Test and Protect
If you are self-isolating due to testing positive for Covid-10, or if you have been asked to self-isolate by a Test and Protect contact tracer, and you have no other sources of support for food, medication, or other needs, you can contact our Test and Protect helpline to request help:
- 01546 605524 - open 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri
- Request help using our online form
- Out-of-hours emergency contact details are available
Sources of support and helplines
The services below are available to people across the whole of Argyll and Bute
NHS Inform - For advice on all aspects health and wellbeing, and advice and information on Coronavirus
Mental health helplines - A list of helplines for support with mental health, abuse, addictions, bereavement, parenting and relationships
ACHA - Lorraine McGinty ACHA Welfare Rights Officer- 01546 605 907 - ACHA Welfare Rights Service is a free, confidential telephone service for tenants, offering help and advice on benefits.
Age Scotland - 0800 12 44 222 - free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families
ALIenergy - 07860 774929 - free and confidential advice for householders experiencing home energy issues, support for those living in fuel poverty, and preparing for colder winter months, particularly for those living off the gas grid reliant on electric heating
Argyll Care and Repair - 01631 567780 -Argyll And Bute Care And Repair provide practical advice and assistance, technical services and helpful information to the elderly and/or disabled to enable them to remain in their own homes.
Alzheimer Scotland - online support and local telephone support services for people with dementia and their families
CarrGomm - 0300 666 3030 – Local offices providing free Help with managing and applying for benefits, council tax and rent queries
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland - matching people who need help with their Kindness Volunteers
Disability Information Scotland - support and advice for disabled people, their families, carers, and people who work in the sector
Family Mediation Argyll and Bute - relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact centre services
Home Energy Scotland - 0800 808 2282 - for advice on heating your home, energy bills and energy saving tips
Job Centre Plus - Access the most up to date advice on coronavirus and updates on employment and benefits support.
Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service - free, impartial advocacy services in Argyll and Bute and West Dumbartonshire
Macmillan cancer support - Facebook group set up to support people with cancer in Argyll and Bute, and telephone support services available
Parent and carer support line - 01546 605524 (Availability: Mondays 9.30am until 12.00 noon Wednesdays 4.30pm until 7.00pm Fridays 9.30am until 12.00 noon)
Marie Curie - 0800 090 2309 - If you, or someone you know, is affected by a terminal illness and concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), our Support Line team are ready to help with the information you need when you need it.
Rape Crisis - 07741 645530 - specialist support and advocacy services to survivors of all forms of sexual trauma
Third Sector Interface - The Third Sector Interface provides information for Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Groups on Covid-19, funding, changes to governance and reporting, safe volunteering and access to a free phone number for 3rd Sector Support at this time
We are with you - free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health
Women's Aid - 01369 706636 - free and confidential support to women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse