Addaction: East Dunbartonshire Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD)

Unit 2, The Quadrangle, 59 Ruchill Street, Glasgow G20 9PX


Tel.: 0141 221 3382 Email: info@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk/services/east-dunbartonshire-alcohol-related-brain-damage-arbd

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Alba Psychology

20-23 Woodside Place, Glasgow, G3 7QF


Tel.: 0141 266 0010 Email: info@albapsychology.co.uk
Website: www.albapsychology.co.uk

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 have a number of clinicians and are able to offer independent assessment and treatment within the umbrella of our organisation. Our main office is based in Glasgow, and we have an additional office in London Victoria.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Alcohol Related Brain Damage Team (ARBD Team)

55 Hunter Street, Glasgow G4 0UP


Tel.: 0141 553 2937 Email: grant.brand@sw.glasgow.gov.uk
Website: www.nhsggc.org.uk/locations/other/alcohol-related-brain-damage-team

The alcohol related brain damage 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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

BIEN (Brain Injury Experience Network)

c/o ABI service, Cairnmhor Resource Centre, Dumbarton Joint Hospital, Cardross Road, Dumbarton, G82 5JA


Tel.: 01389 776499 Email: enquiries.braininjury@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Website: www.wdhscp.org.uk/adults-with-disabilities/acquired-brain-injury/bien-group

​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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Brain Injury Network Group (BING)


Tel.: Email: binglasgow@gmail.com
Website:

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 City area.

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.
• To raise awareness of which services people can access.
• To build relationships between the different organisations and sectors involved in people’s care and support.
• To consider any local and national strategies which affect the care and support of people with a brain injury.


How to access this service: Email using the contact details above to attend the meetings or be added to the list for minutes and information which comes from the group.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust: Eastfields Units

1161 Springburn Road, Glasgow, G21 1UU


Tel.: 0141 404 6065 Email: gahadmin@thedtgroup.org
Website: www.birt.co.uk

Eastfields is registered with the Care Inspectorate and offers 12 beds for long stay care or transitional living with a view to community integration.

Four - Nursing beds designed to manage challenging behaviour and complex needs.

Eight - Self contained flats, for those who challenge service provision, require on going MDT input and meaningful structure to their day. All units are fully staffed 24/7


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust: Graham Anderson House

Graham Anderson House, 1161 Springburn Road, Glasgow, G21 1UU


Tel.: 0141 404 6060 Email: gahadmin@thedtgroup.org
Website: www.thedtgroup.org/brain-injury/our-services/graham-anderson-house

Graham Anderson House, run by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, provides​ rehabilitation, assessment and treatment following a brain injury. They have a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team and provide 24 hour nursing care. They work with service users and follow the neurobehavioural approach to enable people to maximise participation in meaningful social lives.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Campsie Neurological Care Centre

Canal Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1QY


Tel.: 0141 775 3756 Email: jacqueline.ohalloran@lifeways.co.uk
Website: http://www.lifeways.co.uk/service/campsie-glasgow

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.

We believe 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 elements in the daily life at out 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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Capability Scotland Community Living Services

Glasgow Hub, Berkeley House, 285 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JL


Tel.: 0141 433 8714 Email: sheena.macleod@capability-scotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.capability-scotland.org.uk/care-and-support/care-and-support/support-for-independent-living/community-living-services-south-west/

Capability Scotland’s 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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Carers Link East Dumbartonshire

Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH


Tel.: 0141 955 2131 / 0800 975 2131 Email: enquiry@carerslink.org.uk
Website: www.carerslink.org.uk

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Ceartas Advocacy / ABI Café

Suites 5 - 7, McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XF


Tel.: 0141 775 0433 Email: info@ceartas.org.uk
Website: www.ceartas.org.uk

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 we actively encourage their participation. Some of the speakers represent the NHS, CAB, other local organisations and professionals.

Each year the group also host 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


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury

West Glasgow ACH, Dalnair Street, Yorkhill, Glasgow G3 8SJ


Tel.: 0141 201 0299 Email:
Website: www.nhsggc.org.uk/locations/health-centresclinics/community-treatment-centre-for-brain-injury

​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 area.

The Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury has an open referral system. Enquiries can be made by telephone on 0141 300 6313.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Community Veterans Support - Coming Home Centre

The Pearce Institute, 840–860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU


Tel.: 0141 237 8830 Email: support@cominghomecentre.org
Website: https://www.cominghomecentre.org/

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Different Strokes - Glasgow Exercise Group

Castlemilk Sports Centre, 10 Dougrie Road, Glasgow G45 9NF


Tel.: 0141 569 3200 Email: glasgow@differentstrokes.co.uk
Website: www.differentstrokes.co.uk/index.php/exercisegroups

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Digby Brown Solicitors

2 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 1RW


Tel.: 0333 200 5925 Email: chris.stewart@digbybrown.co.uk
Website: www.digbybrown.co.uk

​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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Epilepsy Connections

100 Wellington Street, Glasgow G2 6DH


Tel.: 0141 248 4125 Email: info@epilepsyconnections.org.uk
Website: www.epilepsyconnections.org.uk

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:


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Epilepsy Scotland (Glasgow)

48 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1JL


Tel.: 0141 427 4911 Email: contact@epilepsyscotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

​Epilepsy Scotland provides information and support to anyone affected by epilepsy via phone, social media, email, or face to face in our Glasgow office.

We run a national confidential helpline 0808 800 2200 providing information, support and a listening ear. We can provide a variety of information leaflets about epilepsy, and can signpost to local services and support groups.

Our Welfare Rights service offers help with benefit applications, to make initial enquiries phone 0141 427 4911.

Our Wellbeing project offers one to one support in our Glasgow office, access to professional counselling, mindfulness based relaxation classes, volunteering opportunities and a support group. Contact wellbeing@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or call 0141 427 4911 to find out more.

We can do schools awareness talks, for more information contact our youth worker on 0131 659 4730 or email kcameron@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.

And finally, we offer a wide range of training courses on epilepsy to suit your needs, contact our training officer on 0141 4274911 or email istewart@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Fairway Advocacy


Tel.: 01436 268 576 or 07415 652 525 Email: tim@fairwayadvocacy.org.uk
Website: www.fairwayadvocacy.org.uk

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 are 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 are actively campaigning for legislative change to allow statutory access to independent advocacy for all with neurological and other physical conditions.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Free Wheel North

Glasgow Green, Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow G40 1AT


Tel.: Glasgow Green: 07891 097 936 or the White House: 0141 946 3837 Email: info@freewheelnorth.org.uk
Website: www.freewheelnorth.org.uk

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 have 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:


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Giraffe Healthcare (CIC)

Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road G4 0BA


Tel.: 0141 331 8179 or 0141 331 8108 Email: elaine@giraffehealth.com or lorna@giraffehealth.com
Website: www.giraffehealth.com

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 reducing waiting lists.


How to access this service: Accessible via your Physiotherapist

Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH)

St Andrews by the Green, 33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow G1 5PR


Tel.: 0141 552 5592 Email: info@gamh.org.uk
Website: www.gamh.org.uk

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living

117 Brook Street, Glasgow G40 3AP


Tel.: 0141 550 4455 Email: gcil@gcil.org.uk
Website: www.gcil.org.uk

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) is run by disabled people for disabled people. GCIL is committed to promoting independent living by assisting disabled people to challenge barriers and make informed choices. GCIL do this by delivering a range of high quality services that aim to equip disabled people with the information, skills, and support necessary to control their own lives. Their Services include:


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Glasgow City Carers Partnership


Tel.: 0141 353 6504 Email: info@glasgowcarersinformation.org.uk
Website: www.yoursupportglasgow.org

​Access to service and support is through a one stop shop approach known as the Carers Pathway. The Carers Pathway gives carers from all care groups access to a range of services and support including income maximisation, emotional support, short breaks, advocacy, training, information, advice and peer support. Health checks are offered to carers through Carer Information Strategy staff located in the carer teams.

The Carers Partnership seeks to deliver a preventative and anticipatory approach, developing a carers pathway which seeks to identify family and parent carers at the point of diagnosis and to provide them with a range of opportunities, information, knowledge and coping strategies to support their caring role.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above or ask your GP to refer you electronically.

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

2nd floor, 14 North Claremont St, Glasgow G3 7LE


Tel.: 0141 353 1800 Email: info@glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org
Website: www.glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Glasgow Disability Alliance

301, The White Studios, Templeton Business Centre, Templeton Court, Glasgow G40 1DA


Tel.: 0141 556 7103 Email: info@gdaonline.co.uk
Website: www.gda.scot

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Glasgow Life

220 High Street, Glasgow G4 0QW


Tel.: 0141 287 4350 Email: info@glasgowlife.org.uk
Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk

​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: sports disability and diversity programmes, play programmes, youth programmes, Glasgow Young Scot & Kidz Cards, Community Learning (Adults), Community Capacity Building, Community Facilities and Community Libraries.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Glasgow Speakability Group


