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Help for Adults and Older People

We can provide support for adults and older people in Fife.

The support you receive will depend on your situation and we can offer help ranging from a simple information leaflet to full support by dedicated social care workers.

Self-Directed Support (SDS) is a method of arranging support in a tailor made way so that people, families and carers can live more independently with an improved quality of life. The aim of SDS is for people to have as much control, choice and flexibility over their own lives and support as they want. For more information, check out the On Your Doorstep website.

Social Care Out of Hours Support

We have an Emergency Out of Hours Social Work Service where our staff are on duty between:

  • 5pm and 9am  Monday to Friday
  • as well as day and night every weekend and public holiday.

Tel: 03451 550099 - We’re there to help 365 days of the year and last year we responded to more than 3,600 emergency referrals.

Care Opinion - Tell us what's good, tell us what could be better

If you've experienced social care from Fife’s adult and older people services team recently, either as a user of services yourself or as a carer or friend of someone else, please tell us how it was via Care Opinion. Tell us what was good?  What could have been better?

Your story will be handled confidentially by the non-profit service Care Opinion.  Your story may appear (without your name) on their website.  Care Opinion will then share the story with adult and older services teams within Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership and we will be able to respond to the feedback you share, but Care Opinion does not reveal your identity to us.

This service is independent of Fife Council and Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership.

For more information about Care Opinion and how your story is handled, visit  You can also read the FAQs sheet available in our Publications section below.

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Social Work Enquiries
Tel: 03451 55 15 03
Online: Social Work - Contact Us

Emergency Out of Hours Social Work Services
Tel: 03451 550099
By Post: New City House 1 Edgar Street Dunfermline Fife KY12 7EP