Community Directory


It has been great to see the community responding to the impact that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have on our community and everyone on the team at VSGWL has been really touched by this.

We wanted to give you some information on what help is available in West Lothian, and how you can help out in your local area and informally keep a watch/ensure that any neighbours, older or vulnerable people are okay to help everyone get through the difficult times ahead:

Community Directory PDF

Third Force News have released five things you can do in your community.

Facebook Groups
1. Coronavirus Scotland Updates & Help
2. Coronavirus in Scotland – Latest News and Updates
3. Coronavirus Support Scotland
4. West Lothian Covid-19 Community Support
5. Linlithgow Coronavirus Support
6. Whitburn Coronavirus Help Group / Whitburn CDT
7. Bathgate Community Coronavirus Help
8. Broxburn and Uphall Coronavirus Community Help
9. West Calder & Harburn – COVID-19 / West Calder & Harburn CDT
10. Uphall Helping Hands
11. Craigshill Good Neighbour Network
12. Pumpherston Community Council
13. Polbeth Covid-19 response
14. Communities in Action
15. Fauldhouse & Breich Valley Community Coronavirus Help

Age Scotland have released 10 tips you can follow.

Coronavirus Tech Handbook – If you are interested in setting up and organising community support volunteering you might find the Coronavirus Tech Handbook handy!

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are organising a range of help with great volunteer support – includes Kindness Callers, Community Kindness Supporters, Kindness Drivers and Digital Kindness Supporters. More details and how to sign up if you wish are available at:

Keeping Safe – Here are a few guides containing information/advice on keeping communities safe from scammers during these uncertain times.

Organisations providing help in West Lothian

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Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
The Dale Hub
  • Remote emotional support via text/phone/social media etc.
  • Group video support
  • Distribution of essentials (food/ toys/toiletries) with doorstep support
Angela Douglas
01501 733248
Armadale, Blackridge & Westfield
Armadale Thistle Football Club
  • support with shopping, prescriptions, etc
Bill Baird
01501 730454


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Blackridge Community Blackridge Help Page
​- Covid 19


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Torphichen Community Council Torphichen Facebook

​​07887 867119



Organisations Services Provided Contact details Areas service provided
Westfield Parent Council
  • food, prescriptions, appointments etc
  • School lunches being distributed from the school between 12-1.30pm.
  • ​delivering food packages, leaflet delivery.
Tania Burns
07837 007245 /
0131 468 0145
Westfield & Brighouse
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Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Bathgate Coronavirus Community help
  • listening ear
  • picking up and delivering prescriptions
  • shopping
  • ​hearing aid batteries etc
Rosslyn Clowe
07584 421710Bathgate Coronavirus Community help
Bathgate & Boghall


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Boghall Drop In Centre
  • Meal provision including delivery for the elderly and isolated
  • Breakfast & lunch Club
  • Access to computers – prebookable appointment . Priority will be given to credit claiments, children and young people.
  • Items will be made available for those whose work places have closed or whose income has been affected by the coronavirus (Covid – 19).
Kelly Drummond
01506 283201 Drop In Centre Facebook
Boghall & Bathgate
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Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Broxburn & Uphall Coronavirus Community Help This group has been set up to help those vulnerable residents of the Broxburn & Uphall area through the challenges and affects of coronavirus Broxburn & Uphall Coronavirus Community Help Facebook Broxburn & Uphall


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Uphall Helping Hands Support with shopping/posting mail, friendly phone calls to residents affected by COVID19 in Uphall Uphall Helping Hands Facebook Uphall


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Wichburgh Helping Hands/
​Winchburgh CDT
Support with shopping/posting mail, friendly phone calls to residents affected by COVID19 in Winchburgh. Keen for volunteers to help. Looking to help with a local food delivery service.​ Winchburgh
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Organisations Services Provided Contact details Areas service provided
Daisy Drop In Elaine
01506 238998
07949 750305
West Lothian Youth Action Project
  • Commuity Fridge Thursday & Friday mornings at Riverside Wing
  • hot meals, deliveries and collections
Helen Davis
07719 716913For food parcel requests:
Livingston Festival Association
  • Picking up/ collecting prescriptions
  • Shopping
  • Phone call befriending for the lonely
  • Tradesmen for emergency repairs plumbing, electrician and joiner. Use of vans, cars
Fiona McLeod
Frank Mc Alistair
(Resident/Community Volunteer)
07538 184376
Deborah Carson
(Resident/Community volunteer)
07528 233725
Almond Housing Association (AHA)
  • Actively supporting both the Ladywell and Craigshill Community Fridges
  • Whats App video calls to support AHA tenants
  • Co-ordinating grant applications to support individuals
  • Part of the West Lothian Food Network who are currently co-ordinating food supplies during this coronavirus outbreak
Barbara Boertien
07921 526847
Craigshill, Ladywell &
​AHA areas
Craigshill Good Neighbour Network Provision of activity packs for adults and essential household/personal care items for those experiencing hardship in addition to our telephone and online befriending support. Jane Deary
07473 102669

