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Borders, Dumfries & Galloway A – Z of services

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Addaction

79 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AB

Tel: 01387 263208 or 01776 705907
Email: info@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

​Addaction Dumfries and Galloway provide services for anyone over 18 who is concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse.

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

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Addaction Borders

125 High Street, Galashiels TD1 1RZ

Tel: 01896 757843
Email: AllatBordersDirectAccess@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

Addaction Borders provides support for people misusing alcohol, drugs and other substances and works with them to develop a plan for their recovery. Addaction Borders provide all the necessary support and encouragement to assist them through their recovery journey, enabling them to achieve a successful reintegration into as normal a life as possible. The service is delivered by a team of specialist project workers, nurses and recovery champions who provide a holistic approach and aim to put service users at the heart of what they do.

How to access this service: Directly using the details above.

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Borders Carers Centre

Brewerybrig, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT

Tel: 01896 752431
Email: admin@borderscarers.co.uk
Website: www.borderscarerscentre.co.uk

Borders Carers Centre help by supporting the unpaid carer with their caring role. Providing support and advice to help them maintain their own health and wellbeing.

Relevant services:

  • Carers Support Plans
  • Practical help (eg form filling
  • Emotional support
  • Issue Emergency Card
  • Hospital discharge / Liaison Support
  • Training, Courses & Workshops
  • Support Groups
  • Advocacy

Drop-in available between 10am to 2pm. You can also contact them via GP, Health, Social work and other organisations. Email / website links.

How to access this service: Contact directly via details above.

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Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)

Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT

Tel: 01896 752200
Email: info@bordersadvocacy.org.uk
Website: www.bordersadvocacy.org.uk

BIAS provide a free confidential service for people in the Scottish Borders.

Independent advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their lives.

BIAS can help you to get the information you need to make choices and support you to put your views across to others.

They will:

  • Listen to you
  • Help you choose what is best for you
  • Support you at important meetings
  • Be on your side
  • Safeguard your rights.

BIAS take referrals from a range of organisations, including social work, health services and voluntary organisations. Individuals can refer themselves, as can families and friends.

How to access this service: Directly using details above.

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Buddies

Lower 20 Castle Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1DR

Tel: 01387 245 312
Email: nelliedipstick@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.buddiesdumfries.co.uk

Buddies is an award winning social enterprise that offers support, opportunities and activities for adults with (primarily) learning disabilities. Their aim is to help members live their lives as independently and autonomously as they are able to. Activities can be group led or individual, depending on member choice, and include: life skills, literacy, pool, games, dance and exercise, etc. Activities help support making and maintaining friendships and alleviating loneliness, building confidence and promoting choice.

How to access this service: Direct access or referral.

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A Chance for Life Ltd

5 Hobson Court, Penrith Business Park, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9GQ

Tel: 01768 891709
Email: admin@achanceforlife.co.uk
Website: www.achanceforlife.co.uk

A Chance for Life Ltd helps adults and children recover skills lost as a result of acquired brain injury and other disabling conditions.

  1. Location: The head office is in Penrith, the organisation is currently the only provider of brain injury case management services based in Cumbria.
  2. Registration: Registered by the Care Quality Commission to provide rehabilitation support to clients in their own homes.
  3. Services: Operating throughout Southern Scotland and the North of England, A Chance for Life Ltd uses its expertise and professionalism to deal with challenging and complex cases, such as individuals needing long-term or substantial care because of disability, chronic illness or following hospital treatment.

A Chance for Life Ltd Core Values are:

  • Friendly and approachable, honest and open
  • To utilise their wide range of expertise for all their clients
  • To find practical solutions thus giving value for money
  • To be respectful and uphold dignity at all times

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

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Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd

Afton Drive, Dumfries, DG2 9ES

Tel: 01387 261166
Email: info@cbisl.org or owenf@cbisl.org
Website: www.cbisl.org

Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd is the region’s only specialist organisation dedicated to helping people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and their carers.

They currently provide the following services across Dumfries & Galloway:

Outreach Service

The outreach team offers confidential information, advice and guidance to individuals, families and carers affected by the far-reaching and complex issues arising from ABI.

Outreach workers liaise with other agencies to help those affected by ABI receive the best support to optimise recovery and maximise the quality of life post-ABI.

Children & Families Outreach Service

This service aims to improve the quality of life for children under the age of 18 who have an ABI. The aim is to enable children to reach their full potential while working closely with the families and carers of the child, nurseries, schools and other agencies. The outreach worker also provides ABI prevention talks to schools and nurseries.

