Sometimes we don’t know the answers to the questions we’re asked and we’ll suggest other organisations who might be able to help.
We’ve listed a few useful organisations below who each cover many different areas but if you can’t find what you’re looking for and would like to chat to a member of the team please get in touch.
The Citizens Advice Bureau offer free and confidential advice on a wide range of topics including:
Benefits, work, debts and money, consumer, relationships, housing, law and rights, discrimination, tax, healthcare, education.
Advice can be provided online, by telephone or in person in any of their bureaux.
You can find a Citizens Advice Bureau in most towns.
Did you know that you can self refer or be referred to your local Community Link Worker. They are based in local GP surgeries and are known as Social Prescribers.
They can help with many different topics including mental health, financial and housing. They provide advice and enable you to identify and access relevant resources or services in your community.
If you’re looking for help or advice then please contact your local GP surgery for more information.
Disability Information Scotland have some great Information Guides on all sorts of topics from Benefits to Housing Adaptions and lots more. They also have a great Directory provides access to information on thousands of disability organisations and support groups for all areas in Scotland so you can narrow your search down. Check it out here.
Euan’s Guide makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to go. The charity was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald, who is a powerchair user, and his sister Kiki. As Euan’s access requirements changed, both went in search of recommendations for accessible places to go, but a platform for this kind of information didn’t exist. Built as a friendly and honest alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls before visiting somewhere new, Euan’s Guide now has thousands of disabled access reviews and listings for places all over the UK and beyond.
Check out their website here.
The Advice Centre is open daily Monday to Friday offering advice, advocacy and support on a wide range of topics including welfare benefits, money worries and debt, housing, food and fuel as well as support for carers.
The new advice facility can be found on the hospital’s main concourse area. More info here.
The Patient Advice and Support Service can:
For more information about the advice and support they offer, check their website here.