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Glasgow & West Central Scotland A – Z of services

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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

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: Please phone for information on how to refer to the service or for information on the ARBD Lunch Club.

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Alba Psychology

69 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3HL

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: Whilst Alba Psychology welcome direct enquiries from clients, treatment and/or assessment is often arranged via a case manager.

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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

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:

  • Advice on assessment
  • Care and treatment
  • Harm reduction to prevent further damage

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.

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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.

Our service operates across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire and we are independent of any other service provider, like care services, Social Work or the NHS.

We provide support to adults who have a disability;-

  • Mental health condition and or a cognitive impairment
  • Physical health, long term condition and/or a physical disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Dementia

Our service is free and confidential.

We prioritise referrals for adults impacted by;-

  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
  • Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003
  • Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

We 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.

We also support service user involvement and participation through our Engagement and Involvement Service and operate a third Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crime.

If our service is unable to assist, we will endeavour to support and signpost you to an appropriate service.

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

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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

​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: If you are interested in attending or have any questions please contact the Acquired Brain Injury Service using the details above. The service will forward your request onto the BIEN committee who will then contact you.

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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.

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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 contact details above

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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.birt.co.uk

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 contact details above.

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The Brain Tumour Charity Glasgow Support Group

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

Tel:
Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

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.

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The Brain Tumour Charity Lanarkshire Support Group

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

Tel:
Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

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.

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Campsie Neurological Care Centre

Canal Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1QY

Tel: 0141 775 3756
Email: andrea.mcmahon@livingambitions.co.uk
Website: www.lifeways.co.uk

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: Please use the contact details above for further information regarding the referral process. The service is unable to accept referrals from prospective patients, carers or family members.

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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: www.capability-scotland.org.uk

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:

  • colleges
  • clubs
  • groups
  • leisure activities of your choice
  • befriending service for children
  • respite sessions to allow parents some time off

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.

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Carers Link East Dumbartonshire

Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH

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

Carers Link supports carers of all ages 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 9am to 5pm and there is always someone who will be able to talk to you by phone or in person.

How to access this service: You can contact us at any time using the contact details above.

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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.

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Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury

70 Commercial Road, Gorbals, Glasgow G5 0QZ

Tel: 0141 300 6313
Email:
Website: www.nhsggc.org.uk

​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.

How to access this service: The Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury has an open referral system. Enquiries can be made by telephone on 0141 300 6313.

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Community Veterans Support - Coming Home Centre

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

Tel: 0141 237 8830
Email: ian@cominghomecentre.org
Website: www.facebook.com

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 contact details above.

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Different Strokes - Glasgow Exercise Group

Tel: 0141 569 3200
Email: glasgow@differentstrokes.co.uk
Website: www.differentstrokes.co.uk

Different Strokes was launched for the purposes of active self-help and mutual support. The Glasgow Exercise group assists younger stroke survivors to:

  • Optimise their recovery
  • Regain as much independence as possible
  • Play a full role in their communities

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.

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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 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 contact details above.

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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:

  • Fieldwork services: the fieldwork team will support you to identify what matters to you and provide the relevant advice and support to help you to find the best way to live well with epilepsy.
  • Assistance in finding other sources of information and support within your local area.
  • Person-centred and holistic support to people with epilepsy regarding any epilepsy related issues.
  • Practical information about understanding and managing epilepsy at home, school or work.
  • Advice on housing, benefits, transport and travel
  • Liaison with professionals about your epilepsy needs
  • Training in epilepsy awareness and rescue medication
  • Befriending services and monthly social groups
  • Epilepsy awareness sessions for your local school
  • Gardening projects
  • Regular events for children with epilepsy and their families
  • Epilepsy Futures - a supported programme that equips adults with epilepsy with the skills to make positive change in their lives

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

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Epilepsy Scotland (Glasgow)

48 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1JL

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

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Epilepsy Support Group: Alexandria

Tel: 01389 606090
Email:
Website: http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/

An Epilepsy Support Group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 10am to 12 noon in the Carman Centre, Main St, Renton, Dumbarton G82 4PF

How to access this service: Contact John Heaney on the number above.

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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 contact details above.

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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:

  • 1km of training track
  • a range of adapted bikes, trikes, go-karts and other pedal-powered machines
  • Learn to ride programme
  • a variety of led rides

Free Wheel North has a new facility at the White House, where they have:

  • a bike workshop offering on-the-spot fixes, and a more in-depth repair service
  • bikes to buy
  • a variety of led bikes
  • research centre for cycling, street design, and public health.

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

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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.

