Useful Info

Useful information, contacts, web addresses and tel numbers

Carers of West Lothian have grants currently available to support unpaid carers. These grants have a focus on providing respite opportunities and financial support to carers who need additional help at this time.

Short Breaks Time to Live

Short Breaks, Time to Live is funded by the Scottish Government through Shared Care Scotland to improve the range, choice and availability of short breaks for unpaid carers.

Carers of West Lothian’s Time Out Project is now open and enables carers to access funds and support to help them take short breaks that meet their needs.

The short break doesn’t necessarily have to be a holiday but instead could be about taking part in something the carer really wants to do. The grant can be used to buy gym equipment, a tablet, guitar lessons, crafting items or a pamper day (these are just a few ideas).

Applications are open to all Carers of West Lothian unpaid carers, including parent carers and young carers. Please note, if the grant does not cover the full cost of the activity, it can be used as a contribution towards it.

More information here: https://carers-westlothian.com/short-breaks/

Just a Little Extra Fund

Carers of West Lothian have been awarded funds from the Scottish Government to support carers who are encountering particular and/or immediate financial difficulties at times when they are: most in need and/or are unable to access funding from alternative sources.

This fund will be distributed in the form of an ASDA gift card.  These will be in digital and physical formats and can be used in one go or over multiple shopping trips in ASDA.

It is hoped that by using this gift card to buy shopping, it will free up some money to pay other rising household costs such as gas and electricity.

The fund is open to unpaid carers living in West Lothian who are identified to our service as an unpaid carer.  Carers of all ages and categories can apply (e.g. Young Adult Carers, Young Carers, Parent Carers etc)

The fund can be used for:

  • Food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies
  • Warm winter clothing
  • Warm bedding
  • Small kitchen appliances


Covid 19 information and support

NHS inform

NHS 24 tel: 111

Scottish Government Health Advice

West Lothian Voluntary Sector Gateway Community Directory

West Lothian Council Information and Updates

Welfare Fund online form


Local advice/support details

If you live in Fauldhouse contact:
Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust
Tel: 01501 773 699, message Facebook @fauldhousecdt or email: info@fauldhouse.org.uk

If you live in Addiewell and Loganlea contact:
Addiewell and Loganlea Community Group
Tel: 07575 612 440 or email: rosscolea@yahoo.co.uk

If you live in Longridge contact:
Longridge Community Association
Facebook: @LongridgeCA or email: longridgeca@outlook.com

If you live in Stoneyburn and Bents contact:
Stoneyburn and Bents Future Vision Trust
Facebook: @sbfvg, tel: 07399 231 814 or email: sbfvg1@gmail.com


Advice Shop Bathgate

Advice Service
tel: 01506 283 000

The Bridge

Financial wellbeing, counselling and bereavement support
tel: 01506 238 980

Carers of West Lothian

Information, advice and support for all unpaid carers and people with disabilities
tel: 01506 448 000

Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian

Support and advice on a number of different topics
tel:  01506 432 977 or 431 061 (appts)

Dignity Boxes

Donation boxes in the form of toiletries in a variety of communities, small business and larger companies

Eastfield Development Centre

Community building providing anti poverty support, food project (community larder), information, signposting for those struggling

tel: 01501 229 645

The Food Train

Providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability
tel: 01506 413 013

HcL Transport

Supported door-through-door transport. Dial-A-Ride for any destination
tel: 01506 633953
Dial-A-Bus – scheduled trips to Livingston Shops
tel: 01506 633336

Home Aid West Lothian

Recycle used furniture and to support members of the West Lothian community who face social and economic exclusion
tel: 01506 652230

Home Start West Lothian

Offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children, in communities throughout West Lothian
tel: 01506 415 755

Kidzeco Kidz Start

Community project with the mission of helping new parents within the community
tel: 01506 815 534/01506 238 283

Living Wage Foundation

Recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK
tel: 02070 439 882

Men Matters, Ace Awareness and mental health support

To raise awareness of ACEs and to raise money for more councillors
tel: 07938 159 593

Neil’s Hugs Foundation

Help, understand and give support to families and friends affected by suicide
tel: 07446717501

West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network

Aims to ensure that all West Lothian residents are aware of their financial choices and promotes access to financial advice, financial products and other services, particularly for the most excluded social groups
tel: 01501 771 775

