Unit 2, The Quadrangle, 59 Ruchill Street, Glasgow G20 9PX
Addaction is the largest provider of drug and alcohol support services in Scotland. The East Dunbartonshire Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) service provides a lunch club and volunteering opportunities with Addaction.
The ARBD Lunch Club is a service which offers social support for adults aged 40 and over with a diagnosis of Alcohol Related Brain Damage and who live in the East Dunbartonshire area. The weekly group aims to increase social activity, provide a healthy nutritious meal and improve participants overall wellbeing.
Addaction have a robust volunteer application and induction process should you be interested in volunteering with Addaction.
20-23 Woodside Place, Glasgow, G3 7QF
Alba Psychology provides Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychology Services. Alba Psychology offer assessment and rehabilitation services for individuals who have experienced a brain injury. They offer expert witness services within the Medico-legal field. In addition to brain injury services, Alba Psychology provides similar input to individuals with mental health difficulties which have developed following an accident or similar circumstances. Alba Psychology has a number of clinicians and are able to offer independent assessment and treatment within the umbrella of our organisation. The main office is based in Glasgow with anadditional office in London Victoria.
55 Hunter Street, Glasgow G4 0UP
The ARBD team work to maximise the recovery for individuals who have experienced recent onset of alcohol-related brain damage.
The team provides a structured package of changing the way people think about alcohol and works alongside the client’s care manager. The team will also provide support and advice on treatment and care planning for those with a longer standing diagnosis.
Where individuals are seen to be experiencing cognitive difficulties (difficulties in processing information, including such mental tasks as attention, thinking and memory) the team can provide:
The ARBD Team are a resource and do not seek to replace current services for the treatment and care of individuals with ARBD who sit across all care group settings.
c/o ABI service, Cairnmhor Resource Centre, Dumbarton Joint Hospital, Cardross Road, Dumbarton, G82 5JA
B.I.E.N. stands for the Brain Injury Experience Network. This is a user-led group, which means that people with a brain injury decide what the group does. The group meets once a month and in addition arrange group activities, such as fishing trips and bus trips.
Members of BIEN connect with each other through a common understanding. BIEN is open to adults living in the West Dunbartonshire area who have experienced an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Anyone who has an ABI is invited to attend the meeting as it offers a supportive and safe environment for people to talk about their own experiences.
BING is an informal network of organisations who work with people with acquired brain injury. It is open to people from services provided in the West of Scotland area-
not specifically from Glasgow.
It acts as a communication forum for brain injury services and has:
• an email group for information and communication
• a meeting every two months with the opportunity to find out about a specific service and to network with other services.
It aims to:
• help improve the pathways that people move through after a brain injury
• raise awareness of which services people can access
• build relationships between the different organisations and sectors involved in care and support
• consider any local and national strategies which affect the care and support of people with a brain injury
1161 Springburn Road, Glasgow, G21 1UU
Eastfields is registered with the Care Inspectorate and offers 12 beds for long-stay care or transitional living with a view to community integration.
1161 Springburn Road, Glasgow, G21 1UU
Graham Anderson House, run by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, provides rehabilitation, assessment and treatment following a brain injury. It has a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team which provides 24-hour nursing care. They work with service users and follow the neurobehavioural approach to enable people to maximise participation in meaningful social lives.
Canal Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1QY
Campsie Neurological Care Centre in Kirkintilloch, is a specialist residential 22 bed centre providing three services: complex disability management, neuropalliative care and respite care.
Campsie has been designed to care for adults who are medically stable, with a range of neurological conditions. The centre provides long-term person-centred care and support for adults with Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and spinal injuries.
Campsie believes that when people are involved as equal partners in the assessing and planning of their care to ensure that it meets their specific requirements, better outcomes are achieved for both the individual and their families. This person-centred approach to care planning is a key element in the daily life of the centre. Each individual will be assessed on their own personal capabilities and this will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Families are a significant and vital aspect of care planning and will be included in all on-going decisions in people’s care.
Throughout their stay, patients are encouraged to make individual choices about all aspects of life at the centre and to be as independent as possible.