Rehabilitation Centre

Is open Monday to Friday. A team of Cognitive Therpists provides Slow-stream Cognitive Rehabilitation through goal setting, BrainTree cognitive exercises and activities and a person-centred care plan. Cognitive Therapists aim to assist service users to develop strategies to overcome any difficulties they may have acquired since their brain injury, using the BrainTree model. They aim to help service users to relearn, retrain and reskill, building confidence to move forward in their lives and promoting independence. Morning sessions involve memory work, BrainTree cognitive exercises and daily-living and literacy/numeracy skills. In the afternoon, service users are able to take part in activities which are aimed at not only providing leisure and socialising opportunities but are also of a therapeutic nature. Examples of activities include gardening, art, games, bowls and quizzes, sports and hobbies. There is a well-equipped computer suite, a wood workshop which is the base of their Branch Out social enterprise managed by David Sawden and a training kitchen.

Community Support Service

This service is offered to people with ABI to maintain and promote independence in their own homes. To be eligible they must be a tenant of a local housing association, a tenant of a private landlord or a private homeowner. Prospective clients have to undergo a social services assessment. This is a means tested service.

Open Minds

Open minds is an 8-week programme for people with an ABI. The purpose of the programme is to help individuals develop a better understanding of the nature of their brain injury, exploring potential difficulties and helping to develop coping strategies. Referrals must come from health care professionals.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads is an informal group that meets twice a month in the west region of Wigtown and Stranraer. It is open to any individual with an ABI, their families, friends and carers.

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

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Compass Brain Injury Specialists Social Enterprise

Afton Drive, Dumfries DG2 9ES

Tel: 01387 261166
Email: info@cbisl.org
Website: www.cbisl.org

​Compass Brain Injury Specialists’ Workshop is enjoyed for rehabilitation by many clients at Compass and offers its users an outlet for their many practical skills; also serving as a very effective tool for improving co-ordination, thinking skills and memory, and helping people with their hand to eye co-ordination and motor skills, whilst getting positive results at the end of their project.

In the last few years the woodwork department has grown and is an important fixture which continues to be a very popular activity.

Clients often plan their own design and are encouraged to make decisions at every stage of their project. With the support, help and encouragement of the Workshop Supervisor, clients are also motivated to develop new skills and talents to produce quality products either for themselves or for sale to the public with such items as planters, garden benches, toy boxes and many bespoke items.

The Workshop is well equipped with a range of machines, power tools and hand tools. All products you see around the workshop, display shop or in the brochure have been made by the clients at Compass and are just some of the extensive range of woodworking items produced.

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

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The Care Training Consortium Ltd

First Floor, Franklin Steel Building, Dumfries Enterprise Park, Tinwald Downs Road, Dumfries DG1 3SJ

Tel: 01387249111
Email: paula@caretrain.co.uk
Website: www.caretrain.co.uk

​CTC is a training company that was set up 14 years ago. CTC have charitable status, CTC are also a social enterprise and a third sector organisation. CTC is registered with SQA/Rehis and Stirling University. CTC provide training predominately to all Health and Social Care Sectors. CTC also offer bespoke training to companies. CTC delivers Social Services and Healthcare SVQ’s from Level 2-Leadership and Management. We can also deliver some professional Development Awards within the Health and Social Care framework.

CTC is also SQA registered to deliver SVQ’s in Management Level 2-4 and also offers a suite of Professional Development Awards in Management. CTC can also deliver First Aid, Moving and Handling and Food Hygiene to any sector.

CTC cover the whole of Dumfries and Galloway but will also travel to the Central belt, the Borders, Ayrshire and Edinburgh.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Dumfries & Galloway

81-85 Irish St, Dumfries DG1 2PQ

Tel: 0300 303 4321
Email: info@dagcas.org
Website: www.dagcas.org

​The following advice services are provided in each of the Citizens Advice Bureau:

  • Benefits – questions about entitlements, support with applications and appeals against unfair decisions.
  • Consumer issues – everything from broken kettles to difficulties with gas and electricity suppliers.
  • Debt & money advice – how to manage debts, improve your financial situation and maximise your income.
  • Housing – your rights, including potential or actual homelessness.
  • Relationships – issues relating to splitting up, children, families and bereavement.

Projects include:

  • Homelessness
  • In Court Advice
  • Kinship Care
  • Minority Communities
  • Money Advice (Debt)
  • Money Advice Service
  • Patient Advice & Support Service

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

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DG Voice

Midsteeple, High St, Dumfries DG1 2BH

Tel: 01387 257770
Email: info@dgvoice.co.uk
Website: www.dgvoice.co.uk

DG Voice are an organisation run by disabled people to represent their interests at every level.

