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Addaction: A specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity. Services include family support and services for young people.

Families Anonymous: A 12-step group for the families and friends of people with drugs, alcohol, or related behavioural problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend their meetings.

Families Outside: Provides support and information for the families of people in prison. Visit their website, or contact their helpline service on 0500 83 93 83 /

Parentline Scotland: A free helpline and email service for anyone with a concern about a child, run by Children 1st..  Helpline - 0800 028 2233 (9am to 10pm, Mon - Fri 12 noon - 8pm on Sat and Sun.)

Relationships Scotland: Provides relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services

SACRO (Safeguarding Communities, Reducing Offending): Provides advice, assistance and support to offenders and their families. Online search for local offices.

HOPE Scotland: Offers support to offenders, prisoners and their families.

Homestart: Home-Start provides informal and friendly support for families with young children. Their support is free, confidential and non-judgmental.. Helpline - 0800 068 63 68

Capability Scotland: Capability works with disabled people of all ages and their families and carers throughout Scotland, Helpline - 0131 337 9876 

One Parent Families Scotland: Operate National Lone Parent Helpline - Provide advice and practical support for single parents. Helpline - 0808 801 0323 Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm (free on vodaphone, orange, virgin and T mobile)

Age Scotland: Age Concern Scotland and Help the aged in Scotland have joined to form a single entity dedicated to imoroving the lives of older people. Operate  Scottish helpline for older people.

Scottish helpline for older people - Silverline: For older people and those who care for or work with older people Helpline - 0845 125 9732  Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm