Care and Advice Services
Argyll & Bute Council's social work service provides or purchases a wide range of services to support children, young people and their families. Services include guidance and support to children and young people affected by disability, child protection, family support and care and accommodation for those who are unable to remain at home. There is also a wide range of services which allow people to continue living in their own homes or provide care for them in a homely environment. Services include home care, occupational therapy, providing equipment and minor adaptations to homes, meals on wheels, community alarms, day services, residential care and addiction services. Needs may be met in different ways – by providing a social work service; by social work buying care from another agency; or by providing with a Direct Payment to buy care or employ staff – depending on circumstances. Whether or not people are currently receiving benefits, the social work service can provide benefits entitlement checks.
Adult Services are provided for: older people; people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments; people who misuse drugs or alcohol; people who have a long-term illness (including HIV/Aids) which has a substantial impact on abilities to carry out tasks of daily living. Carers who provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis are also entitled to
an assessment of their own needs.
For more information or requests for any of these services, the local contacts is:
Duty Worker (Helensburgh and Lomond)
Community Services, Social Work, Lomond House, 29 Lomond Street, Helensburgh G84 7PW
Tel: 01436 658750
Childcare Information Service
The Council also has an information, advice and guidance service for parents and guardians on choosing suitable childcare. For help, assistance or more information, the Childcare Information Service contact :
E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 01369 708504