Tommy Sheppard | MP for Edinburgh East

My constituency offices are closed but my team are working remotely in order to deal with casework.  The best way to get in touch is to email us at

The current situation with COVID-19 means that I am experiencing a high volume of emails. You will receive a response however this may take longer than usual and my team and I are prioritising those with a specific or urgent need.  

The following websites and helplines have the most up to date guidance and advice: 

NHS Inform:

Support and funding for businesses:

Coronavirus General Helpline (If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information): 0800 028 2816

Elderly People Helpline (Age Scotland): 0800 12 44 222

Business Support Helpline (Scottish Government): 0300 303 0660

Mental Health Helpline (Breathing Space Scotland): 0800 83 85 87

Employers Helpline (Healthy Work Lives): 0800 019 2211

LGBT Health and Wellbeing Helping (LGBT Helpline Scotland): 0300 123 2523

Parents Helpline (Parentline Scotland): 0800 28 22 33

Housing Helpline (Shelter Scotland): 0808 800 4444

Domestic Abuse Helpline (Domestic Violence Helpline): 0800 027 1234

Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02

CAB Universal Credit helpline: 0800 023 2581 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Scotland: