Having a bleeding disorder can get expensive. On these pages you can find out what sort of help and support you might be entitled to.
Most NHS treatment is free, although there can be charges for some things. Some people are entitled to help with these charges. There is a quick check on the UK Government website (it still works for those in Scotland) and more detailed information called Help with Health Costs on the Scottish Government website.
Welfare and Benefits
Making sure you get all the support you are entitled to often requires specialist support. To find out more about how to get expert advice please visit the Health and Welfare Benefits page.
To find out more about the benefits which are being devolved to Scotland from the UK Government please visit the Scottish Welfare Payment page.
Discounts and Grants
From time to time our fantastic members let us know about schemes they’ve been able to get help from or places that offer discounts. Have a look at our Discounts and Grants page for details.
Concessions on Buses
You may be entitled to a National Entitlement Card (NEC) which offers you free travel on buses. To find out more, please visit Transport Scotland.
Concession on Leisure Centres
Edinburgh Leisure offer a range of concessionary options for older adults aged 65 and over, young adults under 18, full-time students and those in receipt of disability benefits or on income support. Find out more.
We’ll add more information for other leisure centres in other local authority areas.
Joining Haemophilia Scotland is free and entitles you to attend a wide range of events throughout the year. Haemophilia Scotland events are free to members.
Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme
Many of our community were infected in the 1970s and 1980s with hepatitis C and/or HIV through treatment with contaminated blood products. The Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme (SIBSS) provides support to people who were infected, as well as members of their immediate family. Find out who is eligible for support and what support is available on their website.