Cornerstone

Leading provider of social care servicesto children, young people and adults with disabilities and other support needs.

Cornerstone provides support to enable people to become more independent and active within their community.

Services provided:

  • Supported Living: These services provide support to individuals with a learning disability and other support needs, in small group living environments or single tenancies. Help can range from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. People moving from long stay hospitals to supported living services are given support to help with this transition.
  • Children and Young Peoples Services: Carers for children, young people and their families who require additional support needs. There is a range of services offering both help in the home and in the community. Activity clubs and holiday schemes allow people to experience new things and socialise with peers. The Star Carers and Fostering and Respite services support families who may require additional help with child care.
  • Community Justice: Provides support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues where past, present or future contact with the criminal justice system has been identified or is anticipated. The services offered aim to protect vulnerable adults and the local community from the effects of re-offending. Support given from the project Positive Tracks focuses on integrating individuals into the community by offering structured support, employment opportunities and opportunities to socialise, through activities. The Partnership Project works with Criminal Justice agencies to identify support needs of those who are at risk of victimisation or offending.
  • Community Support: Provides individualised, flexible support with a person centred approach, from a minimum of two hours up to 24-hours. Support is designed to meet the individual’s own needs and requirements. Some of the areas in which assistance can be given include: personal care, finance and budgeting, shopping, preparation of meals, social and recreational activities and education and employment.
  • Employment and Training Service: This provides services to people with learning disabilities and support needs looking to secure employment opportunities and increase inclusion in the workplace. Individually tailored services are a focus to identify employment goals. Help with CV’s, applications and interviews is given to help individuals secure jobs. Further support continues when they start working. Cornerstone also have a range of social firms and projects which give opportunities for people with disabilities and support needs to gain employment experience and training.
  • Short Breaks & Respite: Provides short break and respite services in several locations throughout Scotland, to enable both individuals receiving support, and carers and families, an opportunity to take part in new activities and provide a break from their daily lives. Breaks can range from just a few hours to a few weeks and can take place in a range of settings.
  • Day opportunities: Provides access to social and community activities throughout Scotland. Day opportunities are available in, Moray, Aberdeen, Glasgow city, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. A full programme of activities enables people with disabilities and other support needs to learn new skills, socialise and be a part of the local community. Activities are tailored to what the individuals want to do and include gardening, drama, computing and sports/ exercise.
  • Family Placement: Provides shared care support to children aged 0-18 years and their families who are experiencing times of significant stress or difficulty. Support is given through regular short breaks and a respite from their caring responsibilities. Support is provided in the family home of foster carers and can vary from one or two nights, to a week or longer. The service is tailored to meet the specific needs of the child or young person and their family.
  • Survivor Support: Survivor support has two funded projects, Finding a Voice and The Bridges Project, which work alongside one another to provide support to individuals with a learning disability who may have experienced sexual abuse. Support is given through a range of methods such as counselling, workshops and support groups.
  • Self Directed Support: An impartial advisory service, providing information to help clients choose the best possible care.

Other locations:

Central – 22 City Quay Camperdown Street Dundee DD1 3JA                          

Tel: 01382 220 238/248  Fax: 01382 220249

Glasgow – 0141 3780 700

Email us at – enquiries@cornerstone.org.uk

Address

Centurion Court
North Esplanade West
Aberdeen
AB11 5QH

Phone: 01224 256 000
Website: http://www.cornerstone.org.uk
Email: enquiries@cornerstone.org.uk

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