East Calder

Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
East Calder CDT
  • collecting shopping
  • prescriptions
  • and chat on phone (via church listeners)
Morag Lyall (Director)
Chris Davidson (Director)01506888525
East Calder & District
Kirknewton and East Calder Church of Scotland
  • Listening support
Alistair Cowper (Minister)
01506 357083 /
07791 524504
Kirknewton &
​East Calder


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Kirknewton CDT
  • deliveries of supplies or foodfuel poverty advice
  • guidance for who to approach money issues
  • person to talk to (on phone)
  • providing key and factual information
  • sharing key activities to do during lockdown
  • Kirknewton Coronavirus updates
Tony Foster (CEO)
07734 884320
Shop contact 01506 885331
leave message for Ian Watt (Community Council Member) or
Maria Bathgate (Volunteer Co-Ordinator)
Kirknewton & Wilkieston

Mid Calder

Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Mid Calder CC &
​Kirk of Calder Elders
Collecting essentials such as:

  • Shopping
  • prescriptions
  • Someone to talk to

Eleanor Blair (Secretary)
07823 328609
eblair892@btinternet.comRev. John Povey
(Minister Kirk of Calder)
01506 882495
Mid Calder


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Pumpherston Community Council
  • providing social support via a friendly phone call or councillor support via Neil’s Hugs Foundation
  • Prescription Uplift and Delivery
  • Food Shopping and delivery
  • Cooked Meals
  • Transport to hospital appointments
  • Advice and signposting to appropriate agencies and organisations.
Karen Rogers

07534 761457Pumpherston Community Council Facebook

Uphall Station

Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Uphall Station & Pumpherston Coronavirus help group Uphall Station & Pumpherston Coronavirus help group Facebook Uphall Station & Pumpherston
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Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Coronavirus Help volununteers If you live locally and if you are self isolating due to COVID-19, local volunteers could help you with:

  • ​picking up shopping or urgent supplies
  • posting mail
  • having a friendly phone call
07599 442 822 and Breich Valley Coronavirus Help Facebook
Fauldhouse & Breich Valley


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Polbeth Community Hub
  • Advice
  • Access to food
  • Welfare right information
  • Food distributions
  • Delivery of meals
  • Daily phone calls to check on people​
Errin Anderson
01506 536123


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Stoneyburn and Bents Future Vision Group SCIO Free meal delivery service to local elderly, vulnerable and those self isolating in Stoneyburn and BentsWe can also pick up prescriptions and shopping

Telephone service to our vulnerable residents

Pennies Pantry service in partnership with WLFIN

Blether Service – Weekly calls for anyone who would benefit from a friendly chat.

07399 231814 If you are able to volunteer please contact the Group
Stoneyburn and Bents and the surrounding environments.

West Calder

Organisation Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
West Calder and Harburn Community Development Trust
  • We are still running our Brunch Club but as a delivery service
  • Free meal delivery service to local elderly and vulnerable people in West Calder and surrounding area
  • We can also pick up prescriptions and shopping​
Brunch Club @ Home inquiries should be made on 07926 172029.Volunteer inquiries should be made to getinvolved@
​Requests for support and general inquiries can be made on 01506 872931 or at
West Calder, Harburn & Polbeth directly,
Addiewell & Breich in partnership with other local organisations.
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Services provided
Contact details
Areas support provided
Linlithgow Link
Support for isolated by illness, age, or infirmity in Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge. Can support with food/prescription pick up through volunteers. Also offer befriending call service to its clients
Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge
Linlithgow Coronavirus Support (led by St Michael’s Parish Church)
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Livingston North Wide

Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
St. Peter’s RC Church
  • Phone buddy system for parishoners
  • Support with shopping
Father Simon Hughes
01506 438787
Livingston North


Organisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Livingston United Parish Church Help can be provided with delivering shopping, providing baking and meals and especially providing a phone call service (either one off or regular check in). Ken Brown
Throughtout Livingston (​Knightsridge, Ladywell, Howden, Craigshill, Dedridge, Murieston & Carmondean)


Organisation Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
The Vennie
  • ​ Food Outlet on Tuesdays from noon at Mosswood Community Centre.
  • Costs of food are by donation (where possible/affordable)
  • Can deliver food from the food outlet and shopping for people at risk.
Tom Heron
01506 432094 Community News Facebook
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Livingston South Wide

Organisations Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
Lanthorn Management Committee
  • ​Groceries
  • Prescriptions
  • Community food shop on a Monday & Wednesday from 12pm
Donna Lee
07869 507241
Karyn Kirton
07387 932523Mairi Dalglish
07774 023927
Dedridge, Adambrae & Murieston


Organisations Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
Ladywell Community Fridge, LNN and Baptist Church
  • collection and deliveries of foodstuffs for the Fridge
  • collection/delivery of shopping
  • Prescriptions
  • phone calls
  • Community fridge, Friday afternoons from Ladywell Baptist Church
Ann Lee
07565 536398
ladywellnn@hotmail.comSybil Scott
07841 290184
sybil.scott45@outlook.comLadywell Community Fridge Facebook
Ladywell, Eliburn, Howden & Livingston Village
Inveralmond Community High School
  • ​We are providing hot meals to take away for pupils who receive Free school meals
  • Also providing sanitary towels and books for Young people of all ages
  • delivering food parcels to those self-isolating.

(open from 12-2pm)

Suzie Young


Organisations Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
Murieston Community Council
  • Community Council
  • Possibly food distribution
Davidson McQuarrie (Secretary)
07504 561029 


Organisations Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
Salvation Army Phone calls to those who may feel isolated and help with any urgent supplies Captain Lisa Cunningham

01506 430272 /
07818 689929
​Howden & Livingston
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Organisations Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
Community Action Blackburn (CAB) Working with football club to roll out the Brunch club using the football clubs premises. ​Lisa Drinnan
07808 698975
Alison Kerr
07889 202504Brian Smillie
07769 314387
Blackburn Family Centre Distribution of food packages, etc to vulnerable people Jacalyn Sinnott
Blackburn & some surrounding areas


Organisation Service provided Contact details Areas service provided
Whitburn Community Development Trust Open weekdays between 10-12, for Community Fridge service (which reuses surplus supermarket stock).
Starting to recruit Volunteers to support us in collecting surplus food across the community and county; delivering food parcels; picking up and delivering prescriptions.
Working with online Facebook groups to help enable a Whitburn-wide response.
David MacDonald
01501 748708
St Barbara Catholic Parish St Barbara Catholic Parish consists of  Churches in Whitburn(St Joseph’s) and Armadale (Sacred Heart and St Anthony’s).
We have formed a volunteer’s group of 8 people who are able to reach out to the needy ones in Armadale and Whitburn.
Fr Sebastian Thuruthippillil
01501 740348
Whitburn & Armadale
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West Lothian

