Remember that NHS services remain available to you when the surgery and pharmacies are closed. For minor injuries, Call MIA on 111 to get advice quickly and safely.
Started by local people, the Ripple harnesses the skills and enthusiasm of its dedicated volunteers to provide a wide range of well-used services in our community of Restalrig, Lochend & Craigentinny.
Turning Point Scotland
Turning Point Scotland specialises in supporting people facing the most complex and challenging situations. Our ‘people centred’ ethos places the people we support first in our thinking and ensures that our staff convert their passion into great services. TPS delivers improvement in Scotland’s social care sector through high quality services, leadership and innovation.
0800 652 3757
CAA (Clyde Action on Asbestos) is Scotland’s Leading Asbestos Charity. Providing a Voice and Vital Support to those living with Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and all other Asbestos-related conditions.
0800 089 1717
Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
Amina is an award-winning organisation, recognised by Muslim communities and key partners within Scotland for its pioneering and responsive approach to addressing key issues and needs of Muslim women.
Community Groups in Scotland
You can browse this list of community groups by location, with separate sections for Edinburgh and Glasgow. This directory provides the details of all the community groups that are supported by us, as well as a directory for a number of physical activity groups, art groups and community social groups. For a comprehensive directory of LGBT groups and organisations across Scotland please visit the Equality Network, ScotsGay‘s and LGBT Scotland websites.
Distress Brief Intervention
Distress Brief Interventions (DBIs) are an innovative way of supporting people in distress. The need to improve the response to people presenting in distress has been strongly advocated by people who have experience of distress and by front line service providers, resulting in the DBI pilot. DBI consists of two parts, with part 1 seeing trained front-line health, police, paramedic and primary care staff help ease any individual. They then ask the person if they would like further support.
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