Services are offered to people with either an acquired brain injury (ABI) or complex neurological condition.
Glasgow Hub, Berkeley House, 285 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JL
Capability Scotland Community Living Services South and West supports individuals to live as independently as possible in their own home. The service is for adults and children with a range of disabilities including learning and/or physical disabilities, sensory impairments, epilepsy, acquired brain injury and mental health problems.
The service can provide you with as much or as little support as you need to manage your own home and access resources in the local community such as:
The Community Living Service can also provide help with daily living activities such as personal care, budgeting, shopping, cooking and attending medical appointments. They can also help arrange holidays and short breaks for customers who are already supported by the service.
Currently the service provides support to people living in the Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow areas but is open to people out with these areas.
Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH
Carers Link supports carers of all ages, including young carers, who live in East Dunbartonshire, or care for someone who lives in the area. We offer a listening ear and tailored support which can include information, advocacy, one-to-one support and sessions and groups for carers.
Our office hours are 8:30am to 5pm and there is always someone who will be able to talk to you by phone or in person. They can also arrange appointments outwith office hours if required.
Suites 5 - 7, McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XF
Ceartas Advocacy at the request of a service user, joined forces with Headway Glasgow in 2011 to open ABI Café, which now takes place on the first Thursday of the month at the Kirkintilloch Baptist Church.
Over recent years ABI Café has established itself as a place where people with an ABI can meet regularly for vital information and support in East Dunbartonshire. Ceartas provides advocacy and operational support to co-ordinate, promote and organise the café whilst Headway offers the specialist support and training required in ABI: together they answer questions on ABI, local services, rehabilitation, benefits, and respite care.
ABI Café provides a friendly and enjoyable environment where people with a brain injury can meet with others who are going through similar struggles and experiences. Friendship, understanding and peer support have all played a crucial role in the development of the café.
The group discuss topics or suggest invited speakers and are actively encourage to participate. Some of the speakers represent the NHS, CAB, other local organisations and professionals.
Each year the group also hosts an annual ABI Seminar which focuses on a particular topic in relation to an ABI, again that the group feel is important or relevant.
Self referral or drop in service Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
West Glasgow ACH, Dalnair Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ
The Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury provides person-centred goal-oriented community rehabilitation for adults living in the old Greater Glasgow NHS Board area with cognitive, psychological and communication difficulties as a result of an acquired brain injury.
This service is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist and clinical psychologists.
The Acquired Brain Injury Liaison Service is an early contact, information, advice and signposting service for patients with an acquired brain injury in hospitals in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde areas.
The Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury has an open referral system.
The Pearce Institute, 840–860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Community Veterans Support currently provide four drop in centres across Glasgow, for veterans suffering from both mental and physical injuries. Many also have addiction issues and many are in need of housing. The organisation provides help and support on anything they might need to access whilst in a period of recovery.
Community Veterans Support run two workshops, one for woodworking and one for bike refurbishment and repair; they also run a gardening service.
They offer a veterans drop-in service for help and support to those who have served from 9pm -5pm Monday to Friday.
Castlemilk Sports Centre, 10 Dougrie Road, Glasgow G45 9NF
Different Strokes was launched for the purposes of active self-help and mutual support. The Glasgow Exercise group assists younger stroke survivors to:
The group meets on Sundays from 2pm to 3pm at Castlemilk Sports Centre in Glasgow.
2 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 1RW
Digby Brown is Scotland’s largest personal injury practice. From our seven offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr, we cover the length and breadth of the country. Our expertise in personal injury law, particularly in the fields of serious head and spinal injury is widely acknowledged. Digby Brown is ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury in Scotland by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Legal 500.
In cases of traumatic brain injury a specialist solicitor is vital. Seeking rightful and fair compensation after the accident is just one aspect of the package of measures which needs to be considered and implemented to try and ensure that the process of rehabilitation and adjustment can start.
We can immediately provide advice and support on statutory benefits and how to access local authority social services through our in-house welfare rights service. We can make a real difference by arranging private rehabilitation, by assessing housing needs and, most importantly, implementation of care and case management regimes where required.
