Local Health/ Social Care Services

How to access a ‘Care Assessment’

If you, or someone you know is struggling with everyday tasks which means they might struggle to live independently or struggle with things like personal care then they may qualify for extra support at home. They will need to be assessed to see what support they might be eligible for and you can find the information about how to get an assessment here: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/living-independently/how-do-i-get-help/


Information and support for Unpaid Carers 

If someone you care for needs your help to do everyday tasks, then you are likely to be classed as an Unpaid Carer. There is a range of support available to Unpaid Carers and you can find out more here: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/caring-for-others/carer-support-organisations/


Getting Mental Health Support

There is a wealth of support and advice on how to keep well mentally and also a number of services which you can self-refer to. Here is a link to some of those services in Aberdeenshire https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/living-independently/mental-health-wellbeing/


Mental Health Improvement and Wellbeing Service 

This is an Aberdeenshire service for anyone over the age of 16, and you can get support by going directly to them. When you click on the link you will be able to get support by filling in an online form or call an answering service and leave a message https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/living-independently/mental-health-wellbeing/mental-health-improvement-and-wellbeing-service/


Prevent Suicide App and Website 

The Prevent Suicide website and app was developed for Grampian and has a huge amount of information about how to access Mental Health Support locally. There is also information for people that might be worried about a loved one and information about local drug and alcohol services https://www.preventsuicideapp.com/index.html


Local Support and Services 

Across Grampian there are many, many local services and organisations that support wellbeing and getting active. You can find local services on ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) by popping your https://www.aliss.org/



Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action 

Volunteering opportunities are a great way of connecting with people and supporting your community. You can find opportunities to volunteer here:  https://www.avashire.org.uk/volunteering.html


For more information about Community support and services in Aberdeenshire you can take a look at our pages here: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care-services/