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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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Aberdeen Action on Disability Ltd

84 Spring Garden, Aberdeen AB25 1GN

Tel: 01224 641 355
Email: office@aad-online.com
Website: www.aad-online.com

Aberdeen Action on Disability raise awareness of disability issues, promotes social inclusion, provides services for all people with disabilities including assistance with welfare benefits, information and advice. The charity facilitate weekly drop-in sessions to provide a meeting place and overcome social isolation. Aberdeen Action on Disability also provide hydrotherapy sessions for people with musculo-skeletal conditions.

How to access this service: Direct using details above.

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Aberdeenshire Council Shared Lives Scheme

The shared Lives Team, Carlton House, Aberdeenshire Council, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven AB39 2DL

Tel: 07824 837 791
Email: sharedlives@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Website: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Shared Lives provides a mutual, individual, flexible match between families who need a service and Shared Lives carers who offer their skills of support to people with a disability. This is a mutual match so people can share hobbies interests, communities, holidays and friends. Shared Lives is for people who are aged 16 and over, there is no upward age limit. This scheme is registered under the Care Inspectorate and rates as ‘very good’.

Shared lives offers short breaks, day support and long term placements. However unlike the traditional forms of support it is personal for the individual and has a high level of confidence building, self help skills and life skills. Shared Lives also offers weekends away and once a month events such as curling, come dine with Shared Lives, BBQ’s and confidence to cook.

How to access this service: Direct using details above.

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Ability Centre Support Service

Ability Centre, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 8PT

Tel: 01506 774 066
Email: jorden.smith@westlothian.gov.uk
Website: www.westlothianchcp.org.uk

The Ability Centre offers both a centre-based and outreach service to adults aged between 16 and 65 who have a physical disability. They provide 15 places each day in the centre and facilitate 12 outreach groups located throughout West Lothian within local community facilities.

Each client has an individual programme to meet their agreed needs, which is regularly reviewed and a moving plan is agreed with each individual prior to leaving the service.

A variety of occupational, educational and therapeutic opportunities are available daily within the Ability Centre and each Outreach Group determines their own programme. Work experience opportunities are offered on the reception desk and the cafe checkout. Other pre-employment skill preparation and support is offered through the B4 and On2 Work schemes. These schemes work in close collaboration with the Department of Work and Pensions to ensure that nobody is financially disadvantaged through taking up an employment opportunity.

Through the brokerage service, individuals are supported to try a range of educational, leisure or volunteering opportunities in their own local communities.

How to access this service: Adults with a physical disability can be referred for a centre-based placement following an assessment of their needs by representatives from Health or Social Care practitioners.Clients can self-refer to the Outreach Service.

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Addaction

79 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AB

Tel: 01387 263208 or 01776 705907
Email: dumfries&galloway@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

The Addaction service in Dumfries and Galloway provides support to anyone over the age of 18 with drug and/or alcohol addiction issues. They work in partnership with the Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service and the local social work department as part of a hub specifically supporting people with alcohol and/or drug related issues.

Services are offered across a range of community and office based settings as well as in service users’ homes. They include:

• Individual face-to-face assessments

• Group sessions using Mutual Aid Partnership (MAP) meetings as our key approach

• Tools and techniques from MAP forming the basis of much of our one-to-one and other group sessions

• Comprehensive and confidential assessments which include personal recovery plans

• Using Outcome Star we can enable each service user to achieve their own specific recovery goals

• A recovery plan, completed with each service user, specifically tailored to their needs and reviewed on a regular basis

Out-of-hours appts available on request and to suit service user needs.

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

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Addaction Argyll and Bute Recovery Service

Tel: 0800 206 1460
Email: argyllandbute@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

Addaction Argyll and Bute Recovery Service supports individuals in their recovery from problematic alcohol or other substance misuse. The service is for people who need support around their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

Person-centred assessment and action planning; goal planning to meet your needs and aspirations; motivation to change

The service offers :

  • 1:1 work
  • Group work
  • Needle Exchange (Dunoon)
  • Drug Treatment and Testing Orders
  • Support for Recovery Communities Advice and support to families and concerned others.

How to access this service: Directly via the above contact details. Also via webchat, drop in (Dunoon) Tues-Thurs 1-5pm

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Addaction Borders

125 High Street, Galashiels TD1 1RZ

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

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

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

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Addaction East Ayrshire Recovery Service

1, The Cross, Kilmarnock KA1 1LR

Tel: 01563 558 777
Email: info@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

East Ayrshire Recovery Service has its base in the centre of Kilmarnock and the service also provides a large part of its delivery to the rural corners of East Ayrshire.

East Ayrshire Recovery Service provide free and confidential drug and alcohol support across East Ayrshire including:

  • Drop-in advice and information
  • Telephone advice and information
  • Assessments
  • One-to-one support
  • Group based support
  • Relapse prevention
  • Recovery activities
  • Signposting to other services

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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Addaction South Ayrshire Recovery

1st Floor, 3 Killoch Place, Ayr KA7 2EA

Tel: 01292 430 529
Email: info@addaction.org.uk
Website: www.addaction.org.uk

​Addaction provide support and encouragement to help people recover from problematic drug and alcohol use. Addaction provide free and confidential one to one support, group work, mutual aid, relapse prevention, drug and alcohol advice and specialist support for alcohol related brain damage.

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

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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: Directly via the contact details above.

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Addictions Counselling Inverness

70 Tomnahurich St, Inverness IV3 5DT

Tel: 01463 220 995
Email: info@addictionscounsellinginverness.org
Website: www.addictionscounsellinginverness.org

​Addictions Counselling Inverness is a voluntary organisation based in Inverness, which offers free one-to-one counselling for adults who are affected by all types of addiction or substance misuse issues.

