The following are just some of the charitable projects supported by local churches in Linlithgow.
Linlithgow Caring Cafe
This is a cafe which runs every third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am - 12 noon, for people affected by memory loss or who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s to come along with their Carers.
Formerly located at the Low Port Centre, following a break the cafe will reopen at new premises on the 19th January 2022 at St Margaret Hall, next to St Michael's RC church on Blackness Road.
Normally there would be scones with a cup of tea or coffee but due to the covid restrictions it has to be a wrapped biscuit. All covid rules will be adhered to.
The Help Centre offers information covering many concerns. Wondering where to access support for yourself or another? Tel 842646, or look at www.helpcentre.org.uk
Bereavement Support: The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of helping you make sense of the painful and bewildering array of responses to bereavement, and to help you adapt to the loss. Positive Pathways informal support group meets fortnightly in the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 847538
Bethany Care Van and Care Shelter, Edinburgh
Bethany Christian Trust run services focused on relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long terms needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland.
Emergency and Resettlement projects work with people on the streets and in temporary accommodation. These projects provide furniture and household basics. Projects in this group also support people working towards an alcohol and drug free life in the community.
Visiting Support covers a number of projects across the country working with people who have housing needs but who also need support with associated issues. These range from health and social networks to budgeting and finding work or volunteering opportunities.
Community Development builds local partnerships to provide sustainable, long-term solutions to some of the most challenging situations in Scotland’s communities. Local people come together to find solutions and build stronger communities through these projects.
Click to visit the Bethany website
Linlithgow Young People's Project
Linlithgow Young People’s Project (LYPP) provides a drop-in, advice and befriending facility for young people aged 12-18, in the centre of Linlithgow. It had its origin 26 years ago, when the youth court was located in the centre of Linlithgow.
Click to visit the LYPP website
Two chatty tables have been established, one in Costa on Monday mornings 10.30 - 12.00, the other in Coffee Neuk Thursdays 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Feel free to drop in and chat with whoever is at the (labelled) table. This is an iniative in conjunction with The New Well charity, set up by St John's Church.