Useful numbers 

 



Health

LGOWIT: 01349 807061, lgowitadmin@highlandtsi.org.uk

NHS 24:111

NHS Highland Telephone: 01463 704000

Samaritans: 01463 713456

Alzheimer Scotland: 01463 711707

 



Keeping in touch

Befrienders Highland: 01463 712791
info@befriendershighland.org.uk

Highland Hospice Helping Hands: 01463 423202

Older People’s Groups / Lunch clubs: 07595 414523
anne-hscn@outlook.com
07933 653585
jo-hscn@outlook.com



Carers

Connecting Carers: 01463 723560
carers@connectingcarers.org.uk

Highland Carers Advocacy: 01463 723 569
advocacy@hccf.org.uk



Scams

Trading standards:0345 4040506

Police Scotland on 101

Citizens Advice Consumer Service: 0345 4040506

Royal Mail: scam.mail@royalmail.com, 0800 0113466

 



Financial advice

Citizens Advice Direct:0800 800 9060 - for the number of your local CAB

Highland Council Welfare support: 0800 0901004

Council tax and benefit enquiries: 0800 393811

 



Warm, Safe and Accessible Homes

Home Energy Scotland: 0808 808 2282
Telecare: 01463 255 733
nhshighland.technologyenabledcare@nhs.net

 



Handyperson Services:

Inverness & Badenoch and Strathspey, Signpost: 01463 711393

Nairn: Cairn Housing Association: 01463 229150

Ross and Cromarty, ILM: 01349 884774

Wester Ross: 01445 781312

Sutherland: Sutherland Care and Repair: 01549 402798

Caithness: Pentland Housing Association: 01847 892507

Skye, Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association: 01478 612035

Lochaber, Lochaber Care and Repair: 01397 706333

Home Fire Safety Checks: 0800 0731 999 - or call your local fire station

 



Advocacy

Advocacy Highland: 01463 233 460
info@advocacy-highland.org.uk


Highland Users Group: 01463 719366
hug@spiritadvocacy.org.uk

People First: 07918747763
cfletcher@spiritadvocacy.org.uk

 

Self Directed Support / Care at Home
NHS Highland Single Point of Contact phone numbers:

Caithness: 01955 606915
Sutherland: 01408 664018
East Ross: 01349 853131
Mid Ross: 01349 860460
Lochaber: 01397 709873
Inverness W: 01463 888333
Inverness E: 01463 888333
Nairn: 01667 422702
Badenoch & Strathspey: 01479 812618
Skye, Lochalsh & Wester Ross: 01471 820174

 



Keeping Active

Cycling without Age: cwainverness@gmail.com
Highlife Highland: 01463 663800
info@highlifehighland.com
Step It Up Highland Walks: 01463 729997
walking@pfw.org.uk

 



Transport

Some examples of local Community Transport schemes:

Ross-shire Community Transport Partnership: 01349 862431

Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company: 01479 810 004

Black Isle Community Car Scheme: 07776765683 or 01349 862431

Connect Assynt: 01571 844590

Lochaber Community Car Scheme: 01397 701222

 



Information

HSCN Newsletter - free with membership! 07933 653313
Age Scotland Helpline: 0800 12 44 222
Age Scotland Veterans Project: steve.henderson@agescotland.org.uk
Highland Libraries: Highlife Highland 01463 663800

 



Being involved

Lots of ways of being involved through Highland Senior Citizens Network;
Become a membership, put an article in the Newsletter, come along to a local
area Get-together, participate in NHS Highland consultations, attend Care
Home residents’ forums, complete Care Inspectorate questionnaires, join in
Intergenerational activities, attend Community Partnerships...

If interested contact the co-ordinators:

Anne McDonald, 07933 653313

or Jo Cowan, 07933 653585.

 


 

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