Advisory Services

Adoption UK in Scotland

0131 202 3670

Adoption UK in Scotland operates from our office base in Edinburgh, providing information, support and advice to those parenting children who are no longer able to live with their birth families, across Scotland. Our services are provided through our helpline, online support systems, training workshops and support groups.

Advocacy Western Isles

01851 701755

Independent Advocacy is about making sure your views and opinions are valued and respected and that you are treated as an individual and a valued member of society. 

Advocacy Western Isles provides a confidential service at no cost to you. 

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.

Alateen

0800 0086 811

Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon. We believe alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone in the family. Alateen meetings are for 12-17 year olds. They meet to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives. They help and support each other.

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. 

Benefits Section - Comhairle nan Eilean Siar 

01851 822642

Benefits and grants - housing and council tax reduction. 

Bipolar Scotland

0141 560 2050

Scotland's Charity for People Living with Bipolar.

Blue Badges

01851 822708

The Blue Badge scheme operates throughout the UK and is administered by local authorities who process applications and issue badges. 

The scheme is designed to enable people with severe mobility issues or who pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to travel independently – as either a passenger or driver - by allowing them to park close to their destination. 

The scheme gives concessions to badge holders when they park on-street. Badge holders may benefit from designated parking bays and other concessions when they park in off-street parking areas but this is not subject to the conditions of the scheme. 

Brook

www.brook.org.uk

Brook operates a number of sexual health and wellbeing services across the UK. 

Brook is committed to supporting young people and the majority of services are for people under 25. However, in December 2019 we began running all-age sexual health services in parts of the country. We also provide outreach and education services for young people and training for professionals across the UK. 

You can also explore our clinical services, along with those provided by other organisations, on our Find A Service tool. 

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.

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.

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. 

Cothrom 

Uist:  01878 700910     Barra:  01871 810779 

​Cothrom Ltd is a Community Learning and Development Organisation based at Ormiclate on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.  It serves a population of approx. 6,000 spread across 9 islands that stretch for 80 miles from Berneray to Vatersay.  Cothrom has a small satellite learning centre on Barra. 

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.

Crossreach - Dochas and Lewis Street Project

01851 704910

At Dochas, we offer practical support, advocacy and advice to those aged over 16 living on the Isles of Lewis and Harris. 

If you’ve experienced homelessness, Lewis Street Project offers fully furnished and equipped move-on accommodation.

CyberSafe Scotland

Contact Form

We are experts in online child protection. We work with schools, parents and local authorities to protect children in Scotland and around the world from online exploitation and abuse. 

Disability Information Scotland

0300 323 9961

We provide reliable, accurate and accessible information for people living with disability in Scotland. Our small and friendly team listen, understand and find the answers to individual queries on a whole range of topics from Blue Badges to Personal Independence Payments.