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Sexual Health Services

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General Health & Social Care Information

The Highland Council’s an Essential Guide to Benefits, Money Advice, Energy Advice and other Entitlements 2013/14 is now available electronically on their Benefits, Grants and Allowances page on the Council’s website.

 

Local Support/Voluntary Groups
    Skye & Lochalsh
  • Community Voluntary Groups Co-ordination
    Skye & Lochalsh CVO, Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9ER     
    Tel: 01478 612921 Website: www.slcvo.org.uk
  • Disability
    Skye & Lochalsh Association of Disability, per Iain Smart, Chair, Drumgarry, 5 Torvaig, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9HU     
    Tel: 01478 612066  Email: iansmart667@btinternet.com

    Skye & Lochalsh Visually Impaired People’s Association, per Donald John MacLeod, Chair, Cremona, Glenelg, By Kyle, Ross-shire IV40 8JZ     
    Tel: 01599 522207 Email: pamelaingalder@boltblue.com
  • Alzheimer Services
    Alzheimer Scotland (Skye & Lochalsh Services)
    Taigh an Oisein, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9ER     
    01478 613450 email: skyeservices@alzscot.org
  • Chest, Heart and Stroke
    CHSS Volunteer Stroke Service - Skye & Lochalsh, per Irene Kay, Local Co-ordinator, Allt a Choire, Old Corry, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AL     
    Tel: 01471 820001 
  • Crossroads
    Crossroads Care - Skye & Lochalsh
    per Jennifer Millington, Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9ER         
    01478 612399   email : crossroadscaresl@btopenworld.com
  • Alcohol Counselling
    Skye & Lochalsh Council on Alcohol, per Donald Beaton, Office Manager, Victoria Cottage, Hedgefield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9GF    
    Tel: 01478 612633 Email: dgb@sldaf.wanadoo.co.uk
  • Mental Health
    Skye & Lochalsh Mental Health Association, per Alex Jones, Manager, Am Fasgadh, Dunvegan Road, Portree, Isle of Skye    
    Tel: 01478 613533 Email: alex.slmha@btconnect.com


Ross, Cromarty and West Ness

  • Physical Disability
    Highland Council Social Work Services, Deaf Services and Hearing Support Team, Slioch, Castle Street, Dingwall, Ross-shire IV15 9HU
    Tel: 01349 865262

    Highland Society for Blind People, 38 Ardconnel Street, Inverness, IV2 3EX
    Tel: 01463 233663 Web: www.highlandsocietyforblindpeople.co.uk

    Leonard Cheshire, Cheshire House, Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5HE
    Tel: 01463 713377 Web: www.leonard-cheshire.org

    Puffin Pool (Hydrotherapy Centre), Ferry Road, Dingwall, Ross-shire IV15 9QS
    Tel: 01349 864414

    Lead Scotland, Suite 2, 3rd Floor Ballantyne House, 84 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LU
    Tel: 01463 715602 Web: www.lead.org.uk

    Highlands and Islands Amputee Support Group
    Contact: Anne Driver Tel: 01463 793584
  • Mental Health
    Highland Council Social Work Services & NHS Highland, Community Mental Health Services, Mid Ross Community Mental Health Team, Urray House, Great North Road, Muir of Order IV6 7SY
    Tel: 01463 871901

    Highland Council Social Work Services & NHS Highland, Community Mental Health Services, Easter Ross Community Mental Health Team, County Community Hospital, Invergordon IV18 0JR
    Tel: 01349 853636

    Alzheimer Scotland, Duthac House, Academy Street, Tain IV19 1ED
    Tel: 01862 894276 Wbe: www.alzscot.org/pages/regions/ross-shire.htm

    Birchwood Highland, 5 Wells Street, Inverness, IV3 5JT
    Tel: (01463) 236 507 Fax: (01463) 236 522
    E-mail: info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk

    Birchwood Highland - Easter Ross Support Service, 108 High Street, Invergordon
    IV18 0DR
    Tel: 01349 853153
    Web: www.birchwoodhighland.org.uk/easter_ross_home_care.htm

    Highland Users Group (HUG), Highland Community Care Forum, Highland House
    20 Longman Road, INVERNESS IV1 1RY
    Tel: (01463) 718817 Web: www.hug.uk.net

    National Schizophrenia Fellowship Scotland, 83 High Street, Alness, Ross-shire, IV17 0SH
    Tel 01349 884566 Fax 01349 884572
    Email: Companas.Cottage@btopenworld.com
    Web: www.nsfscot.org.uk/your_area/index.html?action=view&area_id=10
     
  • Learning Disability
    Highland Council Social Work Services & NHS Highland, Community Learning Disability Team, Glen Orrin, High Street, Dingwall IV15 9TF
    Tel: 01349 867915