The organisation supports clients with a range of issues including alcohol, drugs and gambling. They also provide information and advice on substance misuse and addictions to the public and to professional colleagues.

As a service Addictions Counselling Inverness make every effort to ensure that their service is client centred, respectful and non-judgmental. They approach their clients care in a holistic & individualistic manner and client confidentiality is of paramount importance.

How to access this service: Self-referral or referral via a professional or agency (i.e. Osprey House, GP etc.)

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Addictions Support and Counselling

32 Vicar Street, Falkirk FK1 1JB

Tel: 01324 874 969
Email:
Website: www.asc.me.uk

Addictions Support and Counselling provide three main types of service to help people recover from substance misuse:

  • Support
  • Counselling
  • Community Rehabilitation

Addictions Support and Counselling work across the Forth area in the three local authority areas of Clackmannanshire Council, Falkirk Council and Stirling Council.

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

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Advocacy Highland

2 Seafield Road, Inverness IV1 1SG

Tel: 01463 233 460
Email: info@advocacy-highland.org.uk
Website: www.advocacy-highland.org.uk

Advocacy Highland is an independent voluntary organisation which provides free and confidential independent advocacy in the Highland region for individuals of all ages, including young people over the age of 16, who need to be supported to speak up about specific issues.

This, whilst not exclusive, focuses on key priority groups including those with mental ill health, learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those groups who are frail and elderly.

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

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Advocacy North East: Aberdeenshire

Unit 2, Dalfling Business Centre, Blairdaff ,Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5LA

Tel: 01467 651 604
Email: advocacyne@btconnect.com
Website: www.advocacyne.org.uk

Advocacy North East is a voluntary, charitable organisation which provides independent advocacy and/or representation to adult users of health and social work services in Aberdeenshire who, through mental illness or disorder may require support to access information, affirm their rights and express their wishes in relation to their health and care.

They also provide an independent advocacy service to Aberdeenshire residents in Royal Cornhill Hospital Aberdeen.

Advocacy North East is a full member of the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance.

Their service is free and confidential.

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

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Advocacy Service Aberdeen

Aberdeen Business Centre, Willowbank House, Willowbank Road,
Aberdeen AB11 6YG

Tel: 01224 332 314
Email: asa@advocacy.org.uk
Website: www.advocacy.org.uk

ASA was founded in 1996 and provides an independent advocacy service for people in Aberdeen. They offer a free and confidential service. ASA are a local charity governed by a volunteer board of directors.

They have three offices in town but can visit you in your home or at other convenient venues.

ASA have 17 members of staff and six volunteers. All staff and volunteers work to The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance’s (SIAA) Principles and Standards and Code of Practice. Specialist services are available for people with mental health issues, people with learning disabilities; older people, children with additional support needs; carers and for people who are victims of domestic abuse.

How to access this service: Direct using details above

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AIMS Advocacy

70 New Street, Stevenston KA20 3HG

Tel: 01294 608 663
Email: info@aimsadvocacy.org.uk
Website: www.aimsadvocacy.org.uk

Advocacy is about helping people speak up for what is important to them in all aspects of their life. It can be carried out by anyone a person wants to speak up for or help them speak up from themselves. This could be a friend, family member or support worker.

Aims Advocacy work with people from North Ayrshire over the age of 16 years old who require independent advocacy and who are eligible to receive a community care service. This includes people who experience mental ill health or disabilities. The service offers advocacy support in the community as well as hospital settings and also provides independent advocacy for patients of Ayr Clinic.

Aims Advocacy can provide independent advocacy services for other groups or industries on a contract basis. Advocates work with people on one to one basis as well as in group settings.

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

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Alba Psychology

20-23 Woodside Place, Glasgow, G3 7QF

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

Alba Psychology provides Neuropsychological and Clinical Psychology Services. Alba Psychology offer assessment and rehabilitation services for individuals who have experienced a brain injury. They offer expert witness services within the Medico-legal field. In addition to brain injury services, Alba Psychology provides similar input to individuals with mental health difficulties which have developed following an accident or similar circumstances. Alba Psychology has a number of clinicians and are able to offer independent assessment and treatment within the umbrella of our organisation. The main office is based in Glasgow with anadditional office in London Victoria.

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

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Alcohol & Drugs Action

7 Hadden street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NU Scotland

Tel: 01224 594 700
Email: info@alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk
Website: www.drugsaction.co.uk

Alcohol & Drugs Action has been operating in the North East of Scotland as a provider of specialist drug and alcohol services for nearly thirty years. They work across the spectrum of drug and alcohol use to deliver a wide range of services and support packages which have a positive impact on:

  • Preventing problematic drug and alcohol use
  • Reducing risk and harm to people using drugs or alcohol
  • Supporting people in recovery from drug and alcohol use
  • Supporting families and friends affected by drug and alcohol use

Their services are delivered across communities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and include one-to-one and group support for people with drug or alcohol issues. Alcohol and Drugs Action also support concerned family members, young people and children affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

How to access this service: Directly using details above.

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Alcohol Counselling Services Ross and Sutherland

St Duthus House, St Duthus Street, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1AL

Tel: 01862 894097
Email: info@acsrs.org.uk
Website: www.acsrs.org.uk

Alcohol Counselling Services for Ross and Sutherland provide a range of services including free confidential one to one counselling, recovery plans, support for families and practical advice and information available from their office base in Tain. In addition, counsellors and staff provide an outreach service in various venues across Ross and Sutherland. The service works alongside other agencies to raise awareness of alcohol and drug related issues with the aim of influencing lifestyle choices.

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

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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 ARBD team work to maximise the recovery for individuals who have experienced recent onset of alcohol-related brain damage.

The team provides a structured package of changing the way people think about alcohol and works alongside the client’s care manager. The team will also provide support and advice on treatment and care planning for those with a longer standing diagnosis.

