The following are just some of the charitable projects supported by local churches in Linlithgow.
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
West Lothian Food Bank
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Click for West Lothian Foodbank website
WEST LOTHIAN FOODBANK: REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR to be found at www.westlothianfoodbank.org.uk .
Can you donate an item daily from 1st to 24th December?
Christmas can be a difficult time for many, especially those living on a tight budget - with increased winter fuel bills alongside seasonal pressure, many will find themselves in food crisis. Our Foodbank is running the reverse Advent Calendar to ensure that they start the New Year with a healthy stock! 1st Tinned Potatoes 2nd Tin Opener 3rd Shampoo 4th Hot Chocolate 5th Tinned Meat 6th Instant Potatoes 7th Tinned Vegetables - first week!
For weekly giving, they are currently in short supply of: instant potatoes, dried rice, curry sauce, cold meat, tinned custard/rice pudding.
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE BEANS OR PASTA - as they have plenty of these.