Suites 129-134, Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow G2 6HJ
Epilepsy Connections offers a variety of projects and services within the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire & Arran health board areas and provides information, advice and support to anyone living with epilepsy, their families, friends, unpaid carers and the professionals working with them.
Epilepsy Connections provides:
48 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1JL
Epilepsy Scotland provides support and information to the 55,000 people affected by epilepsy in Scotland with the following services:
CodeBase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9DZ
Euan’s Guide makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to go. Euansguide.com is the disabled access review website where disabled people, their family, friends and carers can find and share reviews on the accessibility of places around the UK and beyond. It’s an invaluable tool for everything from planning somewhere to take the kids at the weekend to picking a last minute place for lunch.
We all want to get out there and enjoy life, and having good quality disabled access information inspires confidence and removes fear of the unknown. With good accessibility information being so hard to find, one review is often enough to encourage others to visit. Reviews are also sent to venue owners and this can be a positive and powerful opportunity for education and change.
The charity was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald MBE, a powerchair user and his sister Kiki after Euan was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and a lack of disabled access made everyday experiences stressful. By breaking down the barriers of exclusion with the help of other people in the same situation, Euan’s Guide hopes to make the world more accessible one review at a time.
Fairway Advocacy provides free independent one-to-one professional advocacy to those with neurological conditions, including acquired brain injury, residing in the west of Scotland. The service offers support for those who have difficulties having their voice heard by authorities such as housing, social work, health professionals, employer, care provider, educator, local authority and many more. Fairway Advocacy is the only advocacy service funded solely to support those with neurological conditions.
Fairway Advocacy also provides education workshops on advocacy, the role of self-advocacy to individuals and the organisations/charities that represent them. The organisation is currently funded to compile for publication a guide to self-advocacy for those elsewhere in Scotland unable to obtain access their service.
Fairway Advocacy is actively campaigning for legislative change to allow statutory access to independent advocacy for all with neurological and other physical conditions.
Glasgow Green, Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow G40 1AT
Free Wheel North is a disability cycling charity which helps people of all ages and abilities to get active and ride bikes. Free Wheel North has a dedicated track on Glasgow Green and people can come down and use their adapted bikes for £1 per person.
Free Wheel North has two centres
The base at Glasgow Green has the following:
Free Wheel North has a new facility at the White House, where they have:
Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road G4 0BA
Giraffe Healthcare have developed Web-Based Physiotherapy, a platform for the delivery and remote monitoring of personalised physiotherapy programmes for people with long-term conditions (neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopaedicor palliative care). The platform, consisting of exercise and education/advice sections, reduces the need for regular face-to-face consultations, supports longer-term follow-up and provides the flexibility for clients to do their individualised programme at a convenient time and location.
Web-Based Physiotherapy, is evidence-based, developed by experienced clinical and research physiotherapists working closely with client groups and clinicians. Web-Based Physiotherapy is as effective as traditional physiotherapy programmes in terms of clinical outcomes and improves the patient experience. From a service perspective, Web-Based Physiotherapy has the potential to increase patient throughput and reduce waiting lists.
St Andrews by the Green, 33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow G1 5PR
Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) is an independent Scottish charity that provides community-based support to people in Glasgow. The services and opportunities offered help people who are recovering from mental health problems to live the lives that they want to live. They also support carers of people in recovery, including young carers.
117-127 Brook Street, Glasgow G40 3AP
Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living is run by disabled people for disabled people. They are an established disabled people’s organisation with many years of experience supporting people to receive the support they need in a way that suits them.
If you are eligible for social care services you can now have greater choice and control over how you receive these services. Support can be tailored to your individual needs and wishes.
This is called Self-directed Support.
GCIL and their two Take Control services in S. Lanarkshire and E. Dunbartonshire provide information and assistance to anyone who would like to know more about Self-directed Support or who is receiving a Self-directed Support personal budget.
Contact Take Control S. Lanarkshire by calling 01698 892372 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Take Control E. Dunbartonshire by calling 0141 776 2219 or emailing email@example.com
130 Langton Road, Glasgow G53 5DP
Carers Scotland Act 2016 places a duty of Care on the NHS and Social work services to support those in our communities that are providing Care for Families and friends.
