East Day Home
Kings Cross Hospital
The Scottish Health Council supports and promotes communities and health and social care organisations working together to shape services and help ensure they best meet the needs of those using them, their families and carers. Support we provide includes meeting with communities and groups to raise awareness of the spectrum of different ways people can give feedback, share views, raise concerns and use their experiences to help shape services, and of the support available to do so. We also run free Voices Scotland workshops which to help people understand the structure of health and social care and how to work together with services to identify and deliver improvements. If you would like us to come and speak to your community or group or run a workshop, please contact us at our local office.
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 MS Group in Angus welcomes anyone who suffer MS in Angus.
We hold monthly social outings with good food and cheerful conversation.
We also provide emotional and financial support to anyone who suffers MS in Angus and their carers.
Our contact numbers are:
Ina McBeath – 01241 829054
Angus Group Office – 01307 466113
Block C, Room 025
Tayside Cancer Support offers the opportunity for anyone affected by cancer in Tayside to receive emotional, social and practical support, either on an individual basis or in a group setting.
The charity has been in existence since July 1994, and is made up of an Executive Committee of voluntary Trustees, one paid employee and approximately twenty volunteer befrienders. We work with cancer patients, their families, carers and friends. We do this alongside healthcare professionals and other charities and support groups to provide vital support and information.
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
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.
Follow us on Facebook – http://facebook.com/NHSTayside
Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/NHSTayside
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
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.
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.”
“Kirrie Connections is a community hub that serves as the base for the Dementia Friendly Kirriemuir Project. The hub is a place where people living with dementia and their carers can get advice, support and form new friendships. We work with a variety of other partners, including Alzheimer Scotland and the Angus Carer’s Centre. The hub is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 4pm, and offers sessions ranging from arts and crafts to sporting memories.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help support our activities, and are also looking for people living with dementia and their carers to be directly involved in telling us what they want from the project.
A leading housing provider…
Established in 1967, Hillcrest Housing Association is one of Scotland’s largest housing associations.
We have over 6000 good quality homes at affordable rents across Dundee, Edinburgh, Angus, Perthshire and Fife.
We aim to foster positive communities and improve the lives of our tenants and customers.
A proud parent…
Much more than a traditional housing association, Hillcrest Housing Association is the parent of a group of companies who provide care, social enterprises, skills, training and employment opportunities.
The Hillcrest Group of Companies are:
Hillcrest Housing Association
Hillcrest Maintenance Services
Northern Housing Company
A diverse and growing team…
We have HR, IT, communications and media, learning and development, tenant participation, energy efficiency, improvements, and health and safety and risk management teams working across the Group providing services and support to subsidiary companies.
3-5 St Mary Place
It has been recognised that ageing could lead to bad habits and isolation as people are getting less active when retiring.
Lunch is made freshly and according to the need of the 50+ audience and paying particular importance to low fat and salt diet. This is one of our most famous activity, encouraging people to come out of their house and meet others in a friendly environment.
Lunches are coupled with physical activities such as Chi Gong and table tennis.
Tuesday 12:45 pm– 2:00 pm (£3.50 for members, £4:00 for non-members)
8 Emmock Place
Welcome to your local library!
Every library offers free Wi-Fi and PC internet facilities.
Membership is free and each location has a large selection of books available to borrow. Family activities and reading groups run in a number of Community Libraries where information and digital support is also available.
Pop in and ask us about the services we offer.
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
The Connections Suite offers a range of materials to support those with additional needs or sensory impairments. This includes Makaton and British Sign Language materials as well as information and resources to support reminiscence sessions and activities.
21 Dock Street
Many families experience challenging times, which may lead to young people becoming homeless or leaving home too soon. Safe and Sound is a free and confidential service run jointly by Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife and Shelter Scotland with the aim of strengthening relationships between young people and their families. Family Mediators offer support to parents and young people who may be experiencing conflict. Initial confidential chats are offered in order for workers to get a good understanding of the needs of individual family members. Family mediation and conflict mentoring are part of a range of one to one support available to help to make practical, workable arrangements for the future, taking into account the views, needs and feelings of everyone involved.
Shelter Scotland provides a confidential service offering emotional and practical support to young people to help enable them to have safe housing. We take a client centred approach that empowers young people to take full responsibility for their choices. Shelter is a flexible service where young people are seen as often as they feel necessary. We draw on the GIRFEC policy and use the SHANARRI indicators to help identify young people’s needs in order for our project workers to support them in the best way possible. We encourage young people to remain at home, where possible but if this cannot happen we offer on going support to both help them secure and maintain a tenancy.
Appointments can be made for any time or place which suits a young person best and if they wish, they can be accompanied by a person of their choosing; it is important that they feel comfortable.
Since 1921 we have stood for and provided support to veterans and their families.
When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship, maybe as a result of their experiences in the services or purely because they are no longer part of the ‘military family’ they had come to rely. We make a difference every day to the lives of those veterans through our comradeship and befriending programme, developing strong communities and supporting remembrance.
Our large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.
The Glenloch Centre is based at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre (WHCCC), Forfar.
