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

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 CrossThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As well as Refugee Services there is support in the UK. In various local areas this may include Care in the Home, hire of wheelchairs , help with transport and home support for people aged 16-64 who have a physical disability.

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

Information, advice and support for carers operated by the NHS. It includes a guide to caring: financial and legal advice, guidance for young carers; work and study information; finding local support groups and services; advice on keeping healthy.

Carers of West LothianThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A carer lead organisation campaigning for carers and their needs. Many useful health and care links. Well laid out fact sheets.

Carers Scotland: the voice of carers 

Support people who care for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. Part of Carers UK.

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

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..

Contact a FamilyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UK-wide charity provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

CrossReachThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

Crossroads Caring Scotland 

An attendant service which aims to give carers a break from caring. Email available through website.

Dementia Helpline Scotland 

The 24 hour Dementia Helpline is a freephone Scottish service for people with dementia, carers, relatives, professionals, students and anyone concerned about dementia.

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

Eczema Outreach (Scotland) supports children & young people with eczema and their families in Scotland. Based in Linlithgow (West Lothian).

Family FundThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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 LinkThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Volunteers supply car service to hospitals, befriend housebound people and young mothers, provide social activities for the frail elderly.

Marie Curie - care and support through terminal illness 

Offer expert care, guidance and support to help people living with any terminal illness, and their families. 

NHS Choices

Provides health information for the needs of the general public in England.  Run by the National Health Service.

Parenting across Scotland: information and support for families in ScotlandThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides information for parents, carers and families in Scotland.

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.

Scottish Kinship Care Alliance 

national network of Kinship Care groups across Scotland. A grassroots organisation run by Kinship Carers, formed to campaign for basic rights and justice for the vulnerable children in their care. 

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) PrayerlineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone and email contact that will pray with you / for you to bring God into the equation of your life.

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.