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FLU VACCINATION CLINIC

DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF VACCINE THE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC FOR PATIENTS AGED 18 AND OVER WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER.  If you are due a flu vaccine you will receive an invitation by text message or letter.

NEW HEALTH CENTRE

We will be keeping you up to date with developments as our New Health Centre is built.  For this month's information please look at the News letter.

Health Centre Newsletter Issue 1

2-16 Braes Ave, Whitecrook, Clydebank G81 1DP

Parents, Children,  Young people, Carers, Older people,  Rape and Sexual Abuse support, Women, Men, LGBT, Volunteering 

Clydebank Social Work team can be contacted for information on many matters  including advice about home care, residential and nursing homes, self directed support, respite and short breaks, community alarm and telecare, children at risk, adoption and fostering, applying for a Blue Badge, Adapting your home and generally assessing your needs. The website is at www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/ For the Old Kilpatrick Dalmuir and Clydebank areas call the Adult & Older People Integrated team on 01389 811 760, Mental Health Duty Social work on 0141941 4400 or the community hospital discharge team on 01389 828220. You can report a child at risk by calling 0141 562 8800. Another useful contact is Learning Disability Services 118-120 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank G81 1UG Tel: 0141 562 2333 or 0141 562 2334. In case of an emergency outwith office hours Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Service Tel: 0300 343 1505

Parents

Rainbow Baby Clinic - There is a drop in Health Visitor Clinic for Clydebank patients for weigh ins and advice. It runs every Wednesday  1pm 'til 2.30pm in the Orange Wing.

Triple P Positive Parenting Programme

Triple P doesn't tell you what to do.It offers positive parenting support that offers clear suggestions to help you manage and prevent problem behaviour and look after yourself too.

  Choose from one to one support or a group course. Self help books, DVDs available Helps people manage  children's behaviour  set family routines, get on well with your children, balance work and family. Call 0141 277 7560 and call or text 07995302918 or email centralparentingteam@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Parenting sessions  for parents of children aged 0-6 and for parents/carers who would like guidance/advice on handling teenage behaviour. Relaxed informative sessions phone 01389 828242 for more information- West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Mums and Munchkins at YSort It 

The Mums and Munchkins group is designed to help out young mothers with their child and also offer a wide variety of advice on motherhood and the challenges you may and will face.The group meets on a Thursday afternoon from 1pm – 3pm in the Hub CE Centre Clydebank.

The group offers the following services to new and expectant mums and much much more:

Communication with your baby, Sexual health advice and support, Baby massage taster sessions, safety and play @ home, book bug story telling, education taster sessions for mums, breast feeding advice & support. To find out more about the group email Y Sort-It at info@ysortit.com  or contact us at the Y Sort-It Base, 5 West Thomson Street in Clydebank. If you are travelling to the session, Y Sort-It can cover your public transport costs with proof of purchase.

Pre/ante natal/ support for new parents or parents to be:

NHS Service for mothers to be and new mothers experiencing mental health issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self harm or other challenges. Referral needs to be 6 months before or after birth. Treatment and support is available through the Commnity Perinatal Mental Health Team, a clinic, at home or at the Mother and Baby Unit Tel: 0141 211 6500

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/mental-health-services/services/other-services/west-of-scotland-mother-baby-unit/

Bluebell Perinatal Services- Specialised support  for parents - to - be and new parents experiencing emotional difficulties, anxiety, depression and other challenges. Services include in depth counselling, pre-natal training and consultation, art therapy, music therapy, baby massage , and a creche. Donation based - pay only what you can afford, no one is turned away because of inability to pay.  Referral can be made during pregnancy  and while having a child under the age of 2. Tel : 0141 221 3003 www.crossreach.org.uk

Also -Prenatal Services specifically for new Fathers or Fathers - to -be.  For Fathers to be or new fathers experiencing distress or anxiety. "You are not alone- Contact us" Bluebell Perinatal Service Tom Allan Centre, Glasgow G2 4PB Tel : 0141 221 3003 or  email info@crossreach.org.uk  see website  www.crossreach.org.uk As above, donation based

 There is a waiting list for both of these, consider putting your name down.