We provide six key services;
2nd floor, 14 North Claremont St, Glasgow G3 7LE
Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) deliver a range of services to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs. Services are confidential and free at the point of contact. GCA offer advice, information, counselling, groupwork, support, prevention, education and training.
The free helpline 0808 802 9000 offers help, advice and information for individuals and their families experiencing alcohol related issues.
301, The White Studios, Templeton Business Centre, Templeton Court, Glasgow G40 1DA
Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) is an organisation run by and for disabled people and has a membership of over 4500. GDA has, by far, the biggest groundswell of disabled members in Scotland, if not the UK.
GDA’s free, accessible learning and events bring people together to build confidence and connections while supporting each other to tackle barriers, access information and services and unlock new opportunities. They connect you to a network of peer support - sharing experiences with others in the same boat and identifying barriers, solutions and plans for the future.
It’s free to join and attend courses. Transport can be provided within the Greater Glasgow area, personal assistants to help you take part and lunch.
GDA makes sure disabled people’s voices and expertise are at the heart of tackling the barriers we face, and working with partner agencies to plan solutions.
220 High Street, Glasgow G4 0QW
Area-based services teams, aligned to the three city planning areas, play a key role in community renewal and regeneration – working with partner agencies to contribute to the social renewal agenda at local level.
The main work of the area services teams is about encouraging and supporting individuals to participate regularly in cultural and sporting activity. They identify the local needs of individuals and communities and then develop activities that meet those local needs. Examples of this include: disability sports and diversity programmes, play programmes, youth programmes, Glasgow Young Scot & Kidz Cards, community learning (Adults), community capacity building, community facilities and community libraries.
Speakability Self-Help Groups are run by and for people with aphasia-language-loss following stroke, head injury or other neurological condition.
Allowing people to support each other, share experiences, make new friends, rebuild self-confidence and develop new skills. You will have the opportunity to practise total communication using words, drawing, pictures and gesture. Everyone understands aphasia and encourages each other in their recovery.
Speakability Self-Help Groups raise awareness of aphasia in the local community and raise funds to support group meetings, activities and outings.
The Glasgow club meets every third Thursday of the month between 2pm and 4pm at The Macmillan Room, Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
Please get in touch to check details of meeting dates, times and venue as things do change.
Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU
Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a partnership to help those who are serving, or have served in the Armed Forces. This service is also available to their immediate family and carers.
Glasgow’s Helping Heroes can help you get advice and information on:
All advice is free and confidential.
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP
Headway Glasgow works with people with acquired brain injury, their families and carers in the Glasgow area. The charity aim to provide:
Headway Glasgow are a small, independent Scottish charity which is also affiliated to the wider Headway movement.
Headway Glasgow is unique in brain injury services in Glasgow in offering long term peer support and in being a user-led service.
Please contact Headway Glasgow if you want to find out more about the charity or about brain injury.
C/o Headway Glasgow, The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP
The Glasgow Young Persons Group works with people with acquired brain injury (ABI) in the age range of 18-30 years old.
For a young person living with an ABI, making connections with other young people that understand the changes is an important part of recovery. The Young Persons Group was formed recently to provide much wanted support, information and access to social activities.
It meets twice a month as either a social group for meals out, cinema screenings or just to try something new; or as a discussion group, which enables members to share experiences and issues related to being a younger person living with an ABI and to seek ways of overcoming challenges.
C/o Wishaw Volunteer Centre, 84 Main St, Wishaw ML2 7AB
Headway North Lanarkshire is a therapeutic peer support group for anyone in the North Lanarkshire area who has suffered an acquired brain injury.
The group also welcomes anyone caring for a family member, relative or friend who has a brain injury to come along and share their experiences, or to take some time out from their caring responsibilities.
Headway North Lanarkshire meets once a week on Thursday between 12 noon and 3.00pm in The Volunteer Centre’s Church Building, Kenilworth Avenue, Wishaw.
The group offer recreational activities including:
The drop-in groups are run on an informal basis and provide an opportunity to meet and talk to others facing similar situations.