Where individuals are seen to be experiencing cognitive difficulties (difficulties in processing information, including such mental tasks as attention, thinking and memory) the team can provide:

  • 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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Alcohol Support

Albyn House, 77-78 Dee Street, Aberdeen, Scotland AB11 6DS

Tel: 01224 595 981
Email: info@alcoholsupport.co.uk
Website: www.alcoholsupport.co.uk

Alcohol Support provide a variety of services to assist those affected by alcohol misuse. These services includes counselling, support groups and a designated place of safety for individuals found drunk and incapable in a public space.

How to access this service: Directly using details above.

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Angus Carers Centre

Ground Floor, 8 Grant Road, Arbroath, Angus DD11 1JN

Tel: 01241 439 157
Email: enquiries@anguscarers.org.uk
Website: www.anguscarers.co.uk

Angus Carers Centre provides information, advice and a range of services to carers located in Angus and the surrounding areas. The organisations services include:

  • Stress management
  • Carers support groups
  • Pampering for carers
  • Regular newsletters
  • A counselling service
  • Sitting service
  • Home visits
  • Training

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

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Angus Health and Social Care Partnership Acquired Brain Injury Service

Tel: 03452 777 778
Email: firstcontact@angus.gov.uk
Website: www.angus.gov.uk

​Angus Health and Social Care Partnership provide this service to people aged 16 to 64 who have an acquired brain injury.

The type of support provided is based on individual need and priority is given to people who have sustained their injuries within the last two years.

Acquired brain injury staff can provide information, advice and support in a number of areas:

  • Assessment
  • Counselling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Care management
  • Training and support for carers
  • Information on compensation
  • Benefits
  • Returning to work
  • Driving
  • Local support groups

Patients who are in the Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee, will be referred to the service. Angus Health and Social Care Partnership will undertake an assessment of needs, implement a plan to enable a return to home and support continued rehabilitation.

If the brain-injured person is in another hospital or in the community, a referral can be made on their behalf to social work for an assessment of need.

How to access this service: Referrals can be made via the Pathways described above.

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Angus Independent Advocacy

60 High Street, Arbroath, Angus DD11 1AW

Tel: 01241 434 413 or text on 07724 814 437
Email:
Website: www.angusindadvocacy.org

​Angus Independent Advocacy is an independent organisation working alongside vulnerable people to help them have their voice heard and safeguard their rights. The organisation works with people who are at risk of being unable to safeguard their rights, including those with an acquired brain injury.

AIA matches the person with an advocate that could support them with their current issues. AIA is guided by the person wanting the support. AIA do not give advice, but help the person explore their options and make their own decisions about what they want to do.

How to access this service: Directly via the contact 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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Argyll and Bute Addiction Team

Argyll and Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead PA31 8LD

Tel: 01546 605 602
Email: High-UHB.ArgyllButeAddictionTeam@nhs.net
Website: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

The Argyll and Bute Addiction Team (ABAT) is an integrated team comprising of staff from NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council. Staff include Social Workers, Nurses and a Psychiatrist all of whom are specialists in Addiction work.

ABAT provides services across Argyll and Bute from bases in Dunoon, Rothesay, Helensburgh, Oban (outreach to Mull and Tiree), Lochgilphead and Campbeltown (outreach to Islay). Services include Assessment, Recovery Planning, Harm Reduction, Sexual Health Information, Blood Borne Virus Information and Testing, Opioid Replacement Therapy and Naloxone Training and Supply.

How to access this service: Referral is via another professional e.g. GP, Social Worker etc. Members of the public and fellow professionals are most welcome to contact us for information and advice.

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Argyll and Bute Carers Centres

Tel:
Email:
Website: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

There are four Carers Centres in Argyll and Bute run by the Princes Trust for Scotland. These are based in Oban, Dunoon, Helensburgh and Lochgilphead.

How to access this service: Full contact details are available on the weblink.

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Ayr Stroke Club

Tel: 01292 286951
Email: ayrstrokeclub@googlemail.com
Website: http://ayrstrokeclub.webs.com/

Ayr Stroke Club is open to anyone in South Ayrshire who has had a stroke. The group meets every Thursday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm in Prestwick Community Centre, Caerlaverock Road, Prestwick.

Not everyone who has had a stroke feels that they need to be in a group setting, but for those that do, the group offers an opportunity to meet with people who are or have experienced the difficulties involved in the sometimes long process of recovering after a stroke. Being able to talk to other people who know how you are feeling, or you can see have made a good recovery after their stroke, can help with the process of recovery.

As well as the usual games, word searches and quizzes there are computers in the group for those who wish to participate. From time to time the group has people along to either entertain or to inform the group. They also go on outings to places of interest.

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

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Ayrshire Council on Alcohol

24 Fullarton Street, Ayr, KA7 1UB

Tel: 01292 281 238
Email: info@acaayr.org
Website: www.acaayr.org

​Ayrshire Council on Alcohol offers a free one-to-one confidential service to individuals who are concerned about their drinking. Counsellors trained to professional standards work with people whether they wish to abstain from alcohol or reduce their drinking to less harmful levels.

A family service is also available to those whose lives are affected by someone else’s drinking.

The service is run from accessible venues in South and East Ayrshire.

Ayrshire Council on Alcohol offer the following services:

  • Confidential one-to-one counselling
  • Telephone counselling
  • Evening appointments
  • A supportive and understanding environment
  • Family/ Carer support
  • Older people’s service
  • Outreach service throughout South and East Ayrshire
  • Access to other agencies

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

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Ayrshire Independent Living Network

The Michael Lynch Centre for Enterprise, 71 Prince Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8DG

Tel: 01294 475 685 or 6
Email:
Website: www.ailn.org

Ayrshire Independent Living network (AILN) provide free advice and information on Self Directed Supported (SDS) to the people of Ayrshire. ​

AILN initially grew from a group of disabled people who wanted to see a change in the way that community care services were offered. The management board have personal experiences of Self Directed Support, support services or have worked or volunteered in similar settings.

