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Head Injury Services

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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.

Location: The head office is in Penrith, the organisation is currently the only provider of brain injury case management services based in Cumbria.
Registration: Registered by the Care Quality Commission to provide rehabilitation support to clients in their own homes.

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 the contact details above.

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Addaction Scotland

Tel: 020 7251 5860
Email: info@addaction.org.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2bdWvCD

As the largest provider of drug and alcohol support services in Scotland, Addaction provides support to people with addiction issues, their families, friends and communities.

A wide range of specialist help is available throughout Scotland in the following areas: Aberdeen, Dundee, Fife, Edinburgh, Lothians, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. While each one has its own distinct identity, they take a very Scottish approach to dealing with the problems faced by communities.

Addaction believe that recovery from dependence on drugs or alcohol is possible. Efforts are directed towards assisting and enabling people to become free of their dependence and to lead productive, fulfilled lives.

How to access this service: Directly using details above.

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Anne Cossar & Associates Ltd

Redside Farmhouse, North Berwick, EH39 5PE

Tel: 01620 895 303
Email: admin@annecossar.co.uk
Website: www.annecossar.co.uk

Established in 2011, Anne Cossar and Associates Ltd brings together professionals with a wealth of experience to provide medico-legal services and case management for those affected by serious or catastrophic injury.

Expert witness services:

  • needs reports
  • loss of services reports
  • manual handling reports
  • causation reports

Case management service:

  • immediate needs reports
  • face-to-face clinical case management
  • progress report
  • witness of fact reports and representation

Anne Cossar & Associates Ltd provides services throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland (or for those injured in these countries).

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

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Bobath Scotland

Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre, Bradbury House, 10 High Craighall Road,
Glasgow G4 9UD

Tel: 0141 352 5000
Email: info@bobathscotland.org.uk
Website: www.bobathscotland.org.uk

​Bobath Scotland is a Scottish charity devoted to improving the quality of life for children and adults with cerebral palsy. They achieve this through providing specialist therapy at their Glasgow based therapy centre, supporting both the individual and their family/carers in a relaxed, non-clinical and fun environment.

The Bobath approach enhances an individual’s mobility, communication and independent living skills and thus their everyday quality of life.

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

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Brain and Spine Foundation

Brain and Spine Helpline, Freepost LON10492, London SW9 6BR

Tel: 0808 808 1000
Email: helpline@brainandspine.org.uk
Website: www.brainandspine.org.uk

The Brain and Spine Foundation provides support and information to people affected by brain and spine conditions, in order to reduce anxiety and help inform their choices.

The Brain & Spine Foundation exists to provide information and to be there during diagnosis, treatments and in the longer term, to answer questions and provide support throughout a patient’s journey. They are the only UK wide charity providing support on the full range of neurological conditions. Neurological conditions and associated treatments are often complex, raising many questions for the people affected and their families.

The Helpline is a free service staffed by neuroscience nurses. The nurses can answer questions about all neurological conditions, from the fairly common to the very rare, and can offer information and support on any medical or related social and emotional issues of concern. The nurses can answer queries by telephone, letter or email as well as providing an opportunity for people to share their experiences and ask questions on the discussion forum.

The Brain and Spine Foundation provides a number of informative booklets and fact sheets on different conditions, procedures and symptoms. Accredited by the Department of Health’s Information Standard, the publications are freely available online, by post and through partner organisations.

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

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust: 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. It has a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team which provides 24-hour nursing care. They work with service users and follow the neurobehavioural approach to enable people to maximise participation in meaningful social lives.

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

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British Red Cross

West Point House, 69 North Gyle Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 8JY

Tel: 0131 338 5700
Website: www.redcross.org.uk

The British Red Cross provides a range of services throughout East, Northern and West Scotland:

  • Transport Support for medical appointments and essential daily needs and offer a trained volunteer escort, if required
  • Short-term loans of mobility aids, including wheelchairs, crutches, walking sticks and frames
  • Support at home is available after short stays in hospital

How to access this service: Please use the website to access your local service area.

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Bush and Company Rehabilitation

March House, Long March, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4NR

Tel: 01327 876210
Email: info@bushco.co.uk
Website: www.bushco.co.uk

With over 30 years of experience, Bush & Company has built a UK wide network of expert witnesses and case managers, who can provide the complete range of assessment, rehabilitation and support services for almost any type of injury or disability.

