We had a great 2 days in Glasgow, meeting some wonderful organisations supporting people across Scotland.  Our e-newsletter and directory registration were popular and we thought we’d share with you a sample of organisations and projects we discovered.  The list below is a small sample of those we met but you can find many more organisations by searching our directory online.  Link provided at the bottom of this article.

Citizens Advice Financial Health Check Service
Meeting a representative from Citizen Advice at The Gathering 2019 we learned of a new service available to residents of Scotland, providing a financial health check to see if they are eligible for additional support that they may not know about.

You can all 0800 085 7145 for this free service.  They will check that you are in receipt of all appropriate benefits and grants applicable to your situation. They will also offer help with any debt issues and help you find ways to lower the cost of your outgoings eg. energy bills to improve your financial situation.

If you are struggling to meet your financial commitments, then get in touch with them as they may be able to help before it becomes a real problem.

We met with a representative from Bobath who told us about their fantastic services and support for people with Cerebal Palsy.  In particular we spoke about the transition years, from first diagnosis or early years to school years, teens and adulthood.  Some services are subsidised so if you are a parent with questions or in need of support why not give them a call on 0141 352 5000 and find out what is available for you.

We met with a representative from this social enterprise and subsidiary of Royal British Legion Industries, who explained that both volunteering and paid work is available for people with disability that can access the workplace in Erskine, Renfrewshire. They offer developmental employment opportunities for people with disabilities who are work ready but have not been able to secure employment.  Living wage, 18 month positions are available working in manufacturing (sign making and print).

It aims to provide supported work placements that will lead to long term future employment when the placement ends.  If you are, or know of anyone interested in exploring this opportunity you can contact them on 0141 471 0830.

We met with Disability Snowsport UK and found out how passionate they are about ensuring snowsports can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their disability.  They have over 30 years experience and aim to provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals and groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.

If you have ever felt like you wanted to try snowsports but didn’t think it possible, give these guys and call on 0845 521 9338 and see what’s available.