“A problem shared, is a problem halved.”
C/o The Burnbank Centre, Burnbank, Hamilton ML3 0NQ
Headway South Lanarkshire is a therapeutic peer support group for anyone in the South Lanarkshire area who has suffered an acquired brain injury.
The group also welcomes anyone caring for a family member, relative or friend who has a brain injury, to come along and share their experiences, or to take some time out from their caring responsibilities.
Headway South Lanarkshire meets once a week on Tuesdays between 6.00pm and 8.00pm in the Burnbank Centre, Burnbank, Hamilton, ML3 0NA.
The group offers recreational activities including:
The drop-in groups are run on an informal basis and provide an opportunity to meet and talk to others facing similar situations.
“A problem shared, is a problem halved.”
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1BR
I Am Me Scotland work in partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of and tackle disability hate crime. They have two key initiatives; the award winning Keep Safe initiative and #MakeaDifferenceScotland.
Keep Safe is a national network of safe places that anyone can use to seek assistance if they feel lost, scared or vulnerable while out in the community. Premises will receive free training and must have two members of staff present at all times. There are currently over 800 Keep Safe places across Scotland, which can be found on the Keep Safe Scotland app or I Am Me Scotland website.
#MakeaDifferenceScotland is our primary school education program that focuses on early intervention and prevention. It involves bespoke lesson plans from nursery to primary 7 that prompt discussion with pupils around disabilities, bullying, hate crime and mental health.
Ground Floor, Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park, Livingston EH54 6GA
The ILF Scotland 2015 Fund is designed to support individuals who have complex disabilities to live independently. The funding makes a positive difference to the lives of recipients.
The new ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments.
The purpose of the Fund is to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 25 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people.
Larkfield Unit, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Larkfield Road, Greenock PA16 0XN
This service is for people who have a complex physical disability including brain injury, who are between the ages of 16-64 years, who are living within Inverclyde and who are registered with a General Practitioner.
Inverclyde physical disability rehabilitation service aims to:
The team includes:
Inverclyde physical disability rehabilitation service can offer help, advice and specialist therapy in a variety of areas:
They have an open referral system – referrals via the Inverclyde Single Point of Access system: Single Point of Access Inverclyde Centre for Independent Living, 10-16 Gibshill Road, Greenock, PA15 2UP Tel. 01475 714 350
Watermark Park, Pavilion 7 , 325 Govan Rd , Glasgow, G51 2SE
Strengthening Voices, Making Choices aims to maximise independence and quality of life of young people aged 18-35, based in Glasgow and surrounding areas, who possess an acquired brain injury (ABI) or neurological condition. The service has been developed to meet the ongoing rehabilitation needs of young people, once they are discharged from hospital.
Our multi-disciplinary team will deliver workshops and activities which will support the young person and their family to adjust to their lives with an ABI/neurological condition. Examples of sessions delivered are:
Additionally we support the young person to broaden their range of social contact by encouraging them to engage in further group sessions and consider moving forward onto community activities, volunteering and further education.
Referrals can be completed by yourself over the phone, in person, by email/letter or through our Facebook page. You can also be referred from any service you may be involved in such as: NHS, Health and Social Care etc.
Pavillion 7, Watermark Park, 325 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 2SE
The Bellahouston Garden Project is run by Momentum to support people with brain injury who can find it difficult to reintegrate with their community or return to work.
The project allows people access to a large garden area where they can become involved in the running and maintenance of the garden, supported by a Momentum staff member.
Murdostoun Castle, Newmains, Wishaw ML2 9BY
Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre provides rehabilitation, treatment, care and support for adults (18+ years) and adolescents (16-18 years) with a brain injury or other complex neurological conditions.
There are two facilities within the grounds:
111 Balcarres Avenue, Glasgow G12 0QW
The neuro physiotherapists at NeuroPhysio Scotland provide a service in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness and the surrounding areas. NeuroPhysio Scotland visit patients in their own homes or arrange visits to specialist clinics.
