NESS, an independent local charity and the first integrated joint sensory service in Scotland, delivers information, equipment and support.
Our branch is run by volunteers with the aim of giving help, support and friendship to people in the Angus area who have MS. We also offer help and assistance to others affected by MS such as friends, family and carers of people with MS. Help with fund-raising. Help out at social events. Drive community bus. Grants, political lobbying, research.
The centre exists to help people with MS (and other neurological conditions) continue to live as normal a life as possible.
Co-ordination and delivery of efforts in relation to work within the national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland at a local level.
DBPSS is working towards a world where all people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else.
We are a membership organisation and membership is open to anyone living in Dundee, Angus, Perthshire, Fife and beyond.
We offer our members advice and support service and run daily social activities, these include bingo, craft clubs, lunch clubs, weekly outings, wheelchair aerobics, etc.
DBPSS recognises that the social activities offered are a vital lifeline to its members, offering them an opportunity to meet and engage with their contemporaries, participate in group outings, share experiences and for many members, it gives a focus for the day/week ahead.
Working in partnership with Dundee City Council and NHS Tayside we provide accommodation linked and visiting support services across the city with a focus on supporting people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and individuals including autism spectrum disorder and physical disabilities.
Asbestos Action is a charity that supports the sufferers of asbestos related disease. We offer emotional and practical support to victims. Completion of benefit entitlement claims and advice on civil compensation.
Angus Special Playscheme provides fun and educational activities during the school holidays for children aged 5-18 with additional support needs. They run three schemes flexibly tailored to different age ranges. In addition to this they also run a scheme called 1:2:1 which caters for those with complex needs who require particular one to one care.
Montrose group meet on the last Monday of each month (except December) at the Links Medical Centre, Montrose 2pm-4pm.
Carnoustie group meet on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) in The Parkview Health Centre 2pm-4pm.
The group is a self help support group who have regular monthly meetings with speakers on various subjects, as we feel that good information and communication is important in the self management of our conditions and the more we know what is available to us, the more we are able to cope with everyday life.
During the group sessions we also have relaxation and seated exercise sessions so there’s maybe something you can take and enjoy at your leisure which will help you manage a little better.
Our group is open to all members of the public who suffer from or care for someone with a long term medical condition, not only from the Angus area but also from Dundee. We have a signpost links page on our website and we have a small library of DVDs, CDs and leaflets available to our group members. There is no charge for attending any of our meetings and a list of speakers is on our website at http://www.altcsg.org.uk
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.
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.
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 Grenfell House Centre
290 High Street
We are the UK’s largest children’s charity
We change the lives of the children and young people in the UK who most need our help.
We listen to them, whatever is affecting them.
We believe in them – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.
This belief started with our founder Thomas Barnardo, who stood up for the most vulnerable children in society.
Our vision is his vision – a world where no child is turned away.
27 Hamilton Green
Home-Start Angus offers a unique service to young families. We offer regular support at home to parents-to-be and to those bringing up pre-school children. Our organisation recognises that for all of us that are bringing up or have brought up young children it can be hard. We are never quite prepared for the emotional onslaught of parenting responsibilities and when other factors such as not living near extended family, experiencing poor mental health, relationship difficulties, becoming a lone parent, poor housing or battling to get help for a child that has additional needs, parents can find themselves feeling overwhelmed and guilty that they are not coping.
We recruit, train and support volunteers with parenting experience. Many of them used Home-Start services themselves when they were bringing up young children and want to give something back. Our volunteers are sensitively matched with families referred to our organisation and undertake to visit them weekly for a few hours and offer an extra pair of hands, a listening ear or chumming up parents to help them make links with local services outside the home. The biggest difference they make however is through the relationship of trust they build with parents.
In addition to our home-visiting service, we offer 5 family groups across Angus.
FriockHub is a local project creating a community centre developing the redundant Eastgate School in the heart of Friockheim, a large village in Angus, Scotland.
The Hub will provide services, facilities and support available to any and all the residents of the local area opening Autumn 2018.
Friockheim Community Hub is a fully inclusive project involving the whole community which is owned, managed and operated by the community itself as a registered charity.
For additional information about the project and how it can benefit you and your local community please get in touch.
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.
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.
Please join us in our community cafe! Promoting well-being and recovery.
Melville South Church
100 Castle Street
Self Help Resource/Information Area
For further information contact Laura Ogilvie ADP Development Officer, 01307 476492
The aims of Angus Voice are:
To influence the strategic direction of Adult Mental Health Services locally, regionally and nationally, and contribute to their overall improvement;
To support Contributors to become actively involved in the planning, development, evaluation and improvement of mental health services delivered by the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors in Angus;
To raise awareness of mental health issues within the wider community, including in Further Education establishments; and challenge the stigma associated with mental ill health.
Why is Angus Voice Important?
People with direct experience of mental health problems have a unique perspective and expertise. Collective advocacy is an opportunity to harness this expertise and use it to benefit and influence the ways in which mental health services in Angus are developed and run, to educate professionals and the public, and to empower and influence contributors’ lives.
We work across Angus, and our office is based in the Angus Independent Advocacy building at 60 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1AW.
Website Address http://angusvoice.co.uk
We’re always keen to hear from people who have lived experience, and who have made use of mental health services in Angus.
For more information, telephone Participation Development Workers (job share partners) Sheila 07760 753293 or Callum 07736 679399 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselling for survivors of Sexual Abuse (age 8+) – Adults Service and Children & Young People’s Service
Pathways to the Future Project – Support for survivors to get help to access volunteering/education/activities in local community/health and wellbeing activities/help to find records.
Contact – Tel: 01307 850741 or text 07975 726953. Email: email@example.com