West Lothian Foodbank

Provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK
tel: 01501 229 307


Contacts

Police Scotland
tel: 999 in an emergency
tel: 101 to report a crime

Whitburn Police Station
tel: 01501 740 222

Safety advice from the Scottish Fire & Rescue
tel: 0800 169 0320

Fauldhouse Doctor’s Surgeries

  • Lanrigg Medical Practice
    tel: 01501 773 045

  • Barclay Medical Practice
    tel: 01501 773 020

Fauldhouse Health Centre Line
tel: 01501 773 046

Dentist
tel: 01501 773 032


Scottish Government

The Scottish Government
tel: 03002 444 000


Local Government

West Lothian Council
tel: 01506 280 000

Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
tel: 01501 773 000


Development Trusts

Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust
tel: 01501 773 699/07599 442 822

Kirknewton Community Development Trust
tel:  01506 883 988

Linlithgow Community Development Trust

Polbeth Community Hub
tel: 01506 536 123/0800 048 7481

WAT IF (Woolfords, Auchengray and Tarbrax Improvement Foundation)
tel: 01501 785 194

West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust
tel: 01506 872 931

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust
tel: 01501 748 708

Winchburgh Community Development Trust
tel: 07733 446 717

The Development Trusts Association Scotland
tel: 01312 202 456


Social Enterprise

West Lothian Social Enterprise Network (WLSEN)
tel: 01501 773 659

Social Enterprise Scotland
tel: 01312 432 650

Kidzeco
tel: 01506 815 534/01506 238 283


Councillors Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley

Councillor Pauline Clark
tel: 01506 281 741/01506 281 763

Councillor David Dodds
tel: 01506 281759

Councillor Cathy Muldoon
tel: 01506 281759


Funders

Big Lottery Fund
tel: 03001 237 110

Voluntary Action Fund
tel: 01413 537 318

Levenseat Trust
tel: 01501 772 813

West Lothian Development Trust
tel:  01506 281 085


Credit Unions

West Lothian Credit Union
tel: 01506 436 666

Blackburn, Seafield and District Credit Union
tel: 01506 650 198


IT

Central Belt IT Services (CBITS)
tel: 07940 848 265


Third Sector

Cycling Without Age

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian
tel: 01506 650 111


Your Community Calendar

May
23
Mon
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 23 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
10:00 am Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
 
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neil's Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Support group who have lost someone to suicide. No appointments, just turn up, kettle will be on! £2 donation for refreshments. The Hub are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if[...]
10:00 am Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
 
11:00 am Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
 
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
6:00 pm Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
 
7:00 pm Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Sports and Wellbeing for All Trust Nicola Mullen
8:00 pm Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
 
May
24
Tue
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Our OPAL Voices group sing songs from favourite musicals as well as from iconic singers and bands. Sing the blues away!.
4:45 pm Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
May 24 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
3 Years plus
5:00 pm SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Acrotrix P3
5:55 pm SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
May 24 @ 5:55 pm – 6:40 pm
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
Cheerleading P3
5:55 pm SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 5:55 pm – 6:40 pm
SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Lyrical P1 & P2
6:00 pm Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
P7+ Come along every week and take part, decide what you would like to do.  Activities, chill out area, crafts, games. Meet up with friends and make new friends. Please give Sally a call at[...]
6:50 pm SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 6:50 pm – 7:35 pm
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Acrotrix P3
6:50 pm SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
May 24 @ 6:50 pm – 7:35 pm
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
Cheerleading P3
May
25
Wed
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 25 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
9:30 am Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
Sports and Wellbeing for All Laura Hunter
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also[...]
10:30 am Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee Cake Chat at the Fauldhouse Salvation Army is starting back again on Wednesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in!
10:30 am Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
A Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) is at EDC on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group is set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and large toy[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Blackfaulds Court Activity Group... @ The Bield
Blackfaulds Court Activity Group... @ The Bield
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blackfaulds Court Activity Group 60+ @ The Bield
Face to Face Group for those over 60+
2:00 pm Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom Room @ Zoom
A fun way to spend an hour with quizzes, games, entertainment, seated exercise and chat. Summer highlights include armchair travel to Hawaii, a seated ceilidh, a sing-along ‘name that tune’ with Sandy, and some laughter[...]
3:00 pm Online Yoga @ Online sessions
Online Yoga @ Online sessions
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Online Yoga @ Online sessions
Booking essential to join this group
4:45 pm Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
May 25 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
3 Years plus
5:15 pm SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap P7-S2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Ballet and Tap P7-S2
5:15 pm SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap S3+) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Ballet and Tap S3+
6:00 pm Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
P3-P7

Get In Touch

  Address: F&BV CDT, The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk