115 High Street
Penumbra Angus Nova Service offers support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges to engage more fully into their community, by helping them to access mainstream activities and groups such as further education, sports, clubs and work, whether voluntary or paid. The service is available to anyone living in Angus, over the age of 16 years.”
Parent to Parent support parents and carers of children with additional needs living in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross. We can provide one to one emotional support, group support, workshops on managing challenging behaviour, advocacy at meetings and appointments, information about local services and links to other parents with a child with an additional need. Children and young people with additional needs can also receive advocacy and support to help them voice their worries and concerns to parents, teachers, social workers etc.
8 Grant Rd, Arbroath
Care About Angus is a company developed under the principles of social enterprise providing a home help service. This means the (role of) employees and people receiving home care will have a greater say in the companies activities and the way it goes about business. The new and more democratic approach to service delivery is based on the relationships of trust between the people providing home help services and the people receiving the services. In essence, the means Care About Angus will always act in the best interest of the people involved and provide a unique person centred service: always positive and actively caring.
Care About Angus offers a local person centred service to assist people at home with the following;
Cleaning Service – (assistance with general housework)
Laundry Service (assistance with laundry at home
Ironing service – (assistance with ironing at home)
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
NHS Tayside provides health care services for people in Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
For a full lsit of services, please visit our website http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk and keep up to date with the latest news by following us on social media.
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9, Haymaket Terrace
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland works locally in Angus
to improve the quality of life for people after a stroke,
or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.
provide vital advice, support and information
Freephone 0808 801 0899
arrange group and 1-1 support in hospital and in your local community
provide volunteering opportunities across Angus
Brechin Healthcare Group (BHG) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), No. SC047731.
BHG’s charitable purposes are:
To advance health and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, or financial hardship, or other disadvantage.
To advance health, through the provision of medical equipment and facilities, and through the provision of relief to those suffering from illness.
BHG has been formed to benefit the community of Brechin and Edzell and The Glens. Geographically the community is roughly within a radius of 10 miles from Brechin, but also includes those areas of the Angus Glens and south Aberdeenshire covered by GP Practices in Brechin and Edzell.
We named our walking group OOTANABOOT because that is what we do, go out and about, mainly in Angus but occasionally we stray into Aberdeenshire and even Dundee.
OOTANABOOT is the result of an initiative by Angus Council, NHS Tayside and Paths for All who promote health walks, in Arbroath, Carnoustie, Edzell, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Letham and Montrose. Brechin, sadly, had to break away because we were, quite correctly, no longer considered doing health walks, chiefly because we ventured out of Brechin and walked over an hour.
The principles are the same though which is to allow, mainly older folks though we welcome younger ones, to enjoy socialising while exercising, admiring the wonderful scenery in our area. All walks are risk assessed; a four monthly programme is made up with suggestions from those participating so that choice is always there. Cars are available for transport, drivers receiving a thank you penny at the end or a coffee and cake at the many coffee shops we find on our travels!
Why walk, you ask? Well……………………….
It improves mood and may reduce the risk of depression.
Lowers the risk of strokes and can control diabetes
Can also reduce the risk of heart disease by half
You don’t need special equipment
It’s a chance to make new friends, feel good and have fun.
Join us each Wednesday at 1pm (13.00) – we meet and leave from Brechin Library. You will be made to feel very welcome.
Gowrie Care provides support to more than 1000 people across Angus, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and Perthshire.
We support people with learning disabilities and Autism, mental health, complex needs, people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and the care needs associated with older people.
Support can be provided in a residential setting or in the client’s own home as appropriate.
The Heath Shop is a free health information resource unit that provides health promotion and disease management information.
Health shop staff and volunteers can help people living with long term conditions access information to help them manage their condition. We are able to signpost to local and national organisations and sources of support that can help further support patients with their condition.
Our information can be used to encourage self management which means that patients are
•better informed about their condition(s)
•better prepared for everyday challenges
•better supported when they need it
The information provided at the Health Shop is not a substitute for medical advice but is there to support it.
Health Shop volunteers are happy to send out information on request and can liaise with ward staff to ensure that in-patients can receive the health information that they require.
The Health Shop has sites at:
• Ninewells Hospital, main concourse
• Perth Royal Infirmary, by main reception
• Whitehills HCCC, by main reception
• Links HC, by outpatient‘s reception
• Brechin HC, within waiting area
The Health Shop provides a focal point for raising awareness of various health weeks and campaigns. A table and display board can be used on request at most units.
A hearing aid battery and re-tubing service also runs from Ninewells and Whitehills Health Shops. Times of this service is available from each unit and can be accessed on our facebook page @NHSTaysideHealthShop
Gowanlea 12 – 14 Seaton Rd
Angus Integrated Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service
AIDARS covers the whole of Angus through two locality based teams. The North Locality Team covers: Brechin, Montrose, Forfar and Kirriemuir. The South Locality Team covers Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifeith.
AIDARS offers the following support services:
· Motivational Enhancement Therapy
· In patient and community detox for alcohol and opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy
· Recovery care planning and self directed support
· Overdose awareness (including Naloxone dispensing), harm reduction and BBV Testing
· Relapse prevention in groups and one to one, supported by medication if required
· Psychological interventions.
AIDARS aims to:
· Respond to referrals requesting drug and alcohol assessments within one week
· Provide an assessment appointment for Opiate Replacement Therapy within three weeks of referral
· Commence non ORT treatments and support for individuals using drugs and alcohol within three weeks of referral
· Enable individual s to access treatment quickly and support them to remain in treatment until they achieve their treatment goals
· To reduce drugs deaths in Angus by providing Overdose Prevention and Intervention training to service users and their families.
· Work with our partners in the third sector to provide a seamless service across the Recovery Oriented System of Care in Angus.