Healthy Living for New Mums in West Dunbartonshire: information and courses:

new link coming soon- awaiting information form West Dunbartonshire Council

Children and Young People

Services for Children and Young People - Provided in the Clydebank area by health and council services,  including the young families support service, assistance for behavioural and mental health problems,  mentoring, befriending, Triple P parenting  and support for young carers. Various links from this website www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/ or Tel:0141 562 8800.

Concerned about a child- speak to someone: “Doing nothing is not an option” This could be a doctor, teacher, health visitor, social worker or police officer. Clydebank Social Work number is 0141 562 8800. Social Work Out of Hours Service : 0800 811 505 or speak to a staff member in the practice.

Active Schools - promoting School Clubs. List of sports clubs, see the web page:

www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/west-dunbartonshire-leisure/active-schools/school-club-links/

Rainbow Baby Clinic - There is a drop in Health Visitor Clinic for Clydebank patients for weigh in's and advice. It runs every Wednesday  1pm 'til 2.30pm in the Orange Wing.

Young People

Y Sort-It Young people aged 12-25 can use the Drop- In services to access free internet, check emails, create CV’s, Job Search and much more.

If you are struggling with space to concentrate on your studies or school work, Y Sort-It offers a relaxed friendly, fun environment to concentrate!!

Information Workers are available to provide support, information and advice on any issue including health, housing, benefits and personal & family issues.

All enquiries will be confidential. Group work sessions run during the Drop in sessions, to promote learning in a fun way about various youth issues.

FREE, CONFIDENTIAL and NO APPOINTMENT needed, just pop in to see us!!

Wednesday Drop In from 6.30pm until 9pm Age Specific Times (12-15yrs or S1-S4).

www.ysortit.com

Young Scot

Information and opportunities for young people in Scotland, discount card, travel discounts for 16-18 year olds. Info on lifestyles, rights, learning, working,funding,opportunities, advice  and much more. see website https://www.youngscot.org/information/     Don't Miss out!  

Young people with an Eating Disorder :CARED  is a website for parents & carers who are supporting a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with an eating disorder aged 25 or younger.

CARED aims to:address the sense of burden and isolation parents & carers may feel, improve confidence and provide practical hints & tips. See their website www.caredscotland.co.uk or email  caredscotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

For anyone: Awestruck Academy- Centre for learning in the Creative and Performing Arts Awestruck Academy is a conservatory for learning and developing practitioners in the Arts. Interesting  new arts organisation  3 Queen's Square Clydebank G81 1EA.(Looks like the website is still under construction)

awestruck-academy.yolasite.com

Loneliness-  as you've heard, its a thing, for both young and old. Read some helpful information from MIND:

Feeling lonely isn't in itself a mental health problem, but the two are strongly linked. Having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely, and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health.

 Read more at :www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/loneliness/#.W7Ocs2hKjIU

Older People

LinkUp is the single call telephone information line for older people in West Dunbartonshire. All of the LinkUp call handlers are trained volunteers who can help you find the information you need. By calling LinkUp on 0141 280 0129 we can signpost or transfer your call to any community service in the West Dunbartonshire area. LinkUp is active Monday-Friday 10 am – 3 pm. What kind of information can we get from LinkUp? Just about everything… details of how to check you are receiving the correct benefits, accessing house repairs, checking your fuel tariff, directions to hospitals, local lunch clubs, exercise classes, the day your bin is due to be emptied … just ask. www.wdcvs.com/wellbeing/link-up/

Elderly Care – The Community Older People’s Team (COPT) provide co-ordinated help and support offering a wide variety of health and social care services for patients over 65 to support them and their carers in the community. 01389 811760

Clydebank One Stop Shop for Older People

Town Centre Office Clydebank, in the old Co-op building

Tel:  01389 737533 - its  better to go in person though

  • Repairs
  • Financial - Council Tax, rents, benefits, creditors & debtors queries
  • Pest Control service requests
  • Waste Management - special uplifts, replacement & damaged bins, waste collection routes, recycling advice
  • Free school meals & clothing grants applications
  • Elderly Welfare Grants applications
  • National Entitlement Cards/Young Scot
  • Complaints/commendations

West Dunbartonshire Elderly Support  01389 737000

One Stop shop Alexandria Library Gilmour St Alexandria G83 0DA

Age UK Advice Line - Call on 0800 055 6112  - Free, independent advice 365 days a year For more information call Age UK in Scotland on 0800 12 44 222  www.ageuk.org.uk