    People First, Highland Community Care Forum, Highland House, 20 Longman Road
    Inverness IV1 1RY
    Tel: 01463 718817 Web: www.hccf.org.uk/projects/peoplefirst/index.html
  • Children & Young People
    Highland Council Social Work Services, Children & Young Persons Services Team, Conon Family Resource Centre, Sellar Place, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire IV7 8BU
    Tel: 01349 861508

    Highland Council Social Work Services, Children & Families Team, Slioch, Castle Street, Dingwall IV15 9HU
    Tel: 01349 865262

    Children 1st, Killen Family Resource Centre,Killen, Avoch, Ross-shire IV9 8RQ
    Tel: 01381 620757
    Web: www.children1st.org.uk/about/services/killen_family.html

    Children in the Highlands Information Point (CHIP), Birnie Child Development Centre, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3JH
    Tel: 01463 711189

    Cromarty Action for Young People (CAYP), East Hall, Burnside Place, Cromarty
    Ross-Shire, IV11 8XQ
    Tel: 01381 600822 Web: www.cayp.org.uk

    Home-Start Ross & Cromarty, Perrins House, Perrins Centre, Alness IV17 0UE
    Tel: 01349 883484

    NCH & Sure Start Alness Project, Perrins House, Perrins Centre, Alness IV17 0UE
    Tel: 01349 880548

    GoYoda (Youth Concerns Project), Joss Street Hall, Invergordon
    Tel: 0845 60 999 55 Web: www.goyoda.co.uk/home.htm
  • Older People
    Highland Council Social Work Services & NHS Highland, Older Adult Team (part of Community Mental Health Services), County Community Hospital, Invergordon
    IV18 0JR
    Tel: 01349 853636

    Age Concern Ross-shire, Maywood, Ferry Road, Dingwall IV15 9QS
    Contact: Linda Odd Tel: 01349 862648 Web: www.ageconcern.org.uk
  • Substance Misuse
    Highland Council Social Work Services & NHS Highland, Addictions Team (Mid Ross)
    Urray House, Great North Road, Muir of Order IV6 7SY
    Tel: 01463 871901

    Highland Council Social Work Services & NHS Highland, Addictions Team (Easter Ross), County Community Hospital, Invergordon, IV18 0JR
    Tel: 01349 853636

    Alcohol Counselling Service Ross/Sutherland, St Duthus House, St Duthus Street, Tain IV19 1AL
    Tel: 01862 894097

    Alness Mothers Against Drugs, 31 High Street, Alness IV17 0PT
    Tel: 01349 880007

    Beechwood House, 69-71 Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH
    Tel: 01463 711355

    Ross & Cromarty Drug and Alcohol Forum
    Contact: Susan Russel Email: susan.russel@hpct.scot.nhs.uk
    Web: www.hdaat.org.uk/drugs-alcohol-scotland/communities/detail/6/
  • Carers 
    Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme, 1 Castle Street, Dingwall IV15 9HU
    Tel: 01349 863201

    Dementia Carers Support Group (Ross-shire)
    Contact: Elizabeth MacDonald, Services Manager
    Tel: 01463 711707
    Web: www.alzscot.org/pages/regions/highlandcarer.htm#Carer

    The Highland Carers Project, Highland Community Care Forum, Highland House
    20 Longman Road, Inverness IV1 1RY
    Web: www.hccf.org.uk/projects/PRT/index.html

    Ross-shire Carers Support Group, c/o 21 Murray Road, Invergordon IV18 0JG
    Tel: 01349 854812
  • Miscellaneous
    Chest Heart and Stroke, CHSS Volunteer Stroke Service
    Web: www.chss.org.uk/community/services/northwest.shtml

    Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, Inverness Branch, Tel: 01463 713741
    Web: www.crusescotland.org.uk

    Highland Breast Care Association
    Contacts:  Margaret MacDonald: (01349) 862271, Carol Angus: (01463) 793367

    Prostate Cancer Support (Ross-shire),
    Contact: Donald Howarth Tel: 01349 884456

    NASSDB (Ankylosing Spondylitis Support Group), Touchwood Cottage, Bayview
    Edderton, Ross-shire
    Tel: 01862 821203

    Ross-shire Voluntary Action, 1 Castle Street, Dingwall IV15 9HU
    Tel: 01349 862431

    Ross-shire Women’s Aid, 1 Castle Street, Dingwall IV15 9HU
    Tel: 01349 863568

    Red Cross, Athole Court, Dingwall IV15 9SH
    Tel: 01349 862157

    WRVS
    Web: www.wrvs.org.uk/standard.aspx?page_id=149