Bush & Company has specialists in a wide range of disability fields including acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, tetraplegia, complex orthopaedic injury and amputation for adults and paediatrics.

Services include:

  • Immediate Needs Assessments
  • Case Management Services for short or long term needs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Behaviour Assessment & Management Services
  • Expert Witness Quantum & Liability Reports

All consultants have a minimum of seven years’ experience, relevant qualifications and a proven clinical background in the area of their specialism.

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

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The Brain Tumour Charity (Scotland)

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

Tel: 0808 800 0004
Email: support@thebraintumourcharity.org
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity.

It is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

  • They fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure.
  • Raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.
  • Provide support and high quality information for anyone affected to improve quality of life.
  • Highlight and respond to consultations on areas of policy that directly or indirectly impact the brain tumour community, such as equal access to the best treatment and care; and making sure every patient is able to contribute to research and clinical trials.

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

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Case Management Services Limited

350A Lanark Road West, Currie, Edinburgh EH14 5RR

Tel: 0131 451 5265
Email: maildesk@caseman.co.uk
Website: www.caseman.co.uk

Experts in rehabilitation and quantification.

Services offered:

  • Case management and rehabilitation
  • Treatment and rehabilitation Services
  • Expert medico-legal reports

Established in 1988, CMS is an independent case management provider. They specialise in case management and community-based rehabilitation. They also provide treatment including psychology (clinical psychology and neuropsychology), physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as offering a variety of expert medico-legal reports related to traumatic injury. They have an in-house multi-disciplinary team working throughout the UK who aim to provide individually tailored programmes working with all those affected by catastrophic injury, to rebuild and create new opportunities.

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

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Caudwell Children

Caudwell International Children’s Centre, Keele Science and Innovation Park, Innovation Way, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle ST5 5NT

Tel: 07964 356 723
Email: victoria.bruce@caudwellchildren.com
Website: www.caudwellchildren.com

​Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK acting as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need.

Caudwell Children aims to:

  • change the futures of all disabled children providing access to the services, equipment, therapies and treatments they need
  • increase awareness and understanding of the needs of disabled children across the UK.
  • enable disabled children to lead an active and independent life reaching their full potential.

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. They also run the Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and the Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life-threatening conditions.

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

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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ

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

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland can offer you help and support as you come to terms with, and live with your stroke. CHSS provide the following services and support:

  • talk, in confidence, to one of the advice line nurses.
  • community support through community stroke services, stroke nurses and young stroke support workers
  • information and support to help you live with your stroke: providing specific information about what you can do to help look after yourself as well as practical information and coping mechanisms
  • information on how to make healthy changes and reduce your risk of another stroke
  • information on what financial support is available for you: including CHSS Personal Support Grants.
  • information about other support in your community.

​The CHSS Advice Line is staffed by five specialist nurses from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday. They provide a supportive listening ear, details of local support services, and confidential information and advice about all aspects of living with chest, heart and stroke conditions. The helpline’s partnership accredited service is available to patients and relatives, carers, and health and social care professionals across Scotland. As well as calling the Advice Line, you can also contact them by text message (Text NURSE to 66777 - standard rates apply). All advice is based on Scottish and UK clinical guidelines.

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

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Child Brain Injury Trust

101 Rose Street, South Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 3JG

Tel: 0303 303 2248
Email: info@cbituk.org
Website: www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk

The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children and young people with an acquired brain injury, their families and the professionals who work with them. The charity helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.

The Child Brain Injury Trust provides easy to understand materials on the issues faced by children with acquired brain injury, training days, e-learning sessions for parents and professionals and free days out for the whole family.

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

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Combat Stress: The Veterans’ Mental Health Charity

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX

Tel: 01372 587 000 (General Enquiries) 0800 138 1619 (Helpline)
Email: helpline@combatstress.org.uk
Website: www.combatstress.org.uk

Combat Stress provides free specialist evidence based clinical treatment and support to former servicemen and women with mental health conditions.

We treat conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety at our treatment centres and also through our network of community teams.

How to access this service: Contact services direct

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Complex Injury Network Scotland (CINS)

Tel: 0131 451 5265
Website: www.cins.org.uk

Complex Injury Network Scotland has been set up by Anne Cossar & Associates, Case Management Services Ltd and Digby Brown Solicitors due to their common interest in working with those affected by complex injury. As individual professionals each organisation provides support in different ways to promote good outcomes in rehabilitation and care, whilst often encountering similar challenges.