Tel.: 07703319220 Email: Maureen.hunter@stroke.org.uk
Website: https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/glasgow-speakability-group

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes

Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU


Tel.: 0141 276 7199 Email: glasgowshelpingheroes@glasgow.gov.uk
Website: www.sites.google.com/site/glasgowshelpingheroes/home

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Headway Glasgow

The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP


Tel.: 0141 332 8878 Email: info@headwayglasgow.org
Website: www.headwayglasgow.org

​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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Headway Glasgow Young Persons Group

C/o Headway Glasgow, The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP


Tel.: 0141 332 8878 Email: amy@headwayglasgow.org
Website: www.headwayglasgow.org/young-persons-group

The Headway Glasgow Young Persons Group works with people with acquired brain injury, in the age range of 18-30 years old.

For a young person living with an acquired brain injury, 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 acquired brain injury and to seek ways of overcoming challenges.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Headway North Lanarkshire

C/o Wishaw Volunteer Centre, 84 Main St, Wishaw ML2 7AB


Tel.: 07795 551232 Email: scotlandwest.regional.coordinator@headway.org.uk
Website: www.headway.org.uk

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.”


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Headway South Lanarkshire

C/o The Burnbank Centre, Burnbank, Hamilton ML3 0NQ


Tel.: 07795 551 232 Email: scotlandwest.regional.coordinator@headway.org.uk
Website: www.headway.org.uk

​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.”


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

ILF Scotland

Ground Floor, Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park, Livingston EH54 6GA


Tel.: 0300 200 2022 Email: enquiries@ilf.scot
Website: www.ilf.scot

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 21 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.


How to access this service: Apply online

Inverclyde Physical Disability Rehabilitation Service

Larkfield Unit, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Larkfield Road, Greenock PA16 0XN


Tel.: 01575 505 001 Email: Fiona.byng@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Website: www.inverclyde.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adults-older-people/physical-disability/inverclyde-centre-for-independent-living

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:

The team include:

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


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Momentum - Strengthening Voices, Making Choices

Watermark Park, Pavilion 7 , 325 Govan Rd , Glasgow, G51 2SE


Tel.: 0141 419 5299 Email: svmc@momentumscotland.org
Website: http://momentumskills.org.uk/our-services/service/strengthening-voices-making-choices

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Momentum Skills-Bellahouston Garden Project

Pavillion 7, Watermark Park, 325 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 2SE


Tel.: 07725 208 575 Email: JBuddie@MomentumSkills.org
Website: www.momentumskills.org.uk/our-services/service/glasgow-pathways-programme

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Neurological Care Centre

Murdostoun Castle, Newmains, Wishaw ML2 9BY


Tel.: 01698 384055 Email: murdostoun@huntercombe.com
Website: https://huntercombe.com/centres/murdostoun/

Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre provides rehabilitation, treatment, care and support for adults (18+ years) and adolescents (over 16 years) with a brain injury or other complex neurological conditions.

There are 2 facilities within the grounds:

Murdostoun’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre offers intense rehabilitation for adults in the post-acute phase following a brain injury through to transitional step-down independent supported living.

Murdostoun’s Neurological Care Centre offers long term care for adults with complex neurological conditions.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

NeuroPhysio Scotland

111 Balcarres Avenue, Glasgow G12 0QW


Tel.: 0141 255 0304 Email: info@neurophysioscotland.co.uk
Website: www.neurophysioscotland.co.uk

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:


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

NHS Lanarkshire Community Brain Injury Team

Law House, Airdrie Road, Carluke ML8 5EP


Tel.: 01698 377 864 Email: braininjury@nhs.net
Website:

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.


How to access this service: Referral to this service is via GP or other health care professional.

Novo Therapy & Care Ltd

67 John Street, Helensburgh G84 9JZ


Tel.: 0141 212 4316 Email: info@novotc.co.uk
Website: www.novotc.co.uk

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

OPAL - East Dunbartonshire Information Line


Tel.: 0141 438 2347 Email:
Website: www.opaleastdun.wordpress.com

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Penumbra Alcohol Related Brain Damage Supported Living

West Area Office, The Standard Building, 94 Hope Street, Floor 6/1, Glasgow, G2 6QB


Tel.: 0141 229 2580 Email: west@penumbra.org.uk
Website: www.penumbra.org.uk/service-locations/glasgow/alcohol-related-brain-damage-supported-living

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit (PDRU)

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF


Tel.: 0141 451 6267 or 6266 Email:
Website:

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre, Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP


Tel.: 0800 842 842 or apply online Email: general.scotland@princes-trust.org.uk
Website: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/referring-young-people/refer-now

Their courses help young people between the age of 11-30 get back into work, education and training or support them in setting up their own business.