They act as a conduit between policy makers, both regional and national, and disabled people.

DG Voice campaign on issues identified as important to disabled people. They work in partnership with the council to enable them to fulfil their statutory duties towards people with protected characteristics. They act as a signposting service and assist people with queries related to disability.

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

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DICE

24-26 Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RL

Tel: 01387 269161
Email: dicecollaborative@gmail.com
Website: www.directinclusive.org.uk

D.I.C.E (Direct Inclusive Collaborative Enterprise) help you to take control of your care and support. Their vision is that everyone who wants to, will be able to direct the support they need, so they can live the life of their choice with dignity and as equal citizens.

All of the above will be done through the Self-directed Support Act.

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

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Digby Brown Solicitors

2 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 1RW

Tel: 0333 200 5929
Email: chris.stewart@digbybrown.co.uk
Website: www.digbybrown.co.uk

​Digby Brown is Scotland’s largest personal injury practice. From our seven offices throughout Scotland, 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 contact details above.

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Dumfries & Galloway Advocacy Service

9 Church Crescent, Dumfries DG1 1DF

Tel: 01387 247237
Email: info@dgadvocacy.co.uk
Website: www.dgadvocacy.co.uk

​Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service helps people to talk to services by listening to you and helping you to think through problems. They will find information for you to help you make an informed choice and help you find out what choices you have. The service will protect your rights, help you take control of your circumstances, help you understand and make decisions about what might be happening in your life. They can attend meetings with you and will speak on your behalf if you do not feel able to and make sure that your thoughts, feelings and wishes are understood.

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service will make sure that you understand what may be said to you or about you. Advocacy is a one to one relationship. This service will help you to help yourself. The service is free and confidential.

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

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Dumfries & Galloway Carers Centre

2-6 Nith Street, Dumfries DG1 2PW

Tel: 01387 248600
Email: info@dgalcarers.org
Website: www.dgalcarers.co.uk

​Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre provides information, advice and support to anyone who has a caring role. A carer is someone of any age who has caring responsibilities for a family member or friend who suffers from illness, disability, old age or addiction issues.

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

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Dumfries & Galloway NHS Neuropsychology

Cree West, Crichton Hall, Glencaple Road, Dumfries DG1 4TG

Tel: 01387 244 495
Email:
Website: www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk

The service provides cognitive and memory assessment for patients who have neurological disorders, including acquired brain injury.

A cognitive assessment provides you with an indication of your strengths and weaknesses and may help to guide subsequent rehabilitation approaches.

You will be informed of the results of your assessment and given advice, where appropriate, on steps you can take to manage any thinking or memory problems.

The NHS neuropsychology service does not provide long-term rehabilitation but it does have close links with other NHS services and with the local Headway group.

How to access this service: By referral from GP or hospital consultant

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Dumfries & Galloway Telecare Service

Tel: 030 33 33 3001
Email: contact@dumgal.gov.uk
Website: www.nhsdg.scot.nhs.uk

The service works by providing a link between a persons home and the monitoring centre, through a telephone line 24 hours a day, to allow people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

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

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Dumfries and Galloway Hard of Hearing Group

24-26 Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RL

Tel: 07896 342 878
Email: janettedghhg@gmail.com
Website: www.dgggh.org.uk

The group provides support and relief to those in need by reason of being hard of hearing. The group operates across Dumfries and Galloway offering FREE care and maintenance service of NHS hearing aids, through drop in clinics, giving advice and support regarding hearing aid maintenance and managing hearing loss in the local community. The group has 19 locations throughout the region. If you have an NHS hearing aid they should be maintained every 4-6 months, so drop into their volunteer run clinics to get your aid maintained.

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

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Heads Together

Tel: 01835 862171
Email: turnbullsteven30@gmail.com
Website:

Heads Together support adults in the Borders with brain injuries, offering day trips, entertainment evenings and advice. Meetings are held at 3 Dovemount Place, Hawick, TD9 8AZ. Heads Together also offer respite at their wheelchair friendly static caravan sited at Berwick-Upon-Tweed.

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

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Headway Borders

c/o 84 Channel Street, Galashiels, TD1 18D

Tel: 0800 970 6797
Email: maria.burnett@headway.org.uk
Website: www.headway.org.uk

Headway Borders is a support group for people with brain injury, their families and carers.

Service users can access a support group/activities day once a month (the second Thursday of each month) which takes place between 2pm and 4pm at the Abbey Row Community Centre, (next to the Abbey ruins) The Knowes, Kelso, TD5 7BJ. At the support/activities group, refreshments are provided and users have access to a variety of different arts and crafts activities as well as informative talks and presentations.The group also organises day trips, lunches and an annual Christmas party.