The aim in establishing the Complex Injury Network Scotland is to build a platform where professionals can come together for networking, information sharing, education and training, and to collaborate in promoting best practice to bring about positive change in the field of complex injury.

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

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Different Strokes

9 Canon Harnett Court, Wolverton Mill, Milton Keynes MK12 5NF

Tel: 01908 317 618 or 0845 1307 172
Email: info@differentstrokes.co.uk
Website: www.differentstrokes.co.uk

​Different Strokes provides information, advice and support to working age and younger stroke survivors throughout the UK.

They have a practical, easy to use information pack, including information on work after a stroke.

Different Strokes also has access to a network of exercise and support groups for stroke survivors, their families and friends. Many groups provide exercise or other forms of rehabilitation support for stroke survivors to improve their function, return to work, or integrate into the community and so build their lives. Please make contact to find out if there is a group near you.

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

Digby Brown is Scotland’s largest personal injury practice. From our seven offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr, we cover the length and breadth of the country. Our expertise in personal injury law, particularly in the fields of serious head and spinal injury is widely acknowledged. Digby Brown is ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury in Scotland by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Legal 500.

In cases of traumatic brain injury a specialist solicitor is vital. Seeking rightful and fair compensation after the accident is just one aspect of the package of measures which needs to be considered and implemented to try and ensure that the process of rehabilitation and adjustment can start.

We can immediately provide advice and support on statutory benefits and how to access local authority social services through our in-house welfare rights service. We can make a real difference by arranging private rehabilitation, by assessing housing needs and, most importantly, implementation of care and case management regimes where required.

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

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Disability Information Scotland

Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

Tel: 0300 3239961
Email: info@disabilityscot.org.uk
Website: http://www.disabilityscot.org.uk

Disability Information Scotland helps to guide people through the maze of disability information. They offer information via:

  • a telephone helpline
  • text and email services
  • website
  • an online Scottish Disability Directory
  • a range of information guides and other resources.

Disability Information Scotland work with disabled people, their families, friends, carers and people who work in the sector.

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

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Disability Snowsport UK

Glenmore Lodge Grounds, Glenmore, PH22 1QU

Tel: 0845 521 9338
Email: lessons@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk
Website: www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.

They have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied.

Disability Snowsport UK provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.

Lessons are available at Hillend dry ski slope, Edinburgh and at Snowfactor indoor slope in Glasgow

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

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Dyspraxia Scotland

Email: enquiries@dyspraxiascotland.org.uk
Website: www.dyspraxiascotland.org.uk

Dyspraxia Scotland is a support and advisory charity set up to provide direct one-to-one learning support in all five tiers of education and employment.

The charity can assist with diagnosis or, if you child has already been diagnosed, you can get in touch with Dyspraxia Scotland. The charity can arrange to assess your child’s need’s by visiting them in school and at home, where they will discuss their needs with you.

Dyspraxia Scotland educates employers, schools, colleges and universities. The charity are able to assist you as you work or they can put support in place using people with whom you work.

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

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Encephalitis Society

32 Castlegate, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7DT

Tel: 01653 692583
Email: mail@encephalitis.info
Website: www.encephalitis.info

The Encephalitis Society is a registered charity and the only resource of its kind in the world providing support and information to people affected by encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain), their families and professionals involved in their care across the globe. The charity has a support line (telephone, email, skype), organise meetings and events and provide opportunities for people with similar experience to make contact.

The Society works in conjunction with academic and clinical partners to promote and conduct high quality research into encephalitis and its consequences and promote high standards for patient diagnosis, management and care. They also organise the only annual Encephalitis Conference in the world.

Every year on 22nd February, they celebrate World Encephalitis Day which aims to raise awareness of this devastating condition and their services.

How to access this service: Directly via the support service at support@encephalitis.info or on 01653 699599

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Epilepsy Scotland

48 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 1JL

Tel: 0808 800 2200
Email: helpline@epilepsyscotland.org.uk
Website: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

​Epilepsy Scotland strive to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met by campaigning for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. Epilepsy Scotland has a free confidential helpline and a range of support services.

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

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Head Injury Research Group, University of Glasgow

Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road G12 0XH

Tel: 0141 211 3901
Email: linda.maclean@glasgow.ac.uk
Website: http://bit.ly/2b5GHTy

The Head Injury Research Group is led by Professor Tom McMillan with main research focus the better understanding of the heterogeneity of outcome after head injury, and the development of effective interventions. Their work spans the range from very mild to extremely severe head injury, and from specific impairments to general outcome in terms of recovery, disability and death, with interest in biological markers and genetic factors that may have implications for the late outcome.

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

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Headway – the brain injury association

Bradbury House, 190 Bagnall Road, Old Basford, Nottingham NG6 8SF

Tel: 0115 924 0800 or Helpline - 0808 800 2244
Email: helpline@headway.org.uk
Website: www.headway.org.uk

Headway UK is a national charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 130 groups and branches across the UK, the charity provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields. Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were. At Headway, people use insight and care to help survivors regain some quality of life through a wide range of services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care.

On a national level, Headway UK provides an Emergency Fund service, and a confidential nurse-led helpline service that is available to anyone with a question about brain injury – from survivors and carers to students and professionals. They also produce a range of publications containing information about all aspects of brain injury, lobby for better support and resources to be made available to people with brain injuries and work to raise awareness of brain injury and the devastating effects it can have.

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

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ILF Scotland

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

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

The ILF Scotland 2015 Fund is designed to support individuals who have complex disabilities to live independently. The funding makes a positive difference to the lives of recipients.

The new ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people living with disabilities (as defined in the Equality Act 2010) to improve their lives. This includes autism, learning difficulty, physical disability, mental health (e.g. anxiety or depression) or hearing or visual impairments.

The purpose of the Fund is to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children’s services to be more independent and to continue spending time with other people.

How to access this service: Apply online

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Jordans Opticians

5 Newmarket Street, Ayr KA7 1LL

Tel: 01292 284555
Email: jordans.ayr@mail.com
Website: www.jordanseyes.com

Jordans Opticians is a multi sensory optical practice. In addition to standard eye examinations, Jordans work with visual processing problems such as timing and integration problems, synesthesia, reading difficulties, prosopagnosia, metamorphopsia, sensory integration problems, autism and non-standard difficulties.

The service uses stimulus control and tuning.

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

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JS Parker Ltd

2nd Floor, 2 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6JA

Tel: 0131 554 8970
Email: enquiries@jspsc.co.uk
Website: www.casemanagement.co.uk

Case management services for complex care needs.

JS Parker Ltd have over 20 years experience providing specialist professional services to children, young people and adults with:

  • brain Injuries
  • spinal Injuries
  • cerebral palsy
  • complex orthopaedic injuries
  • amputation
  • psychological, behavioural and mental health conditions.

Their aim is to support clients through the rehabilitation and litigation processes to maximise their independence and quality of life.

From their office in Edinburgh they offer:

  • case management
  • short term and one-off services
  • expert witness services
  • training services

They are always pleased to talk about how its services can help - please call on 0131 554 8970

Practitioners registered with the HCPC, NMC, SSSC, BABICM and APIL

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

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Meningitis Now

Fern House, Bath Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3TJ

Tel: 0808 80 10 388
Email: info@meningitisnow.org
Website: www.meningitisnow.org

Meningitis Now provide information, free resources and support for those affected by meningitis and possibly left with an acquired brain injury as a result.

Meningitis Now provides the following services:

  • Direct Support via Support Officers
  • Family support days
  • Counselling
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Creative Therapies
  • Helpline

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

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Momentum Scotland

Templeton Business Centre, The White Studios, Room 203, Glasgow G40 1DA

Tel: 0141 550 4922
Email: headoffice@momentumuk.org.uk
Website: www.momentumuk.org.uk

Momentum Scotland offers rehabilitation and training services, empowering people to gain the skills and confidence that they need to live independently and to fulfil their employment goals.

Momentum’s services help a wide range of people, including those with a brain injury, spinal injury, mental health difficulty, physical or learning disability, in the areas of employment and training, job retention and community rehabilitation.

How to access this service: Referrals can be made directly via the contact details above or from any services you may already be involved with such as GP, JCP and Community Health Teams

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Murdostoun Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Neurological Care Centre

Murdostoun Castle, Newmains, Wishaw ML2 9BY

Tel: 01698 384055
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 (16-18 years) with a brain injury or other complex neurological conditions.

