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.
We work closely with voluntary adoption agencies and local authorities across Scotland. If you are based in Scotland and are interested in adopting a child please contact us for information and advice about the routes to adoption in your area.
For an overview of the adoption process please download our factsheet.
Adoption UK Gf2 Rooms 3 & 4 Great Michael House 14 Links Place Edinburgh EH6 7EZ
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 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.
Our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline provides information, signposting and emotional support to people with the illness, their families, friends and professionals.
Since 1989, our Helpline has supported thousands of people with dementia, their partners, family and friends. The Helpline is staffed by trained volunteers supported by staff at Alzheimer Scotland. Many of the volunteers have had personal or professional experience of caring for people with dementia. Volunteers on the Helpline can provide information right away if you have any questions or concerns, as well as send out free information to carers, family members or people with dementia. The Helpline can offer information with any of the following topics, and more:
Understanding the illness
How to get help locally
Financial and legal matters
Rights and entitlements
Coping with behaviour
Anything else to do with dementia
Helpline volunteers also have a panel of expert advisers who can help answer more complex enquiries. The 24 hour Dementia Helpline is confidential, and you don't have to give your name if you would prefer not to.
160 Dundee Street Edinburgh EH11 1DQ
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.