Organisation Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Crosspoints Community Church
  • Delivery of Medicines
  • shopping
  • phone call
Robert Bell (Pastor)
07939 038179
West Lothian
The Food Train Food shopping and delivery service during this time for over 65s. Jenny White
07801 707736
West Lothian
Youth Action Project Collection of any donations & Food parcels – Deliveries West Lothian wide providing produce is available
prescription deliveries.Website –  information for young people and parents.Exercise – In urgent cases support an hour bike rides or walk for most challenging young people, adhering to social distancing.
Helen Davis
07719 716913 organisations and groups food parcel requests
West Lothian
Home-Start West Lothian
  • ​Remote/Phone Support
  • Helping with distribution of essential items
Allie Cherry-Byrnes
01506 415755
West Lothian
West Lothian Bike Library
  • ​A range of Bicycles for use by children for exercise or for essential staff commuting to work.
  • ​Free servicing and repairs of bikes, contribution to cost of the parts if possible
David Liddell
07724 667321
West Lothian
West Lothian Foodbank
  • ​Emergency food still provided to people in crisis, but partially through home delivery now
  • Food will be delivered to a lot of service users now, rather than have them pick up food at one of the distribution centre’s
Kathleen Neilly
01501 229307
​Steven Turnbull
07785 721454 
West Lothian
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Foundation UK ​ Switched to hosting video social calls, and information and support phone line. Extensive support on social media. Have suspended research projects, physical social events and in person family support, and small grants scheme.​ Nigel Over
01506 429970
HomeAid ​Furniture, transport.
​Distribution of food and emergency Scottish welfare fund application delivery
Willie Dunn
07887 794975
West Lothian
​The Larder West Lothian Fresh food or food parcels to people in their homes. The Larder can do the food and have agreed with Homeaid that they could do the delivery. Angela Moohan
​01506 412819
Macmillan Cancer Support Telephone Befriending Kathryn Speirs
07801 307086
West Lothian
Bridge Community Project Financial Wellbeing, Counselling Alan Davidson
West Lothian
Artlink Edinburgh We continue to engage with our service users remotely through email, WhatsApp and other forms of digital communication. Service users have been set projects, will receive one to one tutorials by artists and can participate in group work through Zoom. Jan-Bert van den Berg
07779 659054
  • Essential Hospital Appointments
  • Can deliver food parcels and medication to support isolated individuals
Kelvin Cochrane
07727 021399 
West Lothian
West Lothian Financial Inclusion Network ​Food distribution, social isolation phone calls Carol Henry
01501 771775
West Lothian
Alzheimer Scotland Online, telephone, social media and digital support Lesley Millar
07500 498574
Circle (West Lothian Project) Staff will be providing support to families over the telephone, via text and e-mail and by using video calling where possible. Workers will contact families regularly to offer as much help as we can such as food distribution. Alex Collop
07703 714764
West Lothian
Safe Families
  • Telephone support/ online support
  • Picking up food from foodbanks for vulnerable families who are self-isolating
Andrew Murray
07766 365733
West Lothian
Carers of West Lothian Offering information and advice to all carers and disabled adults in West Lothian as well as signposting to specialist organisations.  Helping with any questions in general as well as those relating to Coronavirus.  Also offering peer support groups being run via Zoom including Carers Coffee Mornings, mental health support group, bereaved carers support groups, social groups for disabled adults and groups for young carers. ​ Alison Wright
01506 448000
West Lothian
No Limits Skype Club for members Paul Weddell
01506 855914
West Lothian
Victim Support West Lothian Telephone, web chat and email support. We can provide information and emotional support via these channels. Stephanie Simpson
0800 160 1985
West Lothian
River Kids We can offer the following to isolated individuals: clothes/toys/books/games/toiletries (if available) and baby items (nappies/wipes) etc.
(Requests from community groups are to be made direct, those who normally benefit from our services will need to make a request via their normal contact.)
Lynda Sneddon
07908 148549
West Lothian
The School Bank West Lothian We are providing educational packs to children who are being home schooled. We are aiming to provide stationery (pens, pencils, paper, erasers, sharpeners), crafts and activities for children who are struggling at home due to having limited resources. We would like to support these children to access some learning opportunities to help them learn at home and support their mental wellbeing. Many families are struggling to purchase these resources during this difficult period. Kirstin Shemilt
07779 226468
West Lothian
​Gig Buddies West Lothian ​Gig Buddies is a befriending programme that pairs local people with people with a learning disability. Buddies are paired based on mutual interests such as music tastes, hobbies, sports etc, and other factors such as location and age. This could be anything from going to see live music, the theatre or going for coffee, whatever your “gig” is. We are still recruiting volunteers, and have moved our training session online. Although we aren’t able to get out to gigs at the moment, we have lot’s of social events and opportunities for volunteers to get to know their buddy over the coming months. Debbie Forsyth
07921 289625
West Lothian, Edinburgh & Glasgow


Orgaisations Services provided Contact details Areas service provided
Livingston Round Table
  • collecting and delivering lunches
  • prescriptions and pick ups
Craig Fowler  contact@livingstonround

​or Facebook page
Kidzeco Providing (and delivering) free baby and children’s essentials through our KidzStart project to harder to reach families in our community.   Tracy Murdoch
07766 522715
Family and Community Development West Lothian We are providing emergency childcare to key workers and vulnerable children Raymond Branton
01506 857158
West Lothian​(We may be able to deliver supplies in Armadale, Bridgend and Stoneyburn but this depends on staff availability)
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