There are two facilities within the grounds:

  • Murdostoun’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre offers intense rehabilitation for adults in the post-acute phase following a brain injury through to transitional step-down independent supported living.
  • Murdostoun’s Neurological Care Centre offers long-term care for adults with complex neurological conditions.

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

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The Marbrook Centre

Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Bedfordshire, PE19 8EP

Tel: 01480 470 470
Email: referrals@marbrook.co.uk
Website: www.marbrook.co.uk

The Marbrook Centre is a bespoke Neuro Rehabilitation Centre on the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire boarders (PE198EP), which opened in May 2016.

With our own clinical MDT, (including Neuro Physiotherapy , Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Clinical Neuro Psychology and Addenbrookes consultant cover), we offer fast and slow stream outcome focused rehab packages for those living post a life changing incident such as ABI, Spinal Cord Injury or Stroke and long term neurological conditions such as MND.

We also have a specialist a-typical dementia service within its own area of the Centre (using Stirling University’s dementia friendly design best practice) which cares for those living with Early Onset Dementia or those who have ‘challenged’ other less specialist services and conditions such as Korsakoff Syndrome.

How to access this service: Contact us direct to either check on bed availability or to speak directly to one of our therapy leads

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Neural Pathways Ltd

Neural Pathways, Design Works, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE10 0JP

Tel: 0191 423 6240
Email: info@neural-pathways.co.uk
Website: www.neural-pathways.com

Neural Pathways provide life-changing rehabilitation for people of all ages with complex neurological needs.

The rehabilitation they provide in Scotland is underpinned by the ability to identify an individual’s potential to change at any stage of their rehabilitation journey. Neural Pathways pride themselves on delivering flexible and integrated therapy, building bespoke and sustainable rehabilitation around each individual according to their needs.

Therapy is provided by an award-winning and specialised team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Clinical Neuropsychologists supported by experienced therapy assistants and backed by a business and administration team.

Neural Pathways teams are community-based, providing meaningful therapy wherever the person lives. They aim to work seamlessly across boundaries, working alongside the family, carers and he wider rehabilitation team, to ensure each person’s goals are realistic and solutions focused.

How to access this service: via Case Management Firms, Solicitors, GP’s, Local Authority, NHS CHC, Self Referrals

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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, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness and the surrounding areas. NeuroPhysio Scotland visit patients in their own homes or arrange visits to specialist clinics.

NeuroPhysio Scotland treatments can help people who have a neurological condition achieve their personal goals of maximum fitness, function and quality of life:

  • 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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Novo Therapy & Care Ltd

67 John Street, Helensburgh G84 9JZ

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

Novo Therapy & Care are expert occupational therapists who can provide immediate needs reports, case management for complex cases and occupational therapy assessment and treatment programmes. Working with architects and equipment suppliers they advise on new build or property alteration projects and assess and purchase large and small equipment on behalf of clients.

Novo Therapy & Care also provide assessments for benefit appeal claims and carry out functional capacity evaluations to assist clients to return to work. They work in partnership with an independent trauma psychologist who provides detailed assessment and intervention alongside our rehabilitation programmes. Novo covers the whole of Scotland and the North of England.

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

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Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS)

Website: http://www.patientadvicescotland.org.uk/

The Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) is an independent service which provides free, accessible and confidential information, advice and support to patients, their carers and families about NHS healthcare.

If you want to give feedback or comments, or raise concerns or complaints about your NHS treatment, PASS can:

  • 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: You can access this service from any Citizens Advice Bureau in Scotland.

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Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY

Tel: 0131 475 2380
Email: enquiries@penumbra.org.uk
Website: www.penumbra.org.uk

Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities; they support around 1000 adults and young people every week.

With around 400 staff across Scotland, Penumbra work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ and to support people with mental health problems.

Penumbra provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and they also campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

How to access this service: Directly using details above.

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Pulse Community Healthcare

P2, Suite 118, 30-54 Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ

Tel: 0141 226 5010
Email: service.enquiries@pulsecommunityhealthcare.co.uk
Website: www.pulsecommunityhealthcare.co.uk

​Pulse Community Healthcare work as a trusted partner with over 200 commissioners, including more than 135 Clinical Commissioning Groups, supporting people with a variety of specialist care and clinical needs. Enabling clients to live the life they want and offering each empowerment and choice is at the heart of everything they do.