NeuroPhysio Scotland treatments can help people who have a neurological condition achieve their personal goals of maximum fitness, function and quality of life:
Law House, Airdrie Road, Carluke ML8 5EP
The service provides assessment and rehabilitation for adults with traumatic and acquired brain injury. The team offers occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and clinical psychology. Rehabilitation is mainly provided in the community e.g. in patient’s own home, work place, school or college or community venue, however the team will also assess and support patients with brain injury during their admission to the acute hospital sites. The service also offers assessment and treatment for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states.
67 John Street, Helensburgh G84 9JZ
Novo Therapy & Care are expert occupational therapists who can provide immediate needs reports, case management for complex cases and occupational therapy assessment and treatment programmes. Working with architects and equipment suppliers they advise on new build or property alteration projects and assess and purchase large and small equipment on behalf of clients.
Novo Therapy & Care also provide assessments for benefit appeal claims and carry out functional capacity evaluations to assist clients to return to work. They work in partnership with an independent trauma psychologist who provides detailed assessment and intervention alongside our rehabilitation programmes. Novo covers the whole of Scotland and the North of England.
OPAL is a free information and advice service for people in East Dunbartonshire. OPAL is a single point of contact for people that might need additional care or support: people with long-term health conditions, people who are carers; people with disabilities; older people and their families and friends; or for groups or organisations that work with these people.
West Area Office, The Standard Building, 94 Hope Street, Floor 6/1, Glasgow, G2 6QB
In Glasgow Penumbra operates an Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) Supported Living Service. Penumbra work with people in the city who have ARBD to offer them support which allows them to live in their own homes. Penumbra staff engage with each individual’s needs, covering issues including daily living skills, health issues, social activities, education and employment.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF
The PDRU is a purpose built specialist unit in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The service aims to rehabilitate people with physical disabilities (typically resulting from a neurological condition) using a patient-centred goal setting approach. Rehabilitation will often involve several members of their multidisciplinary team and will aim to improve their patients’ quality of life and everyday functioning in a way that is meaningful to them. The PDRU team includes a number of professional disciplines, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, clinical neuropsychology, nursing and rehabilitation medical staff.
The unit provides a range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services – please contact the PDRU for more information on the services currently on offer.
Referrals come from acute inpatient wards across several health boards in the west of Scotland, as well as from the community.
The Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre, Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP
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Spinners Gate, Maxwellton Road, Paisley PA1 2RH
Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service provides support for 17-64 years olds living in the Renfrewshire Council area who have experiences an acquired brain injury.
People eligible for the service are those who have experienced an acquired brain injury. Some examples of this include:
Quarriers provide brain injury awareness and strategies to help individuals on a day-to-day basis and set realistic goals by working with the person, their family and carers either within groups or on a one-to-one basis to overcome the short and long terms effects of their injury.
Quarriers work with statutory, health and social services to supplement existing support to:
They also have support workers that cover Self Directed Support packages for people with brain injuries.
Quarriers Glasgow Homelife Supported Living Service, 252 Keppochhill Road, Glasgow G21 1HG
Quarriers Glasgow Supported living provides support for 12 people who have an acquired brain injury who either live independently or with families and young children. Their age range can be from 20 to 70 years of age.
Quarriers work in conjunction with discharge teams, e.g. Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, Headway and any other available services for the people we support.
Individual’s hours of support can vary from 4 hours per day to 24 hours support, and they provide a range of person centred support.
Quarriers Glasgow Supported Living accept referrals from social work or individuals and they would be happy to discuss individual requirements.
Unit 55 Embroidery Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 1TJ
The Renfrewshire Carers Centre offer free, confidential support and advice to carers. People can self-refer by telephone into the Centre in the Embroidery Mill in Paisley. A member of staff will be available to help.
The Renfrewshire Carers Centre provides a wide range of social and leisure activities throughout the year.
SHIMS is a self-help music group formed by musicians who have for whatever reason sustained a head/brain injury. They are volunteer run and there is no cost to join. The group meet regularly in North Ayrshire and welcome new members.
Recently they have been involved with the Largs Players to produce a musical called Invisible. This has been well received and they have staged this musical in various places from Largs, Irvine, Paisley and Linlithgow.
