Our Purpose

Our purpose is to promote intellectual, social and charitable contacts by and for Americans and their families living in Central Scotland. Did you know that there are over 20,000 North Americans living in the UK today? For over 35 years, AWCCS has provided contacts for people from or associated with North America in the Central Scotland region. Visit our site and find out more about our aims and activities. 

Services and Organisations for Carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian

List compiled by VOCAL which is a local charity which supports and empowers unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian through individual support, information, training and access to services.  https://www.vocal.org.uk/

Here are useful contact details  for Carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian.  Keep them near your phone.

 Services and organisations for carers in Edinburgh.

    •    Edinburgh Social Work: 0131 200 2324 / 0800 731 6969 (out of hours emergency)
    •    NHS 24: Non emergencies dial 111 (or contact GP)
    •    Police Scotland: Non-emergencies dial 101
    •    For emergencies (ambulance, fire and police): dial 999
    •    Accident & Emergency Departments (A&E):
    ◦    Edinburgh Royal Infirmary: 0131 536 1000
    ◦    Johns Hospital, Livingston: 01506 523000
    •    Samaritans: 116 123 (free from mobile and landline)
    •    Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
    •    24h Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234
    •    Edinburgh Emergency Crisis Centre for Mental Health: 0808 801 0414
    •    Anti-social behaviour: call 101 or report to your local council office:
    ◦    SW: 0131 469 5150
    ◦    SE: 0131 529 5123
    ◦    NW: 0131 529 5014
    ◦    NE: 0131 529 7168
    •    If you smell gas: 0800 111 999
    •    Water supply emergencies: 0800 0778 778
    •    Electricity power cuts:
    •    Scottish Hydro: ·0845 026 0655
    •    Energy Networks: call 105 to report power faults

Services and organisations for carers in Midlothian.

    •    Midlothian Social Work: 0131 271 3900 / 0800 731 6969 (out of hours emergency)
    •    NHS 24: Non emergencies dial 111 (or contact GP)
    •    Police Scotland: Non-emergencies dial 101
    •    For emergencies (ambulance, fire and police): dial 999
    •    Accident & Emergency Departments (A&E):
    ◦    Edinburgh Royal Infirmary: 0131 536 1000
    ◦    St. Johns Hospital, Livingston: 01506 523000
    •    Samaritans: 116 123 (free from mobile and landline)
    •    Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
    •    24h Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234
    •    Edinburgh Emergency Crisis Centre for Mental Health: 0808 801 0414
    •    Anti-social behaviour: call 101 or 0131 271 3394 for Midlothian Council tenants
    •    If you smell gas: 0800 111 999
    •    Water supply emergencies: 0800 0778 778
    •    Electricity power cuts:
    •    Scottish Hydro: ·0845 026 0655
    •    Energy Networks: call 105 to report power faults

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FAWCO

Our Club has been a member of FAWCO since 1993. This organization is an international network of 78 independent American women's associations located on six continents.

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American Women of Aberdeen:

Our Sister Club, also a member of FAWCO, serves the area around Aberdeen, Scotland. They offer a welcoming environment and help to newcomers transitioning to Scotland.  

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The origins of the AWCCS
go back to the early 1970s, when the wives of employees at Santa Fe, a supply company for the off-shore oil industry, began to hold informal lunchtime gatherings. Read More "History of the Club"

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