The Glenloch Centre is registered with the Care Inspectorate. We were inspected on 21 July 2016. Our report is accessible online at www.careinspectorate.com
The Glenloch Centre supports people with a physical disability through a range of activities to develop, regain, adapt or maintain their skills so they can live safely in their home. We can work with people either at the Centre or in their own home/ community setting.
For example, we may be able to support people to:
Increase their mobility
Develop their confidence whilst cooking
Develop their skills in the use of computers/ IT solutions
Develop their confidence and skills in using public transport
Develop their confidence and skills in accessing the community setting
The service enables people to set their own individual short and long term goals that are relevant to them in meeting their needs. Other services can also be contacted that might support people achieving their goals. We ensure appropriate consideration is given to how we will meet the support needs of people receiving a service including their social; cultural and spiritual needs.
Who can use the Service?
People aged 16 and over living in Angus
People who are recovering following illness or injury that has resulted in significant impact on their ability to resume former levels of activity or independence either in their home and/ or community setting.
People with a need to develop, adapt or maintain daily living skills to help them to live more independently in their home and/ or community.
People who have a long term condition (deteriorating) who are committed to improving or maintaining their functional abilities to support them living safely at home.
How do people get referred to the Glenloch Centre?
People can refer themselves to the Glenloch Centre by phoning us or by completing the referral form available on the Angus Council website (www.angus.gov.uk). Social Work staff, NHS staff or GPs can also refer people by completing a referral form. If the individual does not have an active care management worker they will need to be referred to the local team prior to being offered a place at the Glenloch Centre. This will determine whether they are eligible for assistance to meet the cost of receiving a service from the Glenloch Centre.
Following referral to the service a member of staff will make contact with the referred person and arrange to visit them at home or for them to attend the Centre. They will discuss the reason for the referral and gather information about the person and what they want to achieve through attending. This will support staff determining whether the Glenloch Centre can provide them with a service or not.
A support plan will be developed and staff will also hold reviews to ensure the referred person and their carer(s) are happy with the service.
Is there are charge for receiving the Glenloch Service?
There is a charge for receiving a service from the Glenloch Centre. We will discuss these with the person as they are subject to changes. The person may be entitled to assistance in meeting the cost of the service charge and a financial assessment may need completed.
If the person declines a financial assessment they will pay the full cost of the session they require. They must still have an assessment by care management.
If you would like to visit the centre or speak to someone about the Glenloch Centre, please contact us on (01307) 475111.
A couple of stories from people who have attended the Centre:
Margaret, 43, was referred to the Glenloch Centre by her Speech and Language Therapist due to difficulties with her memory and speech. Margaret had low confidence and relied on her husband for most things. Margaret initially was reluctant to communicate especially within a group environment. She was often upset and worried what others thought of her. On a one to one basis, we supported Margaret with her communication through the practical activity of jewellery making as this was an area of interest. We followed the guidance of the Speech and Language Therapist and involved them in Margaret’s reviews. We encouraged Margaret to name words, describe words/ actions she was undertaking and over time she developed confidence in her communication. She was able to chat with peers and make telephone calls as she had stopped doing this. At her final review Margaret advised “I’m very thankful and grateful for the experience. I focus on what I can do and not what I can’t do. I do more chores at home now because I’m more confident. I have more confidence to make phonecalls, I attended a work reunion and hope to sell my jewellery at a car boot sale”.
Jean, 78, was referred to the Glenloch centre by her social work care manager. At the time of the referral Jean was temporarily living in a care home setting awaiting the offer of more suitable housing as it had been deemed unsuitable for her to return to her own home. We agreed to support Jean through attendance at Glenloch to assess her needs and requirements for her new accommodation (in conjunction with Occupational Therapists) and her ability to undertake meal provision tasks. Jean also wanted to be more independent and involvement and advice from Physiotherapy was sought. A number of exercises were provided and Jean received the support she required to do these. Through time Jean was also able to reduce the level of care/ assistance she required when she moved into supported housing accommodation. Jean was very motivated and had a strong “can do” approach. This determination came across very positively although Jean remained realistic about what the future might hold for her.
David, 58, was referred to the Glenloch Centre due to difficulties he was experiencing following a stroke. David lacked confidence in his abilities and he felt his mobility was now very slow. David was also low in mood and was struggling to identify any positives in his life.
We supported David in relation to his mobility. We liaised with physiotherapy and supported David with the exercises he was provided with. Within his initial 6 weeks David’s mobility improved which in turn increased his motivation to do more. David has also been able to return to his hobby of bowling due to the improvements in his mobility and confidence. The bowling club were successful in getting an adapted wheelchair allowing him to sit whilst bowling on the green.
Colin was diagnosed with a permanent long term condition in his early 50s. He is a permanent wheelchair user and relies on his wife, family and carers to meet his needs. Although Colin’s home is suitable for him he spends a lot of time in his own home and can feel isolated as a result. Colin enjoys attending the centre once a week as he is able to socialise with people and maintain his skills. It was also important for Colin and his wife that he feels safe whilst he is away from his home and through attending the centre they are both reassured that the facilities within the centre are suitable for Colin.
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.