They hope to continue through 2019 with other performances and welcome any interest from any other groups who would like to stage the musical within their organisation.
There is a review on the Shims home page www.shimsgroup.co.uk
Cambuslang Social Work Office, Main Street, G72 7EX
The purpose of this service is to enable people to become as independent as possible in their home, workplace and community.
Types of support available may include:
CHSS, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ
There are a number of Stroke Support Groups across Glasgow and West Central Scotland. They are as individual as the people who run them, reflecting local interests and diversity. The principle of Community Stroke Groups is to support their members to participate in and enjoy activities in their local community.
These self-managed groups are affiliated to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) though not provided directly by the charity. CHSS provides dedicated support to the community stroke groups, offering advice and guidance. Details of each group can be found on the CHSS website.
Cumbrae House (2nd floor), 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP
The Advocacy Project is an independent, human rights-based organisation which believes that everyone has the right to take part fully in society.
The service operates across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire and is independent of any other service provider, like care services, social work or the NHS.
The Advocacy Project provide support to adults who have a disability:
The service is free and confidential.
Referrals are prioritised for adults impacted by:
The Advocacy Project are an ‘issue based service’ and support adults who are experiencing issues which are adversely impacting on their quality of life, their right to freedom, dignity, choice and control.
They also support service user involvement and participation through our Engagement and Involvement Service and operate a Third Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crime.
If the service is unable to assist, they will endeavour to support and signpost you to an appropriate service.
Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farbourough, Hampshire GU14 7PA
The Brain Tumour Charity has a Glasgow support group which is held at Maggie’s Glasgow and meets on the first Tuesday of every month. The meeting starts at 1.30pm until approximately 3.00pm and is aimed at patients, families and friends of anyone diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The address for the Glasgow support group is: Maggie’s Glasgow, Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN.
Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7PA
The Brain Tumour Charity holds a Lanarkshire support group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 3.30pm.
Meetings are held at Maggie’s Lanarkshire, Monklands Hospital, The Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Airdrie, Lanarkshire ML6 0JS
20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides the only residential assessment and treatment centre in Scotland for adults with epilepsy.
It is an Independent Hospital operated by Quarriers charity providing services to patients and clinicians across Scotland. The modern 12 bed in-patient facility provides flexible, patient-centred residential assessment for adults aged 16 years and over.
The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre offer multidisciplinary in-patient assessment to people with complex diagnostic and treatment needs. The centre provides clinical review and diagnostic assessment such as EEG, ambulatory EEG and videotelemetry besides the ability to initiate or withdraw medication in a safe monitored environment. The centre also provides outpatient and telemedicine clinics.
The team consists of a consultant neurologist, a consultant neuropsychiatrist, clinical physiologists and nursing staff.
123 West Street, Glasgow G5 8BA
The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre offers a safe, confidential service which will support and encourage people to find ways of making their substance misuse less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life.
Everyone who attends the Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre can have an initial assessment of their circumstances completed and a personalised care plan drawn up. Individuals can also obtain advice about other community based organisations which can provide longer term care to suit their needs.
The centre is based in Tradeston and offers a range of support services 24 hours a day.
2 Queens Crescent, Glasgow G4 9BW
Visibility Scotalnd is a charity working across Scotland, delivering a range of holistic services and support to people living with visual impairment. Visibility Scotland supports children and adults to make their own choices and live their lives fully, confidently and independently. At Visibility Scotland we believe that you don’t need sight to have vision!
There are many ways that Visibility Scotland can help, support or advise you or your family member. If your vision has been affected by stroke or head injury, its “Neurosight” project might be able to help.
Cairnmhor Resource Centre, Joint Hopsital, Cardross Road, Dumbarton G82 5JA
The aim of the Aquired Brain Injury Service is to provide a service to adults over the age of 16 who are living within the West Dunbartonshire area and where acquired brain injury (ABI) is the primary issue affecting their quality of life. This community based service provides care management, assessment, support, education and advice.
The ABI Team consists of an ABI service co-ordinator, social worker, neuropsychologist, assistant psychologist and ABI support worker.