Contact Information

Act Against Harm

If you or someone you know is over 16 and at risk of physical, sexual, financial or psychological harm or neglect because of a disability, mental disorder, illness or physical or mental infirmity you can contact the Adult Protection Unit or its equivalent in your local area. The Act Against Harm website can assist you to find out where to get help in your local area.

Web address:

Age Scotland

Age Scotland strives to represent all of Scotland's older people and provide a united voice.

Telephone: 0845 833 0200

Address: Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. It campaigns for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provides an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Telephone: 0808 808 3000


Address: 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN

Care Information Scotland

Care Information Scotland is a telephone and website service providing information about care services for older people living in Scotland.

Telephone: 08456 001 001

Web address:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society. The EHRC Scotland helpline provides information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues.

Telephone: 0845 604 5510


Address: Equality and Human Rights Commission Helpline Scotland, Freepost RRLLGYLB- UJTA, The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 9DU

The Law Society

The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish solicitors. They hold a list of all solicitors registered in Scotland.

Telephone: 0131 226 7411

Address: 26 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7YR

Mental Welfare Commission

An independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder.

Telephone: 0800 389 6809


Address: Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE

Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity. It provides help, information and support and campaigns on behalf of people with mental health problems.

Telephone: 0800 917 3466


Address: Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP

Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux

In over 200 locations across Scotland there is a network of independent local charities which provide advice and information to people in need. The CAB provide free and confidential advice on a wide range of issues including: debt and money advice, family breakup, employment, benefits, tax and legal issues. Your local bureau is listed in the phone book.

Telephone: 0844 848 9600 (national helpline, Citizens Advice Direct)

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

The Care Commission works to improve the quality of care in Scotland and ensures that care service providers meet the Scottish Government’s standards of care as set out in the National Care Standards.

Telephone: 0845 603 0890


Address: Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4NY

The Scottish Helpline for Older People

The Scottish Helpline for Older People helps older people and those who care for or work with older people to find answers to questions about lots of issues such as community care, tax, pensions, benefits etc. The helpline provides free, confidential information or can point you in the direction of other experts who can help.

Telephone: 0845 125 9732

Textphone: 0845 226 5851


Scottish Human Rights Commission

The Commission is an independent body set up to promote and protect the human rights of everyone in Scotland. The Commission works to increase awareness, recognition and respect for human rights in Scotland by bringing human rights into everyday life. Please note, the Commission is unable to give advice to individuals.

Telephone: 0141 243 2721


Address: Optima Building, 58 Robertson St, Glasgow G2 8DU

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

The Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland.

Telephone: 0131 260 5380

Address: Melrose House, 69a George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JG

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to get help for their legal problems. The Scottish Legal Aid Board is responsible for managing legal aid in Scotland.

Telephone: 0845 122 8686

Address: Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is the final stage for handling complaints about public bodies in Scotland. It runs a free, independent and impartial service for dealing with complaints about councils, the National Health Service, housing associations, the Scottish Government and its agencies and departments, colleges and universities and most Scottish public bodies.

Telephone: 0800 377 7330

Web address:

Address: 4 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NS

Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Social Services Council is responsible for raising standards in the Scottish social service workforce. It registers and regulates the social service workforce to meet agreed standards of conduct, practice, education and training.

Telephone: 0845 60 30 891


Address: Compass House, 11 Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4NY