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

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Independent Living Support

8 George Street, Meuse, Dumfries, DG1 1HH

Tel: 01387262226
Email: enquires@ils-dumfries.co.uk
Website: www.ils-dumfries.btck.co.uk

Independent Living Support (ILS) is a registered charity providing housing support to people within the Homeless Housing System in Dumfries, Upper Nithsdale and Stranraer.

They also provide Youth Personal Development programmes for 16 to 25 years in Dumfries and Stranraer.

Their mission is to move people from “simply surviving to actively thriving”.

How to access this service: via Dumfries and Galloway Homeless Housing Department

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Let’s Get Sporty

Georgetown Community Centre, Dumfries DG1 4DF

Tel: 07530292763
Email: david.bradbury@letsgetsporty.com
Website: www.letsgetsporty.com

​Let’s Get Sporty is a not for profit social enterprise which provides young people with training, mentoring and employment opportunities through the delivery of sport & physical activity across the Dumfries and Galloway region.

The service provides young people with an individualised training programme focusing on improving their social skills, employability skills and self-confidence. They pride themselves on getting young people to develop in a professional, inspiring environment delivering quality services in their local community.

Let’s Get Sporty have many Partners from NHS, Loreburn Housing, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Project Scotland to Schools. They offer many services to families, organisations and communities and deliver over 40 classes a week to children from 18 months to older adults. They also deliver Holiday camps, Birthday Parties and a Hire a Coach service.

Lets Get Sporty ‘Inspire young people to inspire in their community’.

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

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Momentum Borders Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

Enterprise House, Galabank Business Park, Galashiels TD1 1PR

Tel: 01896 754517
Email: galashiels@momentumskills.org
Website: www.momentumskills.org.uk

The Momentum Borders Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service exists to support adults of working age (16 years or older) who have a brain injury, as well as their families and carers.

The service aims to help those living with brain injury to better understand, adjust to and manage the long term effects of brain injury. The service also works with other agencies involved in the provision of the person’s health and social needs.

The service includes the following elements:

  • Assessment of each person’s needs
  • Support in managing the effects of a brain injury
  • One-to-one emotional support
  • Advice and information
  • Home visits
  • Support to relearn everyday living and social skills
  • Close working with families and carers
  • Access to a consultant neuropsychologist
  • Job retention and employment support

Three support groups that meet monthly, based in the following areas: Berwickshire, Central Borders & Peebles.

Momentums’ Heads You Win Course, delivered in partnership with Borders College, offers service users the opportunity to gain self-confidence, social integration and increase their skills through courses which include information technology, cookery and numeracy.

How to access this service: Directly using details above.

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Momentum Skills: Money Matters Project

Enterprise House, Galabank Business Park, Galashiels TD1 1PR

Tel: 01896 754517
Email: Galashiels@momentumskills.org
Website: www.momentumuk.org.uk

The Money Matters Project has been developed by Momentum and the Big Lottery Fund to improve financial literacy, money management skills and access to financial opportunities and benefits. The Money Matters Project is for those with a brain injury or neurological condition and their families and carers living in the Scottish Borders.

How to access this service: Directly using the details above.

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Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS)

81-85 Irish Street, Dumfries DG1 2PQ

Tel: 0300 303 4321
Email: sam.johnston@dagcas.org
Website: www.patientadvicescotland.org.uk

​The PASS service advises individuals on health related issues that enable them to work effectively with health professionals, and empowers navigation through services and complex complaint procedures at a time when they are most vulnerable. Person-centered, co-ordinated advice and support is essential to improving patient outcomes and focusing on the specific needs of the person.

The PASS service works to find local solutions to local needs and will:

  • Help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a patient
  • Support you if you are going to a meeting
  • Help you write letters and make phone calls
  • Help you access your medical and clinical records
  • Help you find health services and social care
  • Help you access the treatment, care and support you need

How to access this service: Self-referral, GPs, hospitals, Third/Community sector etc.

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Relationships Scotland Dumfries and Galloway

11 Nith Avenue, Dumfries DG1 1EF

Tel: 01387 251 245
Email: john@rsdg.org.uk
Website: www.relationships-scotlanddg.org.uk

​Relationships Scotland provide:

  • Relationship Counselling for individuals or couples,
  • Family Mediation including Direct Consultation with Children,
  • Child Contact Centres and other Family Support Services.
  • Counselling for Carers.
  • Parenting Apart workshops.