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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:

  • One-to-one assistance, advice, information and training for disabled people who want to manage their own self-directed support
  • A range of payroll options that take the strain out of employing personal assistants and paying providers
  • GCIL Training provides a range of equality courses which are influenced by the experience of disabled people who are part of a worldwide Disability Movement
  • GCIL Housing services aim to help disabled people with housing needs by providing a range of information, advice and advocacy services
  • GCIL Employment programmes aim to raise the employability of disabled people by enhancing skills, qualifications and confidence to prosper in today’s competitive employment market.

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

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Glasgow City Carers Partnership

Tel: 0141 353 6504
Email:
Website: www.glasgow.gov.uk/carers

​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.

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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 contact details above.

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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.

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Glasgow Speakability Group

Tel: 07703319220
Email: Maureen.hunter@stroke.org.uk
Website: https://www.stroke.org.uk/

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 using the contact details above

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Glasgow’s Helping Heroes

15 - 17 Duke Street, Glasgow G4 0UL

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

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:

  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Employability and Training
  • Benefits
  • Health Issues
  • Financial Grants

All advice is free and confidential.

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

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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:

  • Information on brain injury, its effects, and on practical help available
  • Support for people affected by the condition
  • Services in groups and activities

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 contact details above.

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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

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 contact details above.

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Headway North Lanarkshire

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

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:

  • Arts and crafts
  • IT tutoring
  • Snooker or Pool table
  • A fortnightly therapeutic massage service
  • Social events including outings to places of interest
  • “A friendly ear” to talk over issues causing upset or concern.

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.

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Headway South Lanarkshire

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

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:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Memory games
  • Snooker or Pool table
  • Social events including outings to places of interest
  • “A friendly ear” to talk over issues causing upset or concern
  • An opportunity to talk through issues that are causing upset, worry or stress.

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.

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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

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 offer individual time limited treatment and support to enable people to live in the community as independently as possible
  • To offer support, advice and guidance to carers or families
  • To work closely with other staff and agencies already involved, supplementing their input
  • To provide information and advice on community services available to people with physical disabilities

The team include:

  • Team Leader
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Dietitians
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Secretary
  • Support Workers

Inverclyde physical disability rehabilitation service can offer help, advice and specialist therapy in a variety of areas:

  • Mobility
  • Day to Day activities
  • Speech and Communication
  • Skin breakdown
  • Continence
  • Weight Loss
  • Swallowing
  • Memory Problems
  • Mood Problems

How to access this service: 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

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Kindred

Unit F17, Festival Business Centre, 150 Brand Street, Glasgow, G51 1DH

Tel: 0800 031 5793
Email: GlasgowEnquiries@kindred-scotland.org
Website: www.kindred-scotland.org

Kindred is an information and advocacy service supporting the families of children and young people up to the age of 18. Their Glasgow project was set up in 2014 with the aim of providing a service to the families of children with lifelong physical disabilities and life limiting illnesses in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Kindred help parents and carers to access information about any aspect of a childhood disability such as benefits and funding, local activities and services, additional support for learning or just provide emotional support and a listening ear when people need to talk through difficult decisions or situations.

Kindred provide independent advocacy support with education, health or social work issues so that a person’s voice is heard. This might be in meetings, filling in forms, writing letters or speaking to professionals. Wherever possible, Kindred will always aim to support people to feel more confident speaking for themselves. Kindred’s Information and Advocacy Workers will listen to people, ask people questions about their situation, identify their priorities, and what steps people wish to take.

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

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Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group

Tel: 07879 363846
Email:
Website: http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/

Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group provide a support network for people with epilepsy, their families, friends and carers.

Meetings usually have a visiting speaker covering a variety of topics.

How to access this service: Directly via above by contacting Helen MacDonald or via weblink. For more regional groups please refer to website

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Momentum - Strengthening Voices, Making Choices

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

 

Tel: 0141 419 5299
Email: svmc@momentumscotland.org
Website: www.momentumuk.org.uk

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:

  • Brain injury awareness
  • Condition management
  • Improving relationships
  • Personal development

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.

How to access this service: 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.

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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

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.

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Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Neurological Care Centre

Murdostoun Castle, Newmains, Wishaw ML2 9BY

Tel: 01698 384 055
Email: murdostoun@huntercombe.com
Website: www.huntercombe.com

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: There are a variety of pathways depending on the service and the individual’s location. To discuss referrals, please contact Paula Gribben on 01698 384 055.

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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, 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:

  • Mobility in walking, climbing stairs and physical transfers
  • Hand and arm movement such as grip strength, dexterity, eating and drinking
  • Balance and co-ordination to prevent falls
  • Stiffness and tightness in muscles
  • Pain control

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

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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.

