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.
Community Help & Advice Initiative (CHAI)
CHAI is a registered Scottish charity providing free and independent advice to people affected by housing, debt and benefit issues in Edinburgh and Midlothian. Their objectives are:To relieve poverty, To provide welfare assistance, To provide practical help, To provide information, advice and support on issues such as housing, debt, benefits and employability.
0131 442 1009
Granton Information Centre
We have a trained team of Welfare Rights Advisers who provide free and independent benefits and money/debt advice for anyone who resides within our catchment areas. We also have trained Housing Advisers who can provide guidance and support to tenants who rent from private landlords/housing associations. All of the advice given by GIC Advisers is strictly confidential and by appointment only.
0131 551 2459 / 0131 552 0458
Citizens Advice Edinburgh
Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE) is a charity with 5 bureaux and 17 outreach points across Edinburgh. We provide advice, information and practical assistance. Our services are free, confidential, impartial and independent.
Money Advice Scotland
We believe everyone in debt deserves to be treated fairly. Debt can happen to anyone and we understand how it can affect someone’s life which is why we are always working towards securing fairer practices for people in debt. Taking the first step towards getting debt help can be daunting and it can be difficult to know where to go for advice, but through our webchat service, our advisers can help answer any initial questions and direct you to free, regulated and impartial debt advice.
0141 572 0237
Mental Health & Money Advice
Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.
Scotland’s Financial Health Service
Working together with various stakeholders from the financial advice and support sector, the Scottish Government has developed this website to provide a one stop shop for those who have money problems or are seeking general help with their financial worries. We are an impartial website and do not provide advice directly but our aim is to signpost those in need to the most appropriate area of support, ranging from debt solutions, borrowing, managing your money or general welfare concerns.
Citizens Advice Scotland
Personal, one-to-one advice and information on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills
0800 028 1456
Friends against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year 53% of people over 65 have been targeted by scams Only 5% of scams are reported Our statistics indicate that the average scam victim has lost over £3000.
0808 223 1133