Support Workers & Advice

Parkinson’s Local Advisers

The Edinburgh Branch Local Advisers visit people at home, in hospital or in residential care, and provide confidential advice, information and support wherever possible. Most GP’s and hospital doctors do not have time to go into detail about the condition and many people remain anxious and confused about their symptoms. In particular they can provide:

  • Up-to-date information on Parkinson’s
  • Emotional support to people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers
  • Information about welfare benefits and how to access them
  • Information about, and access to, local statutory and voluntary services
  • Advocacy with issues such as pursuing complaints and support during assessments and reviews
  • Access to other Parkinson’s UK services

The service is available to all people in Edinburgh and Lothians who have Parkinson’s, or are their carers. They do not need to be members of Parkinson’s UK to access her help. They are happy to take referrals from anyone and are particularly keen to hear from individuals who are living alone.

For Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian

We are awaiting the appointment of a successor to Mrs Betty Thomson who has recently retired.

For West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and Forth Valley

Shona Lawson
Tel: 0344 225 3727 Slawson@parkinsons.org.uk