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Carers

Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and support for/about carers and caring.
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 info@helpcentre.org.uk.

Abbeyfield ScotlandYou can e-mail this person info@abbeyfield-scotland.com 
Retirement housing, for the elderly providing independence, companionship, security and community inclusion.
Alzheimer ScotlandYou can e-mail this person info@alzscot.org 
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 CrossYou can e-mail this person information@redcross.org.uk 
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 DirectYou can e-mail this person CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk 
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 LothianYou can e-mail this person office@carers-westlothian.com 
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.
Challenger Children's FundYou can e-mail this person Wendy.dunn@ecas-edinburgh.org 
Grants to children under the age of 18 with a physical disability, resident in Scotland. For clothing, holidays, etc.
Coalition of Carers in ScotlandYou can e-mail this person coalition@carersnet.org 
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 ServiceYou can e-mail this person info@helpcentre.org.uk 
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 info@helpcentre.org.uk.
Contact a FamilyYou can e-mail this person info@cafamily.org.uk 
UK-wide charity provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.
CrossReachYou can e-mail this person info@crossreach.org.uk 
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 ScotlandYou can e-mail this person alzheimer@alzscot.org 
The 24hr Dementia Helpline, is a Scottish service for people with dementia, carers, relatives and anyone concerned.
Down's Syndrome ScotlandYou can e-mail this person info@dsscotland.org.uk 
Membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life for everyone with Down's syndrome in Scotland.
Eczema Outreach ScotlandYou can e-mail this person info@eczemaoutreachscotland.org.uk 
Eczema Outreach (Scotland ) is for people affected by eczema in Scotland. Based in Linlithgow (West Lothian), it specialises in supporting children & young people with eczema and their family. Membership is completely free.
Every eight hours 
Provides information about spina cord injury and people's stories.
Family FundYou can e-mail this person info@familyfund.org.uk 
Independent grant-giving organisation helping low-income families caring for a severely disabled child.
Find Me Good Care 
Help people find care and support to suit their needs and lifestyle. It has information and guidance on how to choose and pay for care, home and residential care providers, legal issues,support in your own home and what to do if things go wrong. Develped and created by The Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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 LinkYou can e-mail this person co-ordinator@linlithgowlink.org.uk 
Volunteers supply car service to hospitals, befriend housebound people and young mothers, provide social activities for the frail elderly.
Marie Curie Cancer Care 
Provide care to terminally ill patients at home, in the community and in hospices along with support for their families.Email available through website.
NHS Choices 
Run by the National Health Service to meet health information needs of the general public in England.
Parenting across Scotland: information and support for families in ScotlandYou can e-mail this person pas@children1st.org.uk 
Provides information for parents, carers and families in Scotland.
Princess Royal Trust for CarersYou can e-mail this person infoscotland@carers.org 
The Trust exists to make it easier for carers to cope by providing information, support and practical help to carers. Alternate e-mail info@carers.org
Scottish Autism 
Helps those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in. Foremer name Scottish Society for Autism. Email available through website.
Support in Mind ScotlandYou can e-mail this person info@supportinmindscotland.org.uk 
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) PrayerlineYou can e-mail this person prayerline@ucb.co.uk 
Telephone and email contact that will pray with you / for you to bring God into the equation of your life.
West Lothian Community Equipment StoreYou can e-mail this person ces@westlothian.gov.uk 
A number of adaptations and aids are available for people in West Lothian who are disabled or require extra help around their homes.
Young Carers BranchYou can e-mail this person office@carers-westlothian.com 
Organisation for young carers and their needs - part of Carers of West Lothian.

Disclaimer: Please note that this list was compiled in good faith, however some changes may have occurred since we last updated our files. Whilst the Help Centre makes reasonable efforts to include and up-date information on this website, it does not make any representation as to its accuracy or completeness. Those involved in creating and delivering this website's contents are not liable for any damages arising from use of this site.


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