Information and Support

If you have Parkinson’s, or know someone who has, you probably have a lot of questions or maybe just want to talk to someone who understands.  Parkinson’s UK can help.  We provide a range of free information and support for everyone affected by Parkinson’s – see below:

Helpline – a free confidential service providing support to anyone affected by Parkinson’s.  Call free on 0808 800 0303 or email

The helpline’s trained advisers, including specialist Parkinson’s nurses, can provide information and advice about all aspects of living with Parkinson’s, such as:

  • medical issues, including symptoms and treatments
  • employment and benefits
  • health and social care
  • emotional support
  • local support such as local groups and Parkinson’s local advisers
  • signposting to other sources of information

Website & publications – – packed with reliable information about Parkinson’s.  Our booklets and fact sheets are free to download from our website.

Local networks – if you would like to have contact with other people living with Parkinson’s in your local area, you can find friendship and support through our network of volunteers, local groups and activities.

There are Parkinson’s groups and activities running throughout Scotland and many located in the West including in Greater Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Argyll & Bute, Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire.  For further details, please contact the Parkinson’s UK helpline or look online at