Advice and support
There are many voluntary organisations who can give you support during emergencies or major incidents.
- advice, care and first aid
- food, clothing and shelter
- search and rescue
Reporting an emergency
Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is in progress.
Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland is Scotland's largest independent advice network.
You can find your local Citizens Advice Bureau and get in touch.
Samaritans aim to support anyone:
- in emotional distress
- struggling to cope
- at risk of suicide
Phone: 116 123 (24 hour service)
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland helps anyone affected by crime. They provide:
- emotional support
- essential information
- practical help
Phone: 0800 160 1985 Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
The Salvation Army is a charity that provides social services. They help:
- children, families and the elderly
- the homeless and people living in poverty
Royal Voluntary Service
The Royal Voluntary Service helps older people:
- at home and in their community
- in hospital
- in emergencies
Phone: 0845 608 0122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Scottish Community Councils
Community Councils help communities during emergencies and support first responders.
Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland
Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland offer the Scottish workforce support with:
Phone: 0131 441 2271