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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.

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Penumbra Alcohol Related Brain Damage Supported Living

West Area Office, Biz Space, The Pentagon Centre, Washington Street,
Glasgow G3 8AZ

Tel: 0141 229 2580
Email: west@penumbra.org.uk
Website: www.penumbra.org.uk

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.

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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.

How to access this service: Referrals come from acute inpatient wards across several Health Boards in the West of Scotland, as well as from the community. Please contact the medical secretaries on the number above for more information.

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Prince’s Trust

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

Tel: 0800 842 842 or Text 'call me' on 07983385418
Email: general.scotland@princes-trust.org.uk
Website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

The Glasgow Centre supports young people aged 13 to 30. There courses help them to get back into work, education and training or support them in setting up their own business.

It offers access to the latest digital technology, highest-quality equipment and use of different creative and flexible working spaces, to enhance their journey into unlocking their potential, getting a job or starting their own business. There are a number of key spaces in the building which can be used by young people and partners, including the Samsung Digital Suite, Royal Bank of Scotland Activity Area, training kitchen, community hub and Enterprise floor.

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

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Quarriers Go4IT Project

The Gateway, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir PA11 3SX

Tel: 01505 616 040
Email: go4IT@quarriers.org.uk
Website: www.quarriers.org.uk

Quarriers Go4IT Service provides support and access for individuals with a disability to overcome barriers and benefit from using technology

Services provided:

  • Supportive computer clubs
  • Access to the latest assistive technology
  • One-to-one assessments (where a member of the team will work with you to help determine the most appropriate technology to meet your needs)
  • Free equipment loan – try before you buy
  • Go4IT accessible website for online support and learning
  • Go4IT buddy support
  • Support to use technology to live independently
  • Training on Internet safety, basic computing skills, desktop publishing, Skype and communications, and using tablets, touch technology and eye gaze

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

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Quarriers 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

​Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service is aimed at 17 to 64 year olds living in the Renfrewshire Council area who have experienced an acquired brain injury and/or their carers.

The service aims to provide a co-ordinated approach to meet the needs of people and carers affected by acquired brain injury. Quarriers Renfrewshire do this by working with statutory, health and social work services to supplement existing support.

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

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Quarriers Supported Living

Anniesland Business Park, Netherton Road, Glasgow G13 1EU

Tel: 0141 959 2476
Email: glasgowsli@quarriers.org.uk
Website: www.quarriers.org.uk

​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.

How to access this service: Quarriers Glasgow Supported Living accept referrals from social work or individuals and they would be happy to discuss individual requirements.

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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.

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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.

SHIMS also go out into the community where they perform by telling their stories through music and hope that this will give an insight into all the challenges one can face in dealing with a head injury and how invisible it can be to others. They have also worked with the Brain Injury Experience Network (BIEN) group from West Dunbartonshire and have recorded CDs, the most recent being “Holdin’ On”.

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

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South Lanarkshire Council Brain Injury Service

Rutherglen Social Work Office, King Street G73 1DQ

Tel: 0303 123 1008
Email: James.restrick@southlanarkshire.gcsx.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:

  • Setting and working toward personal goals.
  • Information and advice about brain injury for the person and their carers.
  • Supporting emotional needs following injury.
  • Management of cognitive skills.
  • Help to relearn skills or new ways of completing tasks.
  • Advice for returning to work.
  • Signposting to local support groups and activities.

How to access this service: Open referral system.

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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 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.

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Supported Integration, Training and Employment (SITE)

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

Tel: 0141 332 0983
Email: info@sitescotland.org
Website: www.sitescotland.org

Supported Integration, Training and Employment (SITE) is a user led charity created by, and for blind and visually impaired people. SITE provide a specialist service for people who live with sight loss, employers and service providers.

SITE offer the following advice, support and training:

  • PC, Mac, Tablet computers and smart phones
  • Advice and information on accessible producs
  • Accessibility workshops and events
  • Low vision aids
  • Visual awareness training for staf
  • Volunteering opportunities

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

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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

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 using 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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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.

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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

​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.

  • Assessment and Care Management to individuals where Brain Injury is the primary issue in their life.
  • Social rehabilitation and a housing support service to individuals with ABI to help cope with day to day living.
  • Information, support and advice to service users, carers and professionals.
  • Specialist assessment and goal-based rehabilitation based on ABI Assessment of needs, and delivery of training to assist individuals with daily living e.g. Memory aids techniques.
  • Relevant training for other professionals involved in the support of individuals with Acquired Brain Injury.

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.

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