Fairbridge

Ages 16-25

Looking for an adventure? Try everything from Kayaking to high ropes during an action-packed week-long residential, before creating your own learning plan.

Team

Ages 16-25

Making friends is easy when you’ve got 12 weeks to gain skills, experience and take on a once-in-a-lifetime community project to transform your neighbourhood with like-minded people.

Get Into

Ages 16-30

Work with top employers such as M&S, HSBC and the NHS, who are ready to hire fresh talent, while improving your CV and interview techniques.

Enterprise

Ages 18-30

Find out everything you need to know to make your business a success through a short course in a centre near you. Then create your business plan with the support of a mentor.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Quarriers Supported Living

Quarriers Glasgow Homelife Supported Living Service, 252 Keppochhill Road, Glasgow G21 1HG


Tel.: 0141 954 1010 Email: glasgowsli@quarriers.org.uk
Website: www.quarriers.org.uk/services/glasgow-supported-living

​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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Unit 55 Embroidery Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 1TJ


Tel.: 0141 887 3643 Email: enquiries@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk
Website: www.renfrewshirecarers.org.uk

​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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Renfrewshire Head Injury Service

Spinners Gate, Maxwellton Road, Paisley PA1 2RH


Tel.: 0141 848 1701 Email: headinjuryservice@quarriers.org.uk
Website: www.quarriers.org.uk/services/renfrewshire-head-injury-service

This service provides support for 17 - 64 years old living in the Renfrewshire area who have experienced an acquired brain injury and/or their carers. People eligble for the service are those who have experienced an acquired brain injury eg.

To access service you can be referred by doctor, hospital, social work, occupational therapist & advice works.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Scottish Head Injuries Music Support Group (SHIMS)


Tel.: Email: enquiries@shimsgroup.co.uk
Website: www.shimsgroup.co.uk

​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


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

South Lanarkshire Council Brain Injury Service

Cambuslang Social Work Office, Main Street, G72 7EX


Tel.: 0303 123 1008 Email: James.restrick@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Website: www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

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:


How to access this service: Open referral system.

Stroke Support Groups

CHSS, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ


Tel.: 0808 801 0899 Email:
Website: www.chss.org.uk/groups

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.


How to access this service: Directly using the contact details above or using the enquiry form on the website.

The Advocacy Project

Cumbrae House (2nd floor), 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP


Tel.: 0141 420 0961 Email: enquiry@theadvocacyproject.org.uk
Website: www.theadvocacyproject.org.uk

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

The Brain Tumour Charity Glasgow Support Group

Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farbourough, Hampshire GU14 7PA


Tel.: Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-support/support-your-local-area/glasgow-support-group

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

The Brain Tumour Charity Lanarkshire Support Group

Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7PA


Tel.: Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-support/support-your-local-area/lanarkshire-brain-tumour-support-group

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


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre

20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD


Tel.: 0141 445 7750 Email:
Website: www.scottishepilepsycentre.org.uk

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Turning Point Scotland: Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre

123 West Street, Glasgow G5 8BA


Tel.: 0141 420 6969 Email: GDCC@turningpointscotland.com
Website: www.turningpointscotland.com/what-we-do/substance-misuse/glasgow-drug-crisis-centre

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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

Visibility

2 Queens Crescent, Glasgow G4 9BW


Tel.: 0141 332 4632 Email: info@visibility.org.uk
Website: www.visibility.org.uk

Visibility is a charity working throughout the West of Scotland, delivering a range of services and support to enable people living with visual impairment to live independently within their own communities. Visibility support children and adults to make their own choices and live their lives fully, confidently and independently.

There are many ways that Visibility can help, support or advise you. Some of Visibility’s work is for people with a visual impairment and some sensory projects are for people who have sight and/or hearing loss. If your vision has been affected by stroke or head injury, their “Neurosight” project might be able to help.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.

West Dunbartonshire Acquired Brain Injury Service

Cairnmhor Resource Centre, Joint Hopsital, Cardross Road, Dumbarton G82 5JA


Tel.: 01389 776 499 Email: enquiries.braininjury@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Website: www.wdhscp.org.uk/adults-with-disabilities/acquired-brain-injury/acquired-brain-injury-service

​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 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.


How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above.