Services in Argyll & Bute

This page details a list of local support services in Argyll & Bute that you can contact for further support for your family. These services range from family support to specific support needs.

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Services in Argyll & Bute

Argyll & Bute Recovery Service (Addaction)

The Argyll and Bute Recovery Service supports individuals in their recovery from problematic alcohol or other substance misuse. They also provide advice and support to families and significant others. They have offices in Dunoon, Helensburgh, Islay, Lochgilphead and Oban.

Argyll & Bute Recovery Service – Dunoon
Ballochyle House
Kirk Street
Dunoon PA23 7DP

T: 01369 704 406

Argyll & Bute Recovery Service – Helensburgh
17A East King Street
Helensburgh G84 7QQ

T: 0800 206 1460

Argyll & Bute Recovery Service – Islay & Jura
Customs House
Main Street
Isle of Islay PA43 7JJ

T: 01496 301 455

Argyll & Bute Recovery Service – Lochgilphead
4 Stag Chambers
Lorne Street
Lochgilphead PA31 8LU

T: 01496 301 455

Argyll & Bute Recovery Service – Oban
Addaction, Muir suite
1st floor, Boswell House
Argyll Square
Oban PA34 4BD

T: 01631 570 205

Befrienders for Argyll & Bute Children

Befrienders is a voluntary organisation which has been working with children and young people and their families in Argyll and Bute since 1989. They have a network of volunteer befrienders throughout Argyll and Bute, who encourage and support children and young people.

PO Box 9576
Argyll PA31 9BB

T: 01546 603 144
T: 07918 601 567

Children 1st Helensburgh

Children 1st are based in Helensburgh, from where they provide services to support children, young people and their families to overcome the impact of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood.

Children 1st Helensburgh
The Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre
38 East Clyde Street
Helensburgh G84 7PG

T: 08000 28 22 33

Encompass Counselling

Encompass Counselling and Support provides one-to-one counselling for anyone experiencing problems due to their own or somebody else’s use of alcohol or drugs. They operate from a number of offices across Argyll.

Encompass Counselling (Isle of Bute)
22-26 Bishop Street
Isle of Bute PA20 9DG

T: 01700 505 855

Encompass Counselling (Isle of Islay)
119 Main Street
Isle of Islay PA43 7JJ

T: 01496 301 455

Encompass Counselling (Mid-Argyll)
45 Chalmers Street
Lochgilphead PA30 8EY

T: 01546 602 880

Encompass Counselling (Oban)
Market Street Centre
Market Street
Oban PA34 4HR

T: 01631 566 090

Family Information Service (Argyll & Bute Council)

The Family Information Service is provided by Argyll and Bute’s Early Years service. It can provide you with details on early education and childcare provision in a variety of settings such as; nurseries, playgroups, out of school care provision, preschool education and childminders. It can also provide a range of advice including, local activities for children and families, local and national support services, parenting, what help is available in paying for childcare, and local events in your area.

Family Information Service
Argyll & Bute Council
Argyll House
Alexandra Parade
Dunoon PA23 8AJ

T: 01369 708 517

Family Mediation Argyll & Bute (Relationship Scotland)

Relationships Scotland supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. They have offices in Oban and Dunoon, from where they offer a range of services including family mediation and supervised contact.

Family Mediation Argyll & Bute – Oban Office
Suite 1
26 Alexandra Place
Oban PA34 5PU

T: 01631 570 101

Family Mediation Argyll & Bute – Dunoon Office
60a Edward Street
Dunoon PA23 7JN

T: 01369 701 408

Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO

Helensburgh and Lomond Carers aim to make a positive difference to the lives of unpaid carers living in the Helensburgh and Lomond area through the provision of information, advice and a range of support services at no cost to our carers.

Helensburgh & Lomond Carers SCIO
Lomond House
29 Lomond St
Helensburgh G84 7PW

T: 01436 673 444


Home-Start centres provide a range of support to families with at least one child under five years old. Each centre has trained volunteers who support families who may be struggling with isolation, physical health, bereavement or a range of other issues.

Home-Start Lorn
Queens Building
George St
Oban PA34 5RZ

T: 01631 566 749

Home-Start Mid-Argyll, Jura, Islay & Kintyre
79 Marine Parade
Dunoon PA23 8HF

T: 01369 702 418


The Kintyre Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service (KADAS) offers a range of services and takes a holistic approach to supporting individuals and families experiencing problems associated with alcohol and drugs. KADAS works in partnership to support young people through a range of services and in youth facilities.

Argyll & Bute Hospital
Lochgilphead PA31 8LD

T: 01586 553 555

North Argyll Carers Centre

North Argyll Carers Centre aims to provide
a needs-led quality service to all carers in North Argyll.

North Argyll Carers Centre
Albany Street
Oban PA34 4AL

T: 01631 564 422


OASIS offer a range of services to individuals and families currently or previously affected by drugs, including a family support group.

11 Stafford Street
Oban PA34 5NJ

T: 01631 571 348

Scottish Autism Children's Service

Scottish Autism supports children and young people aged 5-19 in Argyll & Bute through individualised outreach support, a respite and short breaks service and an education service. Services take time to build up a deep understanding of each young person, taking into account their processing and thinking style in order to maximise their learning potential. Their dedicated team of practitioners are equipped with the knowledge and skills to enable each child and young person to have positive life experiences.

Scottish Autism Children’s Service
Hilton House
Alloa Business Park
Whins Road
Alloa FK10 3SA

T: 01259 720044