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

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The Rehabilitation Service: Borders NHS

West Brig/East Brig, Tweed Road , Galashiels TD1 3EB

Tel: 01896 664422
Email: Rehab.TeamSecretaries@borders.scot.nhs.uk
Website: www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk

The Rehabilitation Service provides assertive outreach, and inpatient care and treatment for people with severe and enduring mental illness and associated complex needs. The Service provides specialised rehabilitation based on culturally appropriate therapeutic engagement and the planning, delivery and implementation of evidence based care, identifying unmet needs and managing risk along with service users, carers and other agencies.

The aim is to keep people’s illness as well managed as possible and provide optimal care and treatment in partnership with service user, supporting individual’s wellbeing/recovery and, where possible enabling people to stay in their own homes.

How to access this service: Referrals are made via the Adult Community Mental Health Teams.

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See Hear Project, Visibility

Nithbank, Dumfries DG1 2SD

Tel: 01387 267 131
Email: seehear@visibility.org.uk
Website: www.visibility.org.uk

The See Hear Project supports adults with sight and/or hearing loss living in Dumfries & Galloway and their carers.

They provide a range of services including information on sensory loss, aids, equipment and services; training in accessible technology; early support for new hearing aid users; use of magnification to read more easily; and a number of opportunities to build up skills and confidence to live life to the full.

The See Hear Project also offers support to people living with sight loss as a result of stroke or head injury.

How to access this service: Direct or through GP.

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Sports Driving Unlimited

Cleuchheads, Balgray, Lockerbie DG11 2RN

Tel: 01576 610544
Email: info@sportsdrivingunlimited.org.uk
Website: www.sportsdrivingunlimited.org.uk

​Sports Driving Unlimited provides children, young people and adults who have a disability, mental/behavioural disorder or terminal illness opportunities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits, fun and excitement of participation in sports carriage driving.

They believe their approach is unique - blending the exhilaration and excitement of pony driving with the development of personal confidence, core strength, self esteem and achievement. Their activities are provided to individuals and to groups and take place at Chariots of Fire Equestrian Centre CIC, Boreland near Lockerbie. Coaching is tailored to each person’s own abilities so they can enjoy the widely acknowledged therapeutic benefits that result from involvement with ponies and hopefully spark an ongoing interest. Each participant is taught to drive a pony and control its speed and direction by rein handling and voice commands. They also learn the practical aspects of caring for a pony, including grooming, leading, harnessing and feeding. This is the perfect activity for many with mental health and behaviour disorders requiring physical involvement as well as concentration, co-ordination and discipline. For those with limited physical ability it provides opportunities for exercise and movement in the open air and potentially the exhilaration of moving at perceived high speed in safety.

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

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Stroke Support Groups

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

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

There are a number of Stroke Support Groups across the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway. 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.

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Turning Point Scotland

Newall House, 22 Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW

Tel: 01387 247 123
Email: dumfries&galloway@turningpointscotland.com
Website: www.turningpointscotland.com

​Turning Point Scotland provide tailor made and person centred services to suit every individual’s circumstance. Their aim is to enhance lifestyle experiences and provide independent living.

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

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User and Carer Involvement (UCI)

Office 1, Kindar House, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4ZZ

Tel: 01387 255 330 or 07422 668 029
Email: info@userandcarer.co.uk
Website: www.userandcarer.co.uk

User and Carer Involvement (UCI) is a Scottish Charity operating across the Dumfries and Galloway Region. UCI’s mission is to ensure that people who have mental illness, dementia or learning disabilities, and their carers, have a representative voice, and as a result see positive changes in their service provision.

This is achieved by:

  • Providing training and support to enable members and groups to express themselves effectively.
  • Encouraging statutory and non-statutory agencies which provide services to become more responsive to the needs and views of members and groups, by involving users, carers and their representatives in the planning, commissioning, monitoring and delivery of services which affect them.
  • Assisting members and groups to access information regarding services and legislation and other information necessary and appropriate to the support that they may require.
  • Maximising member and group representation in appropriate aspects of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Dementia care.
  • Creating safe forums where people can express their concerns and have their concerns taken forward, anonymously if necessary, to the appropriate agencies.

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

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Veterans First Point: Borders Drop-in Centre

Tel: 01896 668 551
Email: V1P@Borders.scot.nhs.uk
Website: www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans. The service provided is free at the point of access and provided as part of the NHS. V1P Borders provide veterans services throughout the Borders. The team consists of veterans peer support workers, clinicians, therapists and administration team.

They provide:

  • Information and signposting
  • Understanding and listening
  • Support and social networking
  • Health and well-being

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

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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 that works 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 lots of 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, the Sealladh project might be able to help.

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

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