Working in close partnership with clients, their families, friends, carers, commissioners, local organisations and hospital teams, Pulse provide safe and effective healthcare services to people in their own homes and communities.

Clients with an acquired brain injury may require airway management support depending on the complexity of their condition. Some clients with an acquired brain injury may be mobile and have no clinical interventions but still require social support to access the community and social activities.

Pulse Community Healthcare’s local presence means they understand local communities and this has been hugely beneficial for clients. Workers are thoroughly competent in supporting people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and all associated conditions. They offer help with a variety of needs such as daily living skills, social interaction, confidence building, emotional support and advocacy.

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

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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland

3 Buchanan Gate, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Cumbernauld Road,
Stepps G33 6FB

Tel: 0845 013 6300
Website: www.trfs.org.uk

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a charity which supports people across Scotland with a broad range of needs to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities. It provides personalised, community-based support services for those who require support in their lives. Their Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) service supports people with varying degrees of ARBD to live as independently and inclusively as possible in their own homes and communities.

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

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The Robert Fergusson Unit: Scottish Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Service

Robert Fergusson Unit, Morningside Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Tel: 0131 441 8631 or 0131 441 8637

The Robert Fergusson Unit is a national NHS neurorehabilitation service for patients (18-65yrs) with significant behavioural and/or other neuropsychiatric sequelae following acquired brain injury.

Referrals can be made to one of medical team (Dr Langrell/Dr Welch/Dr Carson) and a visit to the patient will then be arranged. If, following initial assessment, it is felt that the patient would benefit from a period of assessment and rehabilitation in the unit, then the referring clinician must seek approval from the host Health Board, who will be responsible for funding this.

How to access this service: Referrals to this service are made at NHS health board level only.

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Scotland National CP Football Team

Scottish Disability Sport, Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ

Tel: 0131 317 1130
Email: ScottishCPteam@gmail.com

The Scotland National CP Football Team is made up of players from across Scotland with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury.

Founded in 1995 in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport we have competed in 7-a-side football around the world with the top 16 elite teams.

Our mission is to inspire, support and enable players with neurological conditions to participate, compete and represent their country to reach their full potential.

Take a look at our Twitter (@CPfootbalL_SCO) and Facebook (@CPFootballSCOTLAND)

How to access this service: Contact us directly by email, twitter or facebook.

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Scottish Acquired Brain Injury Network (SABIN)

NHS National Services Scotland, Gyle Sq, 1 South Gyle Crescent,
Edinburgh EH12 9EB

Tel: 0131 275 7612
Email: NSS.SABIN@nhs.net
Website: www.sabin.scot.nhs.uk

Established in 2007, the Scottish Acquired Brain Injury Network (SABIN), is an NHS network set up to enable improvements in access to, and quality of, services in Scotland for children and adults with acquired brain injury (ABI).

SABIN was formed in response to an audit of service provision, which identified specific areas where improvements were required; planning; pathways of care; standards; information for professionals and patients; advocacy; mental health; training and education; development of guidelines; data collection and access to services.

SABIN is led by a steering group and brings together NHS health care professionals, third sector representatives and service users.

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

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Scottish Driving Assessment Service

Scottish Driving Assessment Service, Astley Ainslie Hospital, 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL

Tel: 0131 537 9192
Email: Lothian.ScottishDrivingAssessmentService@nhs.net
Website: www.smart.scot.nhs.uk/driving-assessment

The service offers driving assessments for people who wish to commence, resume or continue driving after illness or injury, as well as advice on vehicle modifications to enable safe driving or passenger travel for those with a disability. Assessment is free under the NHS and is available to everyone in Scotland.

How to access this service: Appointments are arranged at the request of referring GPs and Hospital Consultants.

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Scottish Head Injury Forum (SHIF)

SHIF Administrator, c/o JS Parker Ltd, 2nd Floor, 2 Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JA

Email: info@shif.org.uk
Website: www.scottishheadinjuryforum.org

SHIF is a national umbrella organisation representing the interests of survivors of brain injuries, their families, and those who work with them.

Through the organisation of three annual open forum meetings SHIF works to increase knowledge of the effects of acquired brain injury amongst service users and their families, healthcare and social work service providers and policy makers.

Membership (for cost please go to website) is open to people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), their families and carers, and all health and social care professionals or organisations involved in ABI services.

Membership of SHIF includes free attendance at any or all of the organisation’s open forum events, which provide excellent opportunities for education, networking and sharing experience.