The three Ayrshire councils jointly fund the SDS support and information service.

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.

The service operates across Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire and is independent of any other service provider, like care services, social work or the NHS.

The Advocacy Project provide support to adults who have a disability:

  • mental health condition and/or a cognitive impairment
  • physical health, long term condition and/or a physical disability
  • learning disability
  • dementia.

The service is free and confidential.

Referrals are prioritised 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

The Advocacy Project are an ‘issue based service’ and support adults who are experiencing issues which are adversely impacting on their quality of life, their right to freedom, dignity, choice and control.

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

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

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

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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: 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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Borders Carers Centre

Brewerybrig, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT

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

Borders Carers Centre supports unpaid carers aged over 18 with their caring role.

Carers are offered an Carer’s Support Plan to help them think about five areas of their life to not only support their caring role but also to help them maintain their own healthy, happy lives:

• Health and well-being
• Managing their caring role
• How they are valued by services
• Planning for the future
• Finances and benefits

They also offer training and workshops to support carers and professionals.

Referrals by post, email, phone or in person, can be made by:

• carers themselves
• NHS and social care staff
• voluntary agencies
• friends and family

The centre is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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

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Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)

Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT

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

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

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

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

They will:

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

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

How to access this service: Directly 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 Grampian (B.I.G) Group

Tel: 07532 186 155
Email: biggroup@gmail.com
Website: www.brain-injury-grampian.weebly.com

Brain Injury Grampian Group provide help with the following:

  • Offer a full social and support programme including group meetings, social outings, exercise classes and speakers evenings.
  • Support carers and make it possible for them to meet, share their experiences and attend outings and weekend breaks.
  • Help promote partnership working between health services, social services and voluntary organisations.
  • Raise awareness of what it’s like to live with a brain injury.

How to access this service: Direct using details above.

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Brain Injury Group (B.I.G)

Fullarton Connexions, Fullarton, Church Street, Irvine KA12 8PE

Tel: Colin 07951 379508 or Kevin 07533 715202
Email: b.iggroup@yahoo.com
Website: www.carena.org.uk

The B.I.G group is a weekly social and info group for people suffering from any form of brain injury either traumatic or acquired.

Meeting every Wednesday afternoon 12:30 -14:30.

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

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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.

It acts as a communication forum for brain injury services and has:

• an email group for information and communication
• a meeting every two months with the opportunity to find out about a specific service and to network with other services.

It aims to:

• help improve the pathways that people move through after a brain injury
• raise awareness of which services people can access
• build relationships between the different organisations and sectors involved in care and support
• consider any local and national strategies which affect the care and support of people with a brain injury

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 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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Brain Tumour Action

25 Ann Street, Edinburgh EH4 1PL

Tel: 0131 466 3116
Email: administrator@braintumouraction.org.uk
Website: www.braintumouraction.org.uk

Brain Tumour Action aim is to support people affected by brain tumours, whether directly or indirectly, and to improve treatments through training and research. Ultimately, they look to the day when brain tumours become a controllable, or curable, condition for everyone. They run support groups and produce a range of information leaflets and booklets as well as running a telephone helpline.

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

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Brain Tumour Action

25 Ann Street, Edinburgh EH4 1PL

Tel: 0131 466 3116
Email: administrator@braintumouraction.org.uk
Website: www.braintumouraction.org.uk

​Brain Tumour Action is a voluntary organisation with four major aims:

  1. Support for patients and carers of those with a brain tumour.
  2. Training programmes for those working with brain tumour sufferers.
  3. Information on brain tumours and their treatment.
  4. Research into brain tumours.

BTA aims to provide information, support and counselling to brain tumour patients, their relatives and friends. People may call in need of someone to talk to: BTA provide a trained, highly experienced counsellor to help. The helpline is entirely confidential.

BTA also funds research into brain tuomurs and treatments, often in conjunction with other brain tumour charities in the UK.

BTA attend conferences and meetings within the public health sector to ensure the voice of brain tumour patients and families are heard their needs represented.

BTA provide a set of information leaflets and booklets available for individuals and hospital wards on various aspects of living with a brain tumour. BTA also produce an annual newsletter, KITE.

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

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Brainwave

Tel: 01925 825547
Email: enquiriesnw@brainwave.org.uk
Website: https://www.brainwave.org.uk

Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies, and the children they work with have a range of conditions including: autism, brain injuries such as cerebral palsy and genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome.

Their therapists, who are drawn from the mainstream fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and educational therapy, work with the family to devise a unique programme, specifically designed to suit their child’s needs, which will help and encourage them to unlock their child’s potential.

How to access this service: Directly via contact details above

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British Red Cross

Tel: 07595 278614
Email: hroy@redcross.org.uk
Website: www.redcross.org.uk

Adult and Youth First Aid Education

People in the past have been put off acting in an emergency by how complicated first aid is, or is perceived to be, so in order to build confidence the British Red Cross have created an approach to teaching first aid that is easy to learn, easy to teach, easy to recall and simple to do.

The sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual groups, the sessions would normally be run over 2 hours max, or the British Red Cross can do a programme of several sessions covering more skills.

How to access this service: Direct using details above.

