Help and Advice
Information on who you should contact on local and national government issues is given on the who to contact page. Other useful contacts offering help and advice on a wide range of issues from benefits to water supply are included on the organisations page.
A very useful resource giving advice on a wide range of issues is the Citizens Advice Bureaux Adviceguide website.
If you are an Edinburgh West constituent and have a child with special needs, John Barrett has prepared a Special Needs Pack which you may find useful. To apply for a pack please contact the constituency office or use the online form. As the pack will be tailored to your needs, we will require some information on your particular situation.
In most cases, your MP or MSP is best able to provide help or advice if a number of other steps have been taken first. If you have a problem with a company, organisation or agency, in the first instance you should normally contact them directly (keeping a copy of all correspondence). If your problem is still not resolved, then many organisations have a complaints procedure; and if this doesn't resolve the problem there may be an industry watchdog or similar group which can look into your problem.
If you wish to raise an issue with John Barrett, you can get in touch by phone, email or post.
Phone: 0131 339 0339 (constituency office)
Post: John Barrett MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, or
Constituency Office, 1a Drum Brae Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 8TE
If you would like to arrange a meeting, John holds regular surgeries in the constituency.