How to access this service: Directly, via e-mail address above.

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Scottish Nursing Guild

160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH11 1DQ

Tel: 0131 229 9988
Email: community@nursingguild.com
Website: www.nursingguild.com

“SNG is the most wonderful thing that has happened to our family, our relative is very well looked after.”

Scottish Nursing Guild (SNG), provide a specialist community service which offers nursing and care support for clients at home and in the community - where there are gaps in their current care provision or in setting up new community care packages. Theywork closely with NHS health boards, local authorities, case managers, solicitors and private clients throughout Scotland.

Community nurses are ready to step in to support discharge planning to promote early discharge from hospital; help, prevent or reduce hospital admissions enabling the client to remain at home; maintain staffing in established or new packages; deliver rapid response support and ultimately to ensure client safety.

SNG are available whenever you need us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

With over 20 years’ experience and a recent Care Inspectorate score of ‘Excellent’ across all quality themes, you can reply on us when you need someone most.

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

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Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY

Tel: 0131 475 2623
Email: info@sdsscotland.org.uk
Website: www.sdsscotland.org.uk

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) is a national membership organisation which actively promotes Independent Living by supporting, working with and championing the aims of Self Directed Support disabled peoples’ organisations.

SDSS develop resources, material and training for their member organisations and regularly deliver presentations which show that the social model is at the heart of self-directed support and independent living. They also work with local authorities, voluntary sector organisations, NHS health boards, universities and colleges to influence and guide the implementation of the Social Model within their own policies and programmes.

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

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Smartbox Assistive Technology

Ysobel House, Enigma Commercial Centre, Sandys Road, Malvern WR14 1JJ

Tel: 01684 578868
Email: info@thinksmartbox.com
Website: www.thinksmartbox.com

Smartbox create technology that enables people with disabilities to communicate and live more independent lives. They believe that everyone has the right to communicate and reach their potential, so their products reflect the unique needs of every individual.

Their range of communication aids combine, powered by Grid 3, the next generation of software for symbol and text communication, are used all over the world. To achieve this, a team of assistive technology specialists work with partners in over 20 different countries to ensure they are developing truly innovative features that empower people who use our products.

From learning in new and interactive ways to intuitive and efficient communication for text and symbol users, Smartbox have solutions to support you now and in the future. Find out more and contact us at thinksmartbox.com, your questions are always welcome.

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

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Specialised Orthotic Services

127-128 Fauld Undustrial Park, Tutbury, Staffordshire, DE13 9HS

Tel: 01283 520400
Email: enquiries@specialorthotic.com
Website: www.specialisedorthoticservices.co.uk

Specialised Orthotic Services (SOS) vision is to provide the best possible innovative special seating systems, and other rehabilitation products, to aid mobility and daily living coupled with a quality service to our clients no matter how complex their disabilities. Many disabled clients will be wheelchair dependent for mobility and practical / functional daily needs so SOS has many years of experience in dealing with this complex area of postural management.

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

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Spinal Injuries Scotland

Fullarton Court, 11 Drumhead place, Glasgow G32 8EY

Tel: 0141 427 7686
Email: Maureen.morrison@sisonline.org
Website: www.sisonline.org

Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) is the national voluntary organisation concerned with new and long-term spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends, along with those involved in the management, care and rehabilitation of the injury.

SIS provides peer support in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and attend outreach clinics all over Scotland – meeting people who have been discharged from hospital to provide further support.

SIS also offers:

  • freephone advice line
  • legal and welfare advice
  • small grant scheme
  • fully accessible accommodation at Clober Farm
  • quarterly magazine
  • various activities and events
  • dedicated healthcare home delivery service provided by Bullen Healthcare
  • delivery and contribution towards education programmes around spinal injuries

For full information, please see our website.

How to access this service: Directly via the contact details above or referral by the NHS.

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SSAFA: the Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA, 4 St Dunstan’s Hill, London EC3R 8AD

Tel: 0800 731 4880
Website: www.ssafa.org.uk

SSAFA is the longest serving national tri-service military charity. For over 130 years, they have provided lifelong support to those who are serving or have ever served in the Armed Forces. Support covers both regulars and reserves in the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served. SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that those who turn to SSAFA for help get the support they need.

