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Useful organisations

    VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre

    VOCAL supports carers in all family and relationship settings, providing individual support, support for families affected by addiction, information, counselling, free training, groupwork and social activites for carers and access to many other services.
    Telephone : 0131 663 6869
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    VSA – Parent Carer Support

    The parent carer support service offers a dedicated information worker for parent and carers that will signpost them to relevant support services and resources. The service aims to provide a flexible and adaptive approach to the needs of each family, ensuring they receive the support and assistance they need to achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved.
    Telephone : 01224 212021
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    West Dunbartonshire Psychological Services

    Psychological Services offer a specialist service to schools and parents to help children and young people with additional learning needs. Educational Psychologists can support and help children of all ages. They will talk to your child about their feelings and their likes and how they get on with other people and at school.
    Telephone : 01389 800491
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    West Glasgow Carers Centre

    The Carers’ Centre offers carers a wide range of services, including emotional and practical support, help to get a break from caring, training and advice about welfare rights. The Carers Centre also offers a support group for parents caring for children affected by a disability up to 18 years, which includes children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The group provides mutual support, information, advice, invited speakers. They meet the first Wednesday of the month at the centre - evenings (please note: there are no meetings during school out of term time). Please contact for further information.
    Telephone : 0141 959 9871
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    Western Isles Community Care Forum

    Western Isles Community Care Forum, a voluntary organisation which serves the Western Isles. We serve the voluntary care organisations, informal carers and service users in the Western Isles. If you are caring for someone and would like some practical support, support with finances, or would like to chat we can help. We also provide training and other support get in touch with us.
    Telephone : 01859 502588
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    Western Isles Education Psychological Services

    The mission of the Western Isles Psychological Services is to offer effective, evidenced based psychological services to children, young people and those who support them, to make a positive difference to their lives. The child is central, and the work is undertaken in the spirit of collaboration, co-operation, and respect. The vision is to provide accessible, equitable services to children and young people and their families/carers and to the agencies that support them. The vision is to be dynamic, innovative and focused on early intervention, prevention, strengths and capacities for change. The Services aims are: • To carry out the core functions of Psychological Services (Assessment, Intervention, Consultation, Training and Research ) in ways that can be considered to be sector leading and impact significantly on outcomes for our stakeholders. • To engage stakeholders fairly and with integrity in a way that allows them to feel both supported and challenged to progress. This support and challenge will have psychology at its core and will remain free from bias  and other forms of prejudice. • To promote inclusive practice. • To engage wholeheartedly in a process of self-evaluation leading to continuous improvement in all aspects of our service delivery. • To support the work of our partners to help our local community thrive
    Telephone : 01851 822736
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    Who Cares? Scotland

    Provides a range of advocacy, advice and support services across Scotland for children and young people with experience of care up to the age of 25. To find out about accessing advocacy for a young person, or if you are a young person who wants to speak to an advocate in your area, visit the website to find out who is available in your area. Or call the National Office on 0141 226 4441 for help.
    Telephone : 0141 226 4441
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