This page provides details of some of the local support services on offer in Aberdeenshire. If you cannot find the support service you require please visit Grampian Care Data

Older People


Transport to Healthcare Information Centre (THiNC) provides practical advice for people who have difficulty getting to and from hospital appointments in Grampian. For advice on transport options dial 01224 665568 (9-4 Mon-Fri) or email or visit:

Dial A Bus – Demand responsive door-to-door transport service in Aberdeenshire. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible, to book dial 01224 6645599 (9.30-4.30 Mon-Fri) or visit:

Getabout is a joint initiative across Aberdeen City and Shire to help people consider their sustainable transport options, including electric vehicles, car-sharing, walking and cycling routes and public transport

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health Aberdeen – The Arches

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Home Fire Safety Visits –


UPDATE Disability Information Scotland

Grampian Opportunities –

Narcotics Anonymous –

Action on Depression –

Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership – Advice and Support –

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs

Drugs Action

Aberdeenshire Dementia

Grampian 50+ Network’s Quarterly Newsletter

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE)


Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action

Money/Welfare Reform & Advice Services

Food Banks – or

Citizens Advice Scotland

Gordon Rural Action

Shelter Scotland

NESCU (North East Scotland Credit Union)

Welfare Reform and Benefits Advice

Work, skills and learning needs

Work, Skills and Learning Needs

Making Skills Work For Employers

The Environment & Energy

SCARF (Energy Efficiency Advice)

Oil Clubs

Aberdeenshire Environmental Forum

SEPA Floodline

Young People

Aberdeenshire Youth Opportunities Database (YODA) or

Get the Lowdown – Young Scot

Aberdeenshire Youth Council

Aberdeenshire Youth Parliament

Tools & Equipment

tt-exchange Network – Provides eligible UK charities with access to major technology companies’ software donation programmes (including Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and Adobe)

Families and Children

Befriend a Child

Scottish Family Information

The Spark – Relationship Counselling

Business and Economic Development

Business Gateway

Scottish Towns Partnership

Planning Aid for Scotland