You will not need to pay for the costs of phone calls which begin with 0800 or 0808. You will pay local rates for numbers which begin with 0845. If you phone from a mobile phone, charges may vary depending on your network provider. You may have to pay national call rates for other numbers depending on where you live.
NHS 24 (Scotland)
Phone 08454 24 24 24
(Textphone 18001 08454 24 24 24)
For information on a range of health-related subjects.
Phone 0808 808 7777
Provides information on benefits and how to access support services within your area. You can find more information on help for carers on the Carers UK website.
Phone 0141 221 9141
Provides free information and advice on the issues affecting, and the services needed by, carers in Scotland.
Phone 01302 310123
For advice and information on disability, visit the Dial UK website.
Direct Payments Scotland
Phone 0131 558 3450
Offers advice on direct payments in Scotland
Disabled Living Foundation
Phone 0870 603 9177
For advice and information on equipment for everyday life, visit the Disabled Living Foundation website.
Phone 0845 775 8595
For advice and help for physically or mentally disabled older people, visit the Anchor Trust website.
Office of the Public Guardian
Phone 01324 678300
You can find more information on the Office of the Public Guardian website.
Phone 0141 777 6111
For people who are deaf and blind. You can find more information on the Deafblind Scotland website.
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability
Phone 0141 418 5420
Brings together, develops and passes on information and advice to people with learning disabilities. It helps people with learning disabilities and their carers to become trainers, research champions (people with learning disabilities who work with researchers and research funders to speed up on the issues that people with learning disabilities think are important in research) and advisers. Visit the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability website.
Royal National Institute of the Blind Scotland
Phone 0131 311 8500
You can find more information on the Royal National Institute of the Blind website.
Royal National Institute for Deaf People Scotland
Phone 0141 554 0053
(Textphone 0141 550 5750)
You can find more information on the Royal National Institute for Deaf People website.
Phone 0141 226 4541
Promotes the welfare of people with learning difficulties and mutual help and support among their carers. Also encourages research and the provision of services. You can find more information on the Enable Scotland website.
Phone 0845 767 8000
National Mental Health helpline for advice, support and information to sufferers of mental illness and their families, professionals and the general public. The helpline is open from 12pm to 2am every day. You can find more information on the Sane website.