Services include:

• Welfare advice and support
• Health & Social Care services
• Support groups
• Mentoring services
• Military wives choirs foundation
• Services for children
• Housing

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

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Stroke Association

c/o Foxglove Offices, Links House, 14 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EZ

Tel: 0131 555 7240 or Helpline 0303 303 3100
Email: info@stroke.org.uk
Website: www.stroke.org.uk

The Stroke Association is a charity which is focused on changing the world for people affected by strokes. They are involved in research to improve treatments, provide support services to sufferers of strokes and campaign for better awareness of the condition.

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

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Talking Mats

Talking Mats Centre, 2 Beta Centre, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF

Tel: +44 (0) 1786 479511
Email: info@talkingmats.com
Website: www.talkingmats.com

Talking Mats is a social enterprise whose vision is to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties, and those close to them by increasing their capacity to communicate effectively about things that matter to them. There innovative, award-winning communication tool is based on extensive research and was designed by Speech and Language Therapists.

Talking Mats is an interactive resource that uses three sets of picture communication symbols – topics, options and a visual scale – and a space on which to display them. This can either be a physical, textured mat, or a digital space, for example a tablet, smart board or computer screen for which they have created one of the best apps for communication disability.

How to access this service: Directly via contact details above

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Tania Brown Ltd

Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EB

Tel: 0131 200 6164
Email: info@taniabrown.com
Website: www.taniabrown.com

Tania Brown Ltd offers a wide range of specialist community services for those with life-changing, chronic and/or degenerative neurological conditions as well as specialist services for those who have sustained serious or catastrophic injuries such as brain injury (including injury sustained at or around the time of birth) and spinal cord injury. They also provide services for those who have sustained serious multiple orthopaedic injuries including amputation as well as services for people with chronic pain conditions and those suffering from industrial disease particularly those with end of life issues.

Tania Brown Ltd provides case management, rehabilitation and specialist clinical services for both adults and children. They are also able to provide an expert witness service for the courts along with specific services for independent and statutory sectors including the NHS.

They offer a nationwide service with their consultant clinicians and case managers located across the country, all of whom are highly trained with considerable expertise to work alongside clients with complex physical, emotional and social needs.

Tania Brown Ltd adopts a sensitive but proactive approach to the management of all cases by working as a team with both their clients and their families.

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

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25 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE

Tel: 0131 220 7972
Email: graeme.lind@tilney.co.uk
Website: www.tilney.co.uk

Tilney are specialists in providing lifetime financial planning and investment management services to recipients of personal injury awards as a result of head injury.

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

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Towpath Trust

43 Burnblea Street, Hamilton, ML3 6RF

Tel: 07788817976
Email: lesley@towpath-trust.co.uk
Website: www.towpath-trust.co.uk

Towpath Trust is a recognised charity providing support to all organisations that offer services and opportunities to people with disabling and neurological conditions. They are a Scotland wide organisation with bases in both Glasgow and Hamilton.

Their main objective at Towpath Trust is;

To encourage setting up and development of organisations to promote the well being of people enduring long-term conditions, the physical disabilities associated, and also their families and carers.

They can help these charitable organisations to :-

Assist with drawing up constitutions

Achieve recognition for charities

Develop links to organisations with similar objectives

They provide a Transport service with driver. Their vehicle has wheelchair access which can be loaned to both individuals and groups alike, who are affected by neurological conditions. Their vehicle is made available to client(s) for day usage and longer periods. They can of course provide their own driver if they so wish.

How to access this service: Directly via contacts details above

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Values Into Action Scotland

Offices 16, 17 & 18, Hillington Business Centre, 15-17 Nasmyth Road, Glasgow, G52 4RE

Tel: 0141 212 3395
Email: david.ross@viascotland.org.uk
Website: www.viascotland.org.uk

VIAS stands for Values Into Action Scotland. We promote the rights and equality of people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum.

Our main areas of work are around providing training and consultancy, campaigning and conducting research into what does and doesn’t work in the lives of people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum.

Employability is our main campaign theme and it is one of the key areas where people experience inequality.

Current figures show that 86% of people with learning difficulties and individuals on the autistic spectrum and unemployed compared with 8.1% of the general population. We cannot afford to wait for better economic times to start to address this.

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

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The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre

20 St Kenneth Drive, Glasgow G51 4QD

Tel: 0141 445 7750
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 and is an Independent Hospital operated by Quarriers Charity providing services to patients and clinicians across Scotland.

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

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