Age UK Telephone Befriending Service  - “Call in Time” -  is a free telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older people. Age UK Face to Face Befriending  (Scotland) 0800 12 44 222  

Silverline

Helpline for older people. Confidential information , friendship, advice. Links callers to local networks, and offers Silverline friendship weekly  calls ( free calls). Helps safeguard  vulnerable older people

 0800 4 70 80 90 Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week

also Silverline letters- written word support for hearing impaired who would like a Silverline friend or those who prefer the written word

 much more at the website    www.thesilverline.org.uk

Contact the Elderly  organise Sunday afternoon Tea Parties , friendship,fun, tea and cake, held in peoples homes. Transport is included, for people over 75 dealing with loneliness and isolation  0800 716543 or email Lisa McTaggart  or call  Lisa 0141 816 0290  https://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk/

Lunch Clubs

Centre 81 at Whitecrook have a Bingo Lunch Club on Thursdays. Lunch, tea coffee, biscuits and Bingo are included in the price.at Centre812-16 Braes Ave, Whitecrook, Clydebank G81 1DP  call 0141 533 7070 for more information.

Dalmuir Barclay Church hold a Lunch club fortnightly on Fridays ( next date is Friday 26th October ( costs £2, lunch such as monce and tatties plus tea, coffee and biscuits) Serving from 12:00- 12:45.

Meal Makers service - a volunteer who loves cooking will bring an extra portion of home cooked food to share with an elderly person.If you'd like to volunteer with this project please contact them    Tel: 0141 551 8118 email Glasgow@thefoodtrain.co.uk  website www.mealmakers.org.uk

Home Falls Prevention Service It is important to investigate a fall.

This service is for anyone over 65 who has had a fall in the last year, and their family or carers.

Guidance  on how to prevent further falls, home assessment service, physio assessment, referral for rehabilitation or other support if  needed.Tel: 0141 427 8311

Care Information Scotland is a helpline and website service providing information on care and support services for older people in Scotland and their carers. help you find the answer to your questions about support and caring and to put you in touch with local organisations that can help. To find out about options to support independent living, carer support or planning for the future,Tel: 08456 001 001 (local rate)or visit the website www.careinfoscotland.co.uk Monday to Friday 10 am till 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am till 4 pm

 Safe Journey Cards

If you have a fear of falling on the bus you‘ll find this a great help. With a First Safe Journey Card you can privately let the driver know what sort of help you need and they‘ll wait for you to reach your seat safely before driving off. www.firstgroup.com/safejourney

Carers Support - Are you a Carer??

A carer is someone who provides support to someone who would not manage without their help due to disability, illness, addictions or frailty.

Your local carers' centre is Carers of West Dunbartonshire - (G81,82 and 83)  Offer support, advice, information on 0141 941 1546   email: clydebankcc@carerswd.org    website www.carerswd.org

 See their  Carers Information Information leaflets here:http://www.carerswd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/InfoPack_Welcome_2018.pdf

Did you know? Carers have rights and are entitled to support.

There are a range of support services available to carers such as:

Emotional support, one to one, or in groups, and home visits where needed

Advocacy: making sure you are informed and that your voice is heard , for example at meetings involving the cared for person

Information on support available such as financial help, emergency plans, legal issues,hospital discharge, help and training for the caring role you are in, therapies. Call CArers of West Dunbartonshire 0141 941 1546

Care Information Scotland is a helpline and website service providing information on care and support services for older people in Scotland and their carers. They can help you find the answer to your questions about support and caring and to put you in touch with local organisations that can help. To find out about options to support independent living, carer support or planning for the future,Tel: 08456 001 001 (local rate)or visit the website www.careinfoscotland.co.uk Monday to Friday 10 am till 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am till 4 pm.

Respite For Carers

Replacement care: Out of the Blue at Carers of West Dunbartonshire can provide opportunities to allow you to attend events that would otherwise be too difficult to manage with the caring role , such as a family wedding, hospital appointment, dentist, some training courses.

Respite: Respite and holidays

Can provide building based respite breaks at home, supported holidays, emergency respite. You can choose the break that suits you best Tel: 0141 562 2326

Young Carers

Are you a young person who spends time looking after someone because of their physical or mental health,  disability, or addiction ? Or perhaps you know someone who does.