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British Red Cross

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

Tel: 0131 338 5700
Email:
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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Buddies (SCIO)

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

Tel: 01387 256312
Email: info@buddiesdumfries.co.uk
Website: www.buddiesdumfries.co.uk

Buddies offer safe sessions for its members at the Castle Street premises. These include, but are not limited to: activities of choice, life skills, lifelong learning, cycling. Everything is offered with a person-centered and fun focus. Buddies has developed its bike project as an all ability community cycle hub and now has over 30 assorted bikes available for member use and public hire. Visitors are very welcome: use of Buddies is individual and cannot be categorized. Potential members are invited to try us out first. Buddies’ core outcomes for members are: Reinforcement of life skills, making and maintaining of friendships, building confidence and learning autonomy.

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

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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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The Brain Tumour Charity Ayrshire Support Group

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

Tel:
Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

​The Brain Tumour Charity has a monthly support group in Ayrshire held on the second Thursday of the month. The meeting starts at 2.00pm until approximately 3.00pm and is aimed at patients, families and friends of those diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The group meets at Ayrshire Cancer Support, 16 Portland Road, Kilmarnock KA1 2BS

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

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The Brain Tumour Charity Dundee Support Group

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

Tel:
Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

The Brain Tumour Charity Dundee support group holds a monthly meeting, which is held at Maggie’s Dundee in Ninewells Hospital. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The meeting starts at 3.30pm until approximately 5.00pm.

The address for the meeting is: Maggie’s Dundee, Tom McDonald Avenue, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD2 1NH

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

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The Brain Tumour Charity Fife Support Group

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

Tel:
Email:
Website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

The Brain Tumour Charity has a Fife support group held at Maggie’s Fife, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. The meeting starts at 6.00pm until approximately 7.30pm and meets on the last Thursday of alternate months. The support group is aimed at patients, families and friends of those diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The Fife support group address is: Maggie’s Fife, Victoria Hospital, Hayfield, Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH

How to access this service: Directly via the 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: jacqueline.ohalloran@lifeways.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.

Campsie believes that when people are involved as equal partners in the assessing and planning of their care to ensure that it meets their specific requirements, better outcomes are achieved for both the individual and their families. This person-centred approach to care planning is a key element in the daily life of the centre. Each individual will be assessed on their own personal capabilities and this will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Families are a significant and vital aspect of care planning and will be included in all on-going decisions in people’s care.

Throughout their stay, patients are encouraged to make individual choices about all aspects of life at the centre and to be as independent as possible.

Services are offered to people with either an acquired brain injury (ABI) or complex neurological condition.

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

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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 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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Care for Carers

St Margaret’s House (Room 4.25), 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE

Tel: 0131 661 2077
Email: admin@care4carers.org.uk
Website: www.care4carers.org.uk

Care for Carers is a voluntary organisation which provide support services to all carers, regardless of age, gender, disability or relationship of the person they care for.

They deliver services to carers in Edinburgh and deliver specific short breaks through their Stepping Out service to carers from across Scotland.

The aims of the organisation are to :

  • raise awareness of carers issues
  • promote early identification of carers
  • provide a range of support services
  • provide information to carers and staff
  • provide respite breaks and short breaks to carers in their own right
  • provide learning opportunities to carers
  • signpost carers and connect them to other services, locally and citywide
  • participate in all aspects and levels of Strategic Planning and Consultation
  • reduce carer isolation and promote social inclusion

Care for Carers runs a number of support groups and meetings for carers on a regular basis.

The groups are :

Portobello Carers Support Group

  • This group meets monthly at Portobello Library from 11.30 to 1pm and is open to all carers, meeting on the last Tuesday of the month.

Evening Carer Support Group

  • This group meets at St Margaret’s House, Room G3 ground floor, beside main front door ( Link up offices ) monthly from 7-9pm and is open to all carers.

Family & Friends Carer Support Group

  • This group meets monthly at Davidson Mains Parish Church from 2-4pm. This group is specifically for carers looking after a person with a mental health illness (excluding dementia).

A number of focus groups may be held over the year, please check the newsletter for details.

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

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Carers Link East Dumbartonshire

Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH

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

Carers Link supports carers of all ages, including young carers, who live in East Dunbartonshire, or care for someone who lives in the area. We offer a listening ear and tailored support which can include information, advocacy, one-to-one support and sessions and groups for carers.

Our office hours are 8:30am to 5pm and there is always someone who will be able to talk to you by phone or in person. They can also arrange appointments outwith office hours if required.

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

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Carers of West Lothian

Sycamore House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston EH54 6AX

Tel: 01506 448000
Email: office@carers-westlothian.com
Website: www.carers-westlothian.com

A well-established local third sector organisation offering a range of services to support unpaid carers, young carers and people with disabilities in West Lothian.

Carers of West Lothian provide information, advice and support to unpaid carers and young carers (aged 8-18) supporting a family member, friend or neighbour due to illness, disability, frailty, mental ill health and addiction, and information, advice and support to people with a physical or learning disability.

Support staff can provide emotional and practical support as well as a listening ear and signpost to other organisations.

Some of the ways they can provide support:

  • 1:1 emotional support / listening ear
  • training and workshops
  • peer support groups for carers
  • counselling for carers
  • advice clinics such as benefits, Power of Attorney
  • information on local services and supports
  • opportunities to have a say on local services
  • short breaks for carers
  • information on rights
  • well-being events
  • support for employers and professionals training
  • factsheets and publications
  • Young Carers - chance to talk to others in similar circumstances and a chance to try new activities, meet new friends and learn new skills.

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

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Carrgomm

Tel: 01463 242 112
Email: info@carrgomm.org
Website: www.carrgomm.org

​In the Highlands Carrgomm provide respite support to children and adults, Carrgomm also provide home care support.

How to access this service: Directly via the 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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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 are actively encourage to participate. Some of the speakers represent the NHS, CAB, other local organisations and professionals.

Each year the group also hosts an annual ABI Seminar which focuses on a particular topic in relation to an ABI, again that the group feel is important or relevant.

