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To protect yourself and others, it’s really important that everyone follows the Government advice. However, it doesn’t mean that you’re alone.

If you’re looking for some additional support for you or someone you know, here’s a list of organisations who may be able to offer help and advice.

This page will be updated as more resources become available.

You can also click to find out more about how to help in your community.

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0800 111 4000

FROM 9am-5pm.

National Assistance helpline

We recognise that this is a challenging time and that some people will need extra support to access essentials such as food and medicine, this includes those who are self isolating to stop the spread of Coronavirus. If you need support, and can’t get this from friends or family, the National Assistance Helpline is there to help and can be reached on 0800 111 4000. You can pass this number on to someone you are supporting or call on their behalf Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm.

Please remember this helpline is dedicated to helping those who cannot leave their home and who cannot get help online.

General information and advice

For help and advice relating to work, benefits, housing, well-being, and businesses.

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Voluntary and community organisations

Help and advice, including about funding.

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Mental health

Support and guidance for anyone struggling with their mental health and well-being.

Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage or anyone affected by sexual violence.

Parents and carers

Family support, information and advice on staying at home with the kids.


Health guidance for pregnant women and maternity professionals looking after them.

Older people

Help for people over 70, their carers and families.


Information and support for those with dementia or their carers.

Learning disabilities

Information on coronavirus as well as resources and support for those with learning disabilities or their carers.


Information on coronavirus for those with autism or their carers.

BSL signers

The First Minister’s briefings are being interpreted so that BSL users can access updates.

Those with a disability

Helpline details and a host of useful information.

Those with sight or hearing loss

Information, advice and helplines for people with sight or hearing loss

Gypsy / traveller community

Information and guidance has been produced for Gypsy, Traveller and Liveaboard Boater communities on coronavirus.

Ethnic minorities

Advice for businesses

If you run a business in Scotland, you can get the latest information and advice from the Find Business Support website.

Stay Informed

Ready Scotland regularly publishes alerts on both Twitter and Facebook. Follow and like our pages to keep up to date wherever you are.

Scottish Government


COVID-19 Government Guidance

For the latest advice on schools, workplaces, shopping and more please visit the Scottish Government website.

Visit Gov.Scot