During the current situation with Coronavirus, we remain open for telephone and email support for all new and existing carers, young carers and disabled adults looking for help
We are open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Please call on 01506 448 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scroll below the header for more information and contact numbers
We are now running several weekly and monthly Zoom group support sessions
Click here to go to our new page listing current sessions, or go to the menu under ‘What’s On’
Information, advice and support for all unpaid carers and people with disabilities
Important message from CoWL
We are open for telephone and email support, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Telephone: 01506 448 000 | Email: email@example.com
If you can’t speak to us, here are some useful contacts for other organisations offering online and telephone support:
Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87 – breathingspace.scot
Samaritans – 116 123 – samaritans.org
Childline – 0800 1111 – childline.org.uk
NHS 24 – 111 – nhs24.scot
Age Scotland Helpline – 0800 12 44 222 – ageuk.org.uk/scotland
You can also view our post on advice given by Age Concern – click here
Keep an eye on our social media and website for regular updates as we are exploring other ways to connect with you!
What we do
We offer a wide range of services, advice and support, including –
- Information and advice
- One to one emotional support
- Hospital based carer support
- Signposting and referral to support services
- Carer support groups
- Recreational courses
- Individual & group support for young carers
Who we are
Carers of West Lothian is a well-established voluntary organisation offering a range of services that have been developed specifically to meet the needs of carers and their families.
It was started in 1990 by a small group of people, themselves carers, who recognised the need carers had for information and support. They were concerned about the lack of support for carers in West Lothian and used their own experience to set up a service to support carers like themselves.
Today, Carers of West Lothian offers a range of services that have been developed specifically to meet the needs of carers and their families.
Disability information and advice service
We provide free disability information and advice to anyone living in West Lothian with a physical and/or learning disability.
What type of support do we offer?
- Someone to talk to – face to face, over the telephone or via email/social media
- Benefits advice and support with form filling (benefits advice clinic is by appointment only)
- Power of Attorney clinic (appointment required)
- Information on community support services
- Signposting and referrals to other services
- Information on your rights
- Training opportunities
- Opportunities to have a say on local services
- Factsheets and publications
You can help us
You can help our work by donating or by volunteering
We are a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC019628 and Company Limited by Guarantee
Where to find us
Sycamore House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6AX
We are just off Alderstone Road, about 5 minutes walk from both St John’s Hospital and Lidl.
If you are driving to us there is good parking available at our offices.
Open Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Telephone: 01506 448000
HELP OUT OF HOURS
West Lothian Council Social Work Services - website WLC Social Work
Out of Hours Emergency Service 01506 281028 / 281029
West Lothian Council main number 01506 280000
West Lothian Council Social Work Services 01506 282252
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