NON-MEDICAL SUPPORT

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Below are general patient information resources supported by NHS Highland that you may find useful. Further localised information is listed under the illnesses and conditions section.  

LOCAL HEALTH AND RESOURCES

NHS Highland webpages
http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Pages/welcome.aspx
Local information on health and health resources.

ALISS
https://www.aliss.org/
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing in Scotland.

WELFARE AND RIGHTS

Highland Council Welfare Support Team
https://www.highland.gov.uk/directory_record/102970/benefit_advice/category/108/housing
To advise you about all the benefits and other entitlements that are available, undertake benefit checks to ensure you are not missing out on any benefits, provide assistance to help you complete the relevant forms and help you with advice and support if your application for benefit is turned down or you do not receive the amount you were expecting.

Citizen's Advice Bureau/Citizen's Advice Scotland
https://www.cas.org.uk/about-us/citizens-advice-bureaux
Citizens Advice Bureau are local, independent charities that provide free and confidential advice and information whoever you are and whatever your problem.

The Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS)
https://www.cas.org.uk/pass
Free, confidential, and independent advice and support for patients of the NHS in Scotland.  This is an independent service which provides free, accessible and confidential information, advice and support to patients, their carers and families about NHS healthcare.  PASS is delivered by Citizens Advice Bureau in Scotland.

Mygov.scot
https://www.mygov.scot/local-benefits-advice/
Getting local benefits and advice.

Age Scotland - Love later life
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/money-matters/claiming-benefits/
Information and advice to help you claim all the benefits you are entitled to.

ADVOCACY

Advocacy Highland
https://www.advocacy-highland.org.uk/

Highland Carers Advocacy
http://www.highlandcarersadvocacy.org.uk/

Highland Senior Citizens Network
http://www.hscn.co.uk/

People First
https://peoplefirstscotland.org/
Advocacy for people with learning disabilities

Highland Users group
http://www.hug.uk.net/
Advocacy service for people with mental problems

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 31 March 2018

Next review: 31 March 2022

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