Ysortit provides one to one or group support for Young Carers

To get in touch with us: you can contact one of the Young Carers team directly by email :

laura@ysortit.com (Senior worker for the Young Carers)

stuart@ysortit.com (Assistant support worker)

ashley@ysortit.com (support worker)

Or in person at the Y Sort-It base at 5 West Thomson Street Clydebank

LGBT-Lesbian , Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People 

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-9pm. Call : 0300 123 2523   www.lgbt-helpline-scotland.org.uk

Fusion--Ysortit also provide LGBT support to Young people (under 25)

The group brings young people together and provides opportunity to take part in workshops,  learn new skills and develop knowledge about loads of different topics like sexual health, confidence building, job skills and much more.  But most importantly the groups give young LGBT people the opportunity to meet like minded young people, make new friends and generally have fun.The group is scheduled to meet every Monday night at the Y Sort-It main base from 6.30 until 8.30pm.

email: laura@ysortit.com or david@ysortit.com or call: 0141 941 3308 Visit the main base: 5 West Thomson Street Clydebank G81 3EA  www.ysortit.com

Parents Enquiry Scotland
Parents Enquiry Scotland is a voluntary organisation offering helplines run by a group of parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children. We provide help, information and support for parents and families of LGBT children. 
Email: 
parentsenquiry@hotmail.com 
www.parentsenquiryscotland.org 
0131 556 4958 (day time and early evening)
Parents Enquiry Scotland

Glasgow Women’s Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is no ordinary library! We are the only resource of its kind in Scotland and a true national treasureAs well as a lending library, we hold a wonderful treasure trove of historical and contemporary artifacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. From Suffragette memorabilia and 1930s dress making patterns to rare 1970s Scottish Women’s Liberation newsletters, it’s all here!

www.womenslibrary.org.uk

Abuse, Rape, Victim Support

Concerned about a child- speak to someone: “Doing nothing is not an option” This could be a doctor, teacher, health visitor, social worker or police officer. Clydebank Social Work number is 0141 562 8800. Social Work Out of Hours Service : 0800 811 505, Police Scotland on 101, or speak to a staff member in the practice.

Clydebank Womens Aid is a confidential organisation which provides information, support and refuge, if needed, for women, children & young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. You do not have to come into refuge to get support.  Confidential Information & Support Service, Benefit Information, Housing Rights, Legal Information, Accommodation, Advocacy. call 0141 952 8118 10-4 Monday to Thursday and 10 till 1pm on a Friday. http://www.clydebankwomensaid.co.uk

CARA Project - Challenging And Responding to Abuse - For women in West Dunbartonshire who may have experienced Child sexual abuse, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault or parents whose children have been sexually assaulted. Open Monday to Friday 9-5 call 01389 738595 or 01389 738278.

The Cedar Project West Dunbartonshire is an abuse, trauma, recovery therapeutic group work programme for children and young people aged 4-16 who have experienced domestic abuse. Mothers also attend a concurrent programme to enable them to support their children’s recovery. Tel: Marilyn McColl 0141 562 8800 email: CEDAR@wdc.gcsx.gov.uk   website www.cedarnetwork.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland

If you have been raped or sexually abused or are supporting someone else who has, you can contact Rape Crisis for help and information. It doesn't matter whether this happened recently or a long time ago. You can phone our helpline any day between 6pm and midnight free on 08088 01 03 02 to speak to someone in confidence.We also offer a similar support service by email: support@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk  www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Support to Report If you are thinking of reporting sexual violence or rape to the police, you can access support before, during and after  reporting, police investigation and any court process. Call Support to Report at Glasgow Rape Crisis centre 0141 552 3201 or call Police Scotland  on 101

Victim Support Clydebank Free confidential and independent support to all people affected by crime Tel:(0141) 952 2095

Women

SAY Women provide a flexible, person centred to young women, 16 - 25 years, who have experienced childhood sexual abuse / exploitation, rape / sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, including commercial sexual exploitation.

