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
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.
4 Victoria Street
Angus Access Panel provides advice and information service for people with disabilities and their carers.
The Panel covers a wide area. Coastal from Montrose, Arbroath, Carnoustie to Monifieth and Landward from Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir. It also includes the beautiful Angus Glens.
The panel consists of a number of volunteers who work from the office based in Forfar.
Office Opening Times:
Monday 2pm – 4pm (call in or phone)
Well Bean Cafés
St Johns Church Hall Green Street Forfar
Montrose South Church Hall 100 Castle Street Montrose
Locality: Montrose and Forfar
Long Business Description
Community cafés offering safe, alcohol and drug free venues to meet and socialise. Health, wellbeing and recovery are promoted and there is access to self-help resources and professionals from local services. Volunteering opportunities are available for people in recovery who are keen to provide peer support to others and learn new skills.
Website Address – https://www.angus.gov.uk/social_care_and_health/protect_someone_from_harm/angus_alcohol_and_drug_partnership/find_help_and?item_id=893
Facebook – Well Bean Café
Phone Number – 01307 476492/07920 8305
Generations Working Together provides information, delivers support and encourages involvement to benefit all of Scotland’s generations, by working, learning, volunteering and living together.
That all generations in Scotland will work together to create a better and fairer country for all.
Our equality and cohesion fund project outcomes for July 2016 – June 2017 include:
Organisations, including those working with protected characteristics age, disability & race develop knowledge, understanding and projects that use intergenerational approaches to challenge ageism and discrimination and promote the inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds.
People within protected characteristics groups (age, disability and race) experience a reduction in discrimination, loneliness and isolation and barriers to connecting to other generations. They are more included in their communities and acknowledged for their contributions.
National organisations, local authorities, national public agencies and organisations have an increased awareness, adopt and embed intergenerational approaches to address the challenges of our ageing society and promote positive images of all older and younger people
Organisational outcomes for 2015-2020
Young and older people are more respected and included in their communities and as consequence enjoy enhanced health and wellbeing.
People at local, regional and national levels understand intergenerational approaches and integrate this into practice and policy to create positive change.
GWT is the nationally recognised centre of excellence, supporting the integration of intergenerational work across Scotland.
Through the website, Helpline and Support Group meetings the charity offers information, help and support throughout Scotland to those with PMR and/or GCA, and to their family and friends. For those in Angus, Dundee, Perth and Fife the nearest Support Group meets for a cuppa and a chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am in the hall of St. Mary’s Church in the Overgate, Dundee.
To raise awareness through information and education and provide training to care providers and health professionals involved in the care of those affected by Huntington’s Disease.To provide specialist information, confidential advice, practical help and emotional support to anyone affected by Huntington’s Disease, their families and their carers. We work in close liaison with health authorities, social services and other statutory and voluntary agencies.
NESS, an independent local charity and the first integrated joint sensory service in Scotland, delivers information, equipment and support.
Angus Carers Association is an organisation established by carers, for carers. The Association was established in October 1996 and became part of the Royal Princess Trust for Carers network in November 1997, then becoming known as ‘Angus Carers Centre’. Our vision is that all carers in Angus will receive appropriate information and support to enable them to feel valued and confident in their caring situation, and to develop their own potential. We provide information, advice and a range of services to unpaid carers located in Angus and the surrounding areas. To find out more about the many services that we offer to unpaid carers, visit our website at www.anguscarers.org.uk.
At the Angus Dementia Resource Centre in Arbroath we aim to provide a central hub for information and support for people affected by dementia throughout Angus.
Carer Groups offer mutual support and sharing of information in a confidential setting.
Details of Carers Groups can be obtained by contacting Angus Services direct.
The Service aims to support the families, relatives and friends of people with dementia at any stage of the illness.
Carers support from Alzheimer Scotland is free and offers advice, information and emotional and practical support through:
· Telephone contact
· Home visits
· Carers Groups
· Information leaflets and books
· Education courses and events
· Information about local services and resources Involvement
Carers tell us they experience feelings of isolation; feelings of loss and grief; insufficient support and insufficient information: Alzheimer Scotland understands.
We also run a number of informal Drop-in groups, throughout Angus, for people with dementia, their families and friends.
All our groups are for people who are able to attend on their own safely or who can bring their own support with them.
The YM Montrose offers internet access, gaming consoles, music, darts, chill out zones, musician space and youth café area.
The YM offers a hub for young people to access leaflet information, YM community notice board and dedicated youth workers.
Monday 9am-9pm, Tuesday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 3.15-6pm, Thursday 9am-2pm & 6.30-9pm, Friday 9am-9pm.
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