Welfare Benefits Advice and Information

National Help lines

* Call Citizen's Advice Direct on 0808 800 9060 - free from landlines and most mobiles*

 

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council’s Advice Shop - 0131 200 2360

Citizens Advice Edinburgh - 0131 557 1500

Southwest Edinburgh

Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) - 0131 442 1009  

North Edinburgh

Granton Information Centre – 0131 551 2459

West Lothian

West Lothian Citizens Advice Bureau – 01506 432977

West Lothian Council Advice Shop – 01506 283000

Mid Lothian

Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau – 01968 675259

Dalkeith and District Citizens Advice Bureau – 0131 660 1636

Midlothian Council Welfare Rights Service – 0131 271 3900

East Lothian

Musselburgh and District Citizens Advice Bureau – 0131 653 2748

Haddington Citizens Advice Bureau - 01620 824471

East Lothian Welfare Rights Team – 0131 653 5230

Lothian Council websites

All four Lothian councils provide information and advice on their websites. Some of this is in video and spoken form. Check out the website for your area and look under 'benefits' or 'welfare' 'welfare reform'

City of Edinburgh  www.edinburgh.gov.uk

East Lothian Council  www.eastlothian.gov.uk

Midlothian Council  www.midlothian.gov.uk

West Lothian Council  www.westlothian.gov.uk

Some local and community newspapers display dates and locations for public information sessions held by councils or welfare rights bodies.

Last Reviewed: 10/07/2013