Self referral or drop in service Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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

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Central Advocacy Partners

27 West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RJ

Tel: 01324 633 321
Email: info@centraladvocacypartners.org.uk
Website: www.centraladvocacypartners.org.uk

Central Advocacy Partners work to tackle social exclusion and to enable people with learning disabilities across the Forth Valley to have their voices heard through a diverse range of services including:

  • Advocacy support for young people and parents with learning disabilities
  • Social inclusion projects
  • Living a Life courses
  • Accessible information services
  • Person centred planning services
  • Bespoke advocacy services
  • Graphics facilitation services
  • Service user feedback workshops

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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Circles Network: Advocacy in Fife

Tel: 01592 645 360
Email: info.fife@circlesnetwork.org.uk
Website: http://circlesnetwork.org.uk/

Advocacy in Fife project covers two areas of Independent Advocacy: Professional and Collective for people across Fife. Funded by Fife Council and Fife NHS, professional advocacy ensures that individual’s views and opinions are heard and listened to, respected and acted upon.

Advocacy in Fife can support you if you are 16 or over and living in Fife with:

  • mental health issues
  • learning disability
  • personality disorder
  • physical impairment
  • acquired brain injury
  • dementia
  • autism
  • chronic illness.

They also support;

  • people receiving long-term citizen advocacy involved in statutory proceedings.
  • children under 16 years who are subject to compulsory measures under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

How to access this service: Directly via contacts above

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Circles Network: Advocacy in South Ayrshire

2 New Bridge Street, Ayr KA7 1JX

Tel: 01292 264 396
Email: info.southayrshire@circlesnetwork.org.uk
Website: www.circlesnetwork.org.uk

Circles Advocacy helps people aged 16 or over who live in South Ayrshire to understand their rights, get the right information to help them make informed choices, raise issues they are worried about and safeguard people in situations where they are vulnerable. Circles Advocacy provide advocacy to vulnerable people in South Ayrshire whose circumstances include, but are not restricted to, mental health issues, learning disability, acquired brain injury, dementia, autistic spectrum disorder and chronic illness and who are unable to safeguard their own well-being, rights, care or other interests.

Advocacy is about empowering individuals to express their views, needs and decisions and where appropriate, it involves speaking on behalf of individuals who are unable to do so for themselves. In doing so, we hope to help protect and safeguard the rights and interest of those who are vulnerable or discriminated against, and ensure that their rights and opinions are fully considered.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Argyll and Bute

Riverside, Oban Road, Lochgilphead PA31 8NG

Tel: 01546 605 550
Email: info@abcab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.argyllandbutecab.org.uk

Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provides a free, impartial and confidential advice and information service throughout Argyll & Bute on a wide variety of issues; from benefits and debt, housing and employment, consumer and utilities to patient advice. They have offices in Lochgilphead and Helensburgh, and regular outreach sessions in Campbeltown, Dunoon and Oban.

The Lochgilphead office is open to the public for drop-in on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and the Helensburgh office on an appointment basis on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Telephone advice is provided Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Dundee

Dundee Central Library, Level 4, Wellgate Centre, DD1 1DB

Tel: 01382 307 494
Email: bureau@dundeecab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.dundeecab.org

Citizens Advice Scotland offer various services across the regions of Dundee and Tayside. Please use their website to find details for your local area.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Dundee

Dundee Central Library, Level 4, Wellgate Centre DD1 1DB

Tel: 01382 307 494
Email: bureau@dundeecab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.cas.org.uk/bureaux

Citizens Advice Scotland offer various services across the regions of Dundee, Tayside and Fife. Please use their website to find details for your local area.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Falkirk

27-29 Vicar Street, Falkirk FK1 1LL

Tel: 01324 626 070
Email: bureau@falkirkcab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.cas.org.uk/bureaux

Citizens Advice Scotland offer various services across the regions of the Falkirk and the Forth Valley. Please use their website to find details for your local area.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Moray

6 Moss Street, Elgin IV30 1LU

Tel: 01343 550 088
Email: enquiries@moraycab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.moraycab.org.uk

​Moray CAB is an independent local charity providing advice, assistance and training for local people.

Moray CAB provides advice, information and practical assistance on a range of issues which include:

  • Benefits
  • Consumer debt
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Tax
  • Utilities

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Perth

7 Atholl Crescent, Perth PH1 5NG

Tel: Helpline 01738 450 580 and Appointment line 01738 450 581
Email: Advice@perthcab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.cas.org.uk

Perth Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential, impartial and independent advice for all those who live or work in Perth and Kinross.

Perth Citizens Advice Bureau provide face-to-face advice in the Perth Office, or at an outreach location, or by telephone, letter or email.

The organisation offers advice in the following areas:

  • Benefits and Tax Credits
  • Consumer
  • Employment
  • Family and personal
  • Health and community care
  • Home fuels and utilities
  • Immigration and nationality
  • Legal
  • Money advice
  • Taxation

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian

Almondbank Centre, Shiel Walk, Livingston EH54 5EH

Tel: 01506 432977
Email: enquiries@cabwestlothian.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.cabwestlothian.org.uk

West Lothian CAB provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to anyone who needs it.

The Bureau provides advice on a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Benefits – questions about entitlement, benefit checks, help with completing application forms and advice on how to challenge unfair decisions
  • Debt – how to manage your debts, improve your financial situation and maximize your income
  • Employment – questions about terms & conditions, dismissal, wages owed, redundancy & discrimination
  • Consumer – everything from broken televisions to difficulties with gas & electricity suppliers
  • Relationships – issues such as separation, children & bereavement
  • Housing – questions about homelessness, housing allocation, repairs & deposits

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

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Citizens Advice Edinburgh

23 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8PG

Tel: 0131 510 5510
Email:
Website: www.cas.org.uk

​Citizens Advice Edinburgh provides free, confidential, independent and impartial advice on a variety of issues. Citizens Advice Edinburgh has five bureaux and 25 outreach points across Edinburgh.

The five bureaux can be found at the following locations:

  • Dundas Street
  • Leith
  • Portobello
  • Pilton
  • Gorgie/Dalry

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

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Citizens Advice Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey

103 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LX

Tel: 01463 237 664
Email: enquiries@invernesscab.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.cas.org.uk

Citizen’s Advice Invrness, Badenoch and Strathspey offer various services across the region including outreach services in Charleston, Culloden, Dalneigh, Granton-on-Spey, Hilton, Kingussie, Laggan, Aviemore, Merkinch and Ragmore.

In addition, the organisation also has an outreach service with MacMillan Partnership for people and families affected by cancer in the Highland Region.

Please use their website to find links for your local area.

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

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Combat Stress: Hollybush House

Holly Bush House, Ayr, Scotland, KA6 7EA

Tel: 01292 561 300
Email: contactus@combatstress.org.uk
Website: www.combatstress.org.uk

Combat Stress is the leading Veterans’ mental health charity in the UK providing treatment for ex-Service personnel suffering with mental ill-health including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety,and depression.

In some cases, veterans may be offered a short period of treatment at Hollybush House,a residential centre in Ayrshire. The length of stay will vary from two days to six weeks, depending on the treatment package that Combat Stress agrees with the individual.

The warm and friendly atmosphere at the centre allows veterans to feel at home, amongst other Veterans whose experiences may be similar to their own.

The centre has a team of dedicated professionals (trained in several different and complementary treatment and care methods), who work together to provide treatment and care.

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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Community Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Service (CRABIS)

Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189A West Main Street, Boxburn, West Lothian EH52 5LH

Tel: 01506 284000 Option 2
Email: CRABIS@westlothian.gov.uk
Website: www.westlothianchcp.org.uk

CRABIS provides multi-disciplinary assessment and rehabilitation within the home or community setting to individuals over the age of 16 who live in West Lothian and who have a physical disability and/or acquired brain injury. The service also provides follow up and early intervention as required to individuals who have suffered a mild head injury. They must also have a diagnosed neurological condition.

The service’s core aim is to improve the individual’s independence, level of function, participation and quality of life.

CRABIS is funded by Lothian Health and West Lothian Council and the service is delivered by an experienced, multi-disciplinary team, including:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Rehabilitation assistants

How to access this service: Referrals to the Service can be made by any professional involved in your care e.g. GP, Consultant, Social Worker, Nurse.

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Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury

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

Tel: 0141 201 0299
Email:
Website: www.nhsggc.org.uk

​The Community Treatment Centre for Brain Injury provides person-centred goal-oriented community rehabilitation for adults living in the old Greater Glasgow NHS Board area with cognitive, psychological and communication difficulties as a result of an acquired brain injury.

This service is provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist and clinical psychologists.

The Acquired Brain Injury Liaison Service is an early contact, information, advice and signposting service for patients with an acquired brain injury in hospitals in the Greater Glasgow area.

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

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

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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: support@cominghomecentre.org
Website: www.cominghomecentre.org

Community Veterans Support currently provide four drop in centres across Glasgow, for veterans suffering from both mental and physical injuries. Many also have addiction issues and many are in need of housing. The organisation provides help and support on anything they might need to access whilst in a period of recovery.

Community Veterans Support run two workshops, one for woodworking and one for bike refurbishment and repair; they also run a gardening service.

They offer a veterans drop-in service for help and support to those who have served from 9pm -5pm Monday to Friday.

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

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Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd

Afton Drive, Dumfries DG2 9ES

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

Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd is Dumfries & Galloway’s only specialist organisation dedicated to helping and enabling people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and their carers. Compass is currently the only third sector provider in Scotland with a dedicated rehabilitation facility, evidence-based program of treatment, and measurable outcomes. Regardless of how serious the brain injury, they help survivors and their families to prepare for how their lives may change as a result of ABI, and support them in their recovery and onward journey. They believe that living with acquired brain injury does not change your identity.

They aim to provide opportunities for slow stream rehabilitation, respite, vocational rehabilitation and social inclusion. Provide advice on the management of acquired brain injury issues, both long and short term.

Services:

  • well equipped rehabilitation centre
  • slow-stream cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • children and family outreach service
  • assessment service
  • out-of-centre activities which encourage social inclusion
  • community rehabilitation service
  • training programmes for survivors of brain injury
  • hospital support
  • carer support
  • self directed support brokerage

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

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Compass Brain Injury Specialists Social Enterprise

Afton Drive, Dumfries DG2 9ES

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

Compass Social Enterprise is owned and operated by Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd, based in their Rehabilitation Centre facility in Dumfries. The enterprise began as a woodwork project used by their clients for personal woodwork projects.

In the early part of 2016, they recognised the workshop’s potential to expand beyond this use and become a social enterprise. The principle aims of the social enterprise are to deliver a safe, practical and fun activity which has measurable outcomes and high quality products for sale to the public.

The social enterprise will soon be looking to hire additional workers (particularly ex-service users) to enhance the business and increase production. The workshop is well equipped with a range of industrial woodworking machines, dust extraction system, power tools and hand tools to encourage service users to discover new skills or revive old ones in there craft workshops.

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

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Compass SDS Broker Ltd

Afton Drive, Dumfries DG2 9ES

Tel: 01387 270660
Email: kate@cbisl.org
Website: www.cbisl.org

Compass SDS Broker can help clients choose the support which best suits their needs and make the arrangements for them, based on what matters to them and what they need, what they want to change and what they want to achieve.

