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.
30 Glebe Court
This service is available for elderly residents within Kirriemuir, surround area and Angus.
The centre is open Monday – Saturday, looking to open on a Sunday.
Enabling people to live independently in their own homes longer, for social contact and respite.
Volunteer driver service may be available to people out with the Kirriemuir area.
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;
Light meal preparation
Prescription pick up
Escort to local appointments
We are always looking for volunteer Befrienders who could commit to an hour or so each week to visit an elderly lonely person in Carnoustie and district.
Food Train provide vital services to older people in the community this includes a shopping delivery service, befriending services and a meal sharing service called Meal Makers.
Forfar Day Care Centre is a voluntary sector establishment run by a management committee providing day care for older people.
To assist older and disabled people to carry out repairs, improvements and adaptations to enable people to remain safe and secure in their own community.
Initiative include Care and Repair (assistance with major repairs and adaptations which often attract Council grant assistance), small repairs (small charge for labour and the cost of materials used are charged for), Home Safety (a safety check within the home advise on safe practice).
Alzheimer Scotland provides services and support across Scotland to help you live as well as possible with dementia. Whether you want information and advice, personalised support services, or activities in your community, we can help.
Angus Independent Advocacy is an independent organisation working alongside vulnerable people to help them have their voice heard and safeguard their rights. We work with people who are at risk of being unable to safeguard their rights, and who may have:
mental ill health
a learning disability
an acquired brain injury, or
are an older person.
The Health Centre
Monifieth Befriending Scheme is a registered charity – SC030685. Our Scheme has been running successfully in Monifieth since 2000, providing a growing befriending service to socially isolated older people, bereaved people of any age and people in care homes.
Our trained volunteers provide one-to-one quality time to their clients that are often not otherwise available. Our scheme also holds regular social events throughout the year allowing clients and volunteers to meet up and enjoy social activities together.
We are funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Robertson’s Trust and Angus Council Integration Care Fund.
Contact the Elderly is a charity whose aim is to alleviate loneliness in older people through free monthly tea parties. It has been in existence for over 50 years, 47 in Scotland.
Our guests are usually over 75 years old, live alone with little social contact. They have to be able to get in and out of a car and manage a few steps with just a steadying arm, as we do not undertake any caring duties. They have great back stories, and we are always amazed at what we discover. They look forward to the outings enormously as many of them have no family, or family live far away. As they get older, they outlive their friends and it is very difficult for us to understand how awful it must be to sit alone and stare at the walls.
We have volunteer drivers who collect a couple of guests, accompany them to the tea party, and take them home again. Drivers can drive each month or occasionally, and the teas are from 2.00-4.00p.m. on one Sunday a month.
Our hosts provide a simple afternoon tea for a group of guests, usually 6-8 plus drivers, and we try to adjust numbers to suit the host. Hosts usually host once a year, although some people like to host twice.
As you can see, the whole concept is very simple and not at all arduous. The guests make new friends as do our volunteers and what better way of doing good can there be than chatting and eating cake.
For volunteers, eating cake is an important prerequisite and our guests are no slouches in the cake eating stakes either.
I do hope you will consider volunteering with us. It is great fun and our guests really appreciate what we do. If you wish to know more, either tel me on 01356660238, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk We also have a local Facebook page Contact the Elderly Angus & the Mearns