We are a service that prioritises support for young women who are at risk of / are experiencing homelessness. For support :call 0141 552 5803  Accommodation: call 0141778 4777 www.say-women.co.uk  email enquiries@say-women.co.uk

Glasgow Women’s Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is no ordinary library! We are the only resource of its kind in Scotland and a true national treasure.As well as a lending library, we hold a wonderful treasure trove of historical and contemporary artefacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. From Suffragette memorabilia and 1930's dress making patterns to rare 1970s Scottish Women’s Liberation newsletters, it’s all here! www.womenslibrary.org.uk

Men

CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably

Interesting website with resources, supporting men and aiming to prevent male suicide

 Helpline 0800 585858

website www.thecalmzone.net

Men's Shed Clydebank

Creates an opportunity to  meet others, share skills, learn new ones,in a SHED environment - its somewhere to go that's not a pub or a bookie's.Take part in a workshop setting working on a project you choose.Work in wood, metal, bike restoration, model engineering, tool and boat renovations... or just enjoy the social space, chat,read, listen to the radio and have a cuppa.Sounds perfect? Open Monday and Wed afternoons only 1pm till late afternoon( updated as of Sept 2018)

Good transport links (buses and train station nearby) and parking outside. The Mens Shed  encourages younger men to come and get involved too-become a Shedder! and share skills and learning through generations.Free membership, the Shed is run by members for members.

at Dalmuir Community Centre, Duntocher Road call/text 07866 625 660 or 07919027382 email mens.shedclydebank@gmail.com www.facebook.com/menshedclydebank or 

http://scottishmsa.org.uk/ for more information on" the Shed "

Mens Shed leaflet

Mens' Health Website www.menshealthforum.org.uk Browse all kinds of information relating to mens' health.

Volunteering Opportunities -Volunteering is Good for your health!

See Article  www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/08/keep-working-old-age-good-health-says-top-doctor/

( See article: Should doctors prescribe volunteering?

www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/

There are many benefits to volunteering:

Get involved in your community, Give something back, Meet people,Have Fun,Use your existing skills and learn new ones,get out and about, gain work experience or just enjoy it.

You should expect to be given training and ongoing support, some travel expenses are usually paid ( not always depending on budgets)

 (Just for info -You are  probably not too old!)

Here are a few resources you could explore:

 WDCVS- West Dunbartonshire  Community and Volunteer Services  can help you find roles to suit your interests , just call them and arrange a friendly chat Call 0141 941 0886

They are at : Arcadia Business Centre, Miller Lane, Clydebank,West Dunbartonshire,G81 1UJ    See their website  http://www.wdcvs.com/volunteer/

Volunteers wanted for the Footcare service and also for Reception - meeting and greeting people using the footcare service. Training and support  is provided. This is an excellent opportunuity to gain experince for people interested in workingin Health and Social Care and can lead to further opportunities. Get in touch with WDCVS  for more info on 0141 941 0886 Volunteers also wanted for Reception - meeting and greeting people using the service.

Male Volunteers also required and general volunteers for the WDCVS Befriending Service- make a difference to someone who is isolated- this is a really rewarding role and you are matched with people who you may have interests in common with you.Call 0141 941 0886 

 http://www.wdcvs.com/volunteer/

The Hub Community Centre Clydebank are also looking for volunteers and have a range of opportunities- justr call.01389 764 135

Volunteer Glasgow

offer a range of opportunities and information, support for volunteers  and will help you find a role that suits your interests

Tel: 0141 2263431  Email: info@volunteerglasgow.org 

 see website http://www.volunteerglasgow.org

Royal Voluntary Service

Volunteers provide companionship to patients during a hospital stay, Help in hospital shops and cafes, provide trolley service with essentials around wards,and help older people get back on their feet after  a hospital stay.  See website www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk   or call  0845 608 0122

The Coach House Trust are looking for volunteers (as of Sept 2018)

84 Belmont Lane
Glasgow
G12 8EN

We work with individuals aged 16 or over with mental health issues, addictions, and or learning disabilities. We cover the whole of Glasgow. We offer gardening, computing, music, art, healthy eating and nutrition workshops.  Through this we help people recognise and realise their full potential. We support and encourage people to think about their future, whether that’s working towards entering employment, education or voluntary work.

Phone us on 0141 334 6888 and arrange an interest visit initially.

see website       http://www.thecht.co.uk or email  info@thecht.co.uk

 Other information and support

ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a service to help you find help and support close to you when you need it most. https://www.aliss.org Being a year old it is not a comprehensive resource for Clydebank but worth a postcode search as it should improve with time.

 
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