

01851 706067

Blar Buidhe has 38 en-suite rooms, 2 shared and 36 single.  It is owned by HC-One.  Further information, and a brochure can be obtained from the Manager of the Care Home. 

Caraidean Uibhist

01870 603233

Caraidean aims to provide support and enrichment to anyone that finds themselves isolated or lonely for whatever reason. The benefits of regular social interaction cannot be over stated and we are looking to recruit community members to help bring the laughter and joy back to people who need it. 

Care Inspectorate

0345 600 9527

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body which supports improvement. That means we look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. Where we find that improvement is needed, we support services to make positive changes. 

Our vision is that everyone experiences safe, high-quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices. 

Carers UK

0808 808 7777

Our mission is to make life better for carers throughout the UK. We provide information and advice on caring, help carers connect with each other, campaign with carers for lasting change, and use innovation to improve services.

Claddach Kirkibost

01876 580390

A unique community-run project which provides a range of services for the benefit both of the local community and our many visitors. These include a nursery, a popular and well-regarded café, a gift shop, food production and sales under the Hebridean Kitchen brand, internet access and meeting facilities, as well as a full programme of walks and talks and much more. 

Cobhair Bharraigh 

01871 810906

Provide respite for carers and day care to people with dementia, the frail and elderly. 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar - Council Offices

Online Contact Form:  CNES Contact Form

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) is the local authority for Na h-Eileanan an Iar council area of Scotland.

Community Care   

01851 822708 or (out of hours) 01851 701702

Community Care Services are available to frail older people, people with dementia, physical disabilities, mental health problems, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, children with disabilities or a disabling illness and people who are terminally ill.

Corra Foundation

0131 444 4020

Working to strengthen and amplify people’s voices and their power to make change. 

Since 1985 Corra Foundation has distributed almost £193 million and made nearly 24,000 grants to charities, helping to improve the lives of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage all across Scotland and in countries around the world.

Cost of Living Support Scotland

Website offering advice from the Scottish Government on energy and bills; benefits and income; children and families; debt and money; health and wellbeing; and older or disabled people. 

Crimestoppers

0800 555111

We're here to help you tackle crime in your community - by phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. We're an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously.