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Tayside Cancer Support
Address: Tayside Cancer Support
Block C, Room 025
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee
DD1 9SY
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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.​

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Address: Room 3004
East Day Home
Kings Cross Hospital
Dundee
DD3 8EA
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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.

Business Website Address: http://www.scottishhealthcouncil.org
Business Phone Number: 01382 740074 ext 71413
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Penumbra
Address: First Floor
115 High Street
Arbroath

DD11 1DP
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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.”

Business Website Address: http://www.penumbra.org.uk
Business Phone Number: 01241 873900
Parent to Parent
Address: Ardler Clinic, Turnberry Avenue, Dundee
DD2 3TP
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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.

 

Business Website Address: http://parent-to-parent.org/
Business Phone Number: 01382 817558
NHS Tayside
Address: NHS Tayside Communications Department
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
DD1 9SY
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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

 

Business Phone Number: 01382 740720
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MS Society
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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

Business Website Address: http://www.angusmssociety.org.uk
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Kirrie Connections
Address: 5 Bank St
Kirriemuir

DD8 4BE
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“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.

Business Website Address: http://www.kirrieconnections.co.uk
Business Phone Number: 01575 573805
Gowrie Care
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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.
 

Business Website Address: http://www.gowriecare.co.uk
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Address: 3rd Floor, Rosebery House
9, Haymaket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5EZ
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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.

 

We can:-

provide vital advice, support and information

Freephone  0808 801 0899

Contact   adviceline@chss.org.uk

 

arrange group and 1-1 support in hospital and in your local community

Contact   darlene.drummond@chss.org.uk

provide volunteering opportunities across Angus

Visit       www.chss.org.uk/volunteering

Business Website Address: http://www.chss.org.uk
Business Phone Number: 07918690643
Care About Angus
Address: Care About Angus

8 Grant Rd, Arbroath



DD11 1JN
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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;

​Shopping
Laundry
Ironing service
Cleaning
Wellbeing visits
Light meal preparation
Prescription pick up
Escort to local appointments

Business Website Address: http://www.careaboutangus.org.uk
Business Phone Number: 01241 797777
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Well Bean Cafés

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Tuesdays 12-2pm

St Johns Church Hall Green Street Forfar

Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm

Montrose South Church Hall 100 Castle Street Montrose

Locality: Montrose and Forfar

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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

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Please join us in our community cafe! Promoting well-being and recovery.

Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm

Melville South Church

100 Castle Street

Montrose

Affordable Menu

Peer Support

Welcoming Atmosphere

Self Help Resource/Information Area

For further information contact Laura Ogilvie ADP Development Officer, 01307 476492

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Victim Support Angus
Address: Victim Support Angus
1st Floor Merrin House
50 East Abbey Street
Arbroath
DD11 1EN
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Victim Support provides free and confidential practical and emotional support and advice for anyone who has been affected by crime.  Victim Support has a community service for victims and anyone affected by crime and also a Witness Service who provide support to all witnesses in court.

Business Phone Number: 01241 878507
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Address: 16 Wellington St, Montrose
DD10 8QD
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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.

Business Website Address: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
Business Phone Number: 01674 672406
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The Royal British Legion Forfar
Address: 1 Academy St
Forfar
DD8 2HA
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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.

Business Phone Number: 01307 463204
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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.

Business Website Address: http://britishlegion.org.uk
Business Phone Number: 01241 854940
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Address: 2 Bank St, Brechin
DD9 6AX
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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.

Business Website Address: http://britishlegion.org.uk
Business Phone Number: 01356 622562
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The Learning Tree Partnership
Address: 8 Grant Road
Arbroath
DD11 1JN
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The Learning Tree Partnership supports people with a learning disability to gain skills and experience in customer service. We do this through a person centred learning approach which​ ensures that everyone has an opportunity to learn in a way that suits them.

Our customer service learning is done through selling used books and CD’s and we strive to ensure that our customers are happy with the level of service they get.

Business Website Address: http://www.thelearningtree.org.uk
Business Phone Number: 07709 299163
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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

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

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

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

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.

 

 

 

Business Phone Number: 01307 475111
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Tayside Council on Alcohol
Address: 22-24 Catherine St
Arbroath
DD11 1RL
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TCA is a well-established charity delivering evidence informed, individualised, proportionate and whole family based interventions to adults, young people, children and families across Tayside, whose lives are adversely affected by substance misuse or offending issues. Our overarching aim is “To enable communities in Tayside and those living within them to overcome their difficulties with alcohol and lead healthy, productive lives”. To ensure our services target the areas of most need we work in partnership with service users, families and local communities, and are actively involved in multiagency partnerships, contributing to strategic planning processes in 3 unitary local authorities within Tayside: Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross.

Business Website Address: http://www.alcoholtayside.com
Business Phone Number: 01241 872989