The service works to;

- support clients to manage their payments or manage payments on their behalf.

- support with recruitment and interviews.

- help individuals to identify and make use of circles of support in their community.

- manage personal assistants time sheets and payroll on your behalf.

How to access this service: Referrals can be made directly via the contact details above.

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Complex Injury Network Scotland (CINS)

Tel: 0131 451 5265
Email:
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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Connecting Carers

Glen Orrin House, High Street, Dingwall IV15 9TF

Tel: 01463 723 560
Email: carers@hccf.org.uk
Website: www.highlandcommunitycareforum.org.uk

Connecting Carers provide support to unpaid carers in the Highlands. The organisation also provide carer support plans/training/group support and short break funds.

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

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Cornerstone SDS Aberdeenshire

25 High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 3QA

Tel: 01467 530 520
Email: aberdeenshire@cornerstonesds.org.uk
Website: www.cornerstonesds.org.uk

​Cornerstone SDS is an impartial advisory service, created to provide you with all the information you need to choose the best possible care for you through Self-Directed Support (SDS).

The introduction of the Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Act means you have four options to choose from about how you would like your care and support to be arranged and delivered.

SDS enables you to have more choice and control over the support you receive.

How to access this service: Contact the service direct by phone, email or visit the office. Referrals can also come from social work or other health professionals.

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East and Central Sutherland Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Station Road, Golspie KW10 6SN

Tel: 01408 633 000
Email: advice@esvas.casonline.org.uk
Website: www.eastsutherlandcab.org.uk

East and Central Sutherland Citizen’s Advice Bureau offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to anyone who needs it, on a wide range of subjects. These include employment, consumer problems, family and relationship difficulties, children, housing, rent arrears, debts and many more.

The help CAB provides varies from giving information and advice, helping with letters and forms, benefit checks and appeal representation.

East and Central Sutherland Citizen’s Advice Bureau run outreach clinics in:

  • Helmsdale
  • Brora
  • Dornoch
  • Bonar Bridge
  • Laig

They also cover the Edderton and Ardgay areas, and can arrange home visits.

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

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Living Ambitions - Craig Court

Binghill Grove, Milltimber, Aberdeen AB13 0HF

Tel: 01224 863527
Email: info@livingambitions.co.uk
Website: www.lifeways.co.uk

Craig Court is a 16 bedroom residential/rehabilitation service providing specialist expertise to those who has suffered a serious incident such as a stroke or brain injury.

Unique in the Grampian area for the specialist expertise they offer, Craig Court give people the highly specialist support they need in order to reclaim as much independence as possible.

Craig Court offer the highest standards of residential and rehabilitation support through a commitment to person-centred planning, attention to detail, engaged staff teams and most importantly a passion for enabling the people we support to achieve their goals and self-direct their support as much as they can.

The team work closely with the NHS rehabilitation team to achieve the goals the people we support are reaching for.

Services include:

Neuro rehabilitation

Acquired brain injury

Residential

Short breaks & respite

Complex needs

Outreach

Nursing care

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

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The Care Training Consortium (CTC)

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

Tel: 01387 249111
Email: ian@caretrain.co.uk or info@caretrain.co.uk
Website: www.caretrain.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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The Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Royal Victoria Hospital, Jedburgh Road, Dundee DD2 1SP

Tel: 01382 423 161
Email:
Website: www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk

The Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (CBIR) is situated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee. The CBIR is an area wide service, admitting people from across the whole of Tayside. The CBIR provides in-patient rehabilitation to adults aged 16-65 who have complex disability following a brain injury, and who will benefit from interdisciplinary rehabilitation before being discharged from hospital.

All patients have an individual, goal orientated programme tailored to their own needs. With assistance from their families, patients are helped to achieve their goals in areas of health, activity and well-being. Families and carers also have an opportunity to attend the rehabilitation sessions.

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau Dumfries & Galloway

81-85 Irish St, Dumfries DG1 2PQ

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

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

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

Projects include:

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

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

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D&G Council Social Work Services Self-directed Support Team

122 – 124 Irish Street, Dumfries DG1 2PB

Tel: 03033 333001
Email:
Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Social Work provides support to people who are currently experiencing areas of difficulty in their life. Individuals are supported to be involved in shaping and choosing their care and support and taking more control in their own lives.

Staff work with individuals to look at what’s important to them and the goals they would like to achieve. Together they will agree the things that social work can provide support with as well as signposting to other agencies and services who may also be able to provide assistance. There is no cost for any advice or information provided.

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

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Deeside Stroke Group

Tel: 07442 502574
Email: ericsinclair@btconnect.com
Website: https://www.stroke.org.uk/

This is a Stroke Association Voluntary group which provides a weekly opportunity for stroke survivors and carers to meet and take part in an exercise class run by a fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist.

The Deeside club meets up weekly on Mondays at 10:30am at The Old Free Kirk, The Green, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 4WY. It also has one hour a week’s exclusive access to the Aberdeenshire Community Gym in Aboyne.

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

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Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, NHS Grampian

Room 2.19, Ashgrove House, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

Tel: 01224 559 352
Email:
Website: www.nhsgrampian.org

The department of Clinical Neuropsychology provide neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation to assist with cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which may be impacting on daily living skills, independence, relationships, quality of life, return to work or study or capacity to make decisions. Following referral, patients are seen for a screening appointment to discuss available services, suitable interventions and to give brief advice.

Following this patients may be seen for cognitive assessment, offered group intervention or placed on waiting list for individual sessions.

How to access this service: Via GP or other health professional.

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DG Voice

Midsteeple, High St, Dumfries DG1 2BH

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

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

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

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

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

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DICE CIC

The Hub, 24-26 Friars Vennel, Dumfries DG1 2RL

Tel: 07580 916051
Email:
Website:

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

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

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

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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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