You can get help if you have a physical disability.

    What help you can get

    • Advice from the Disability Information Service (DIS)
    • We can help you check and apply for any benefits you are entitled to
    • Help with personal care, such as a washing or cooking meals
    • Visits to community groups
    • We can install an alarm you can set off in your home if you need urgent help
    • We can help with equipment and adaptations to your home
    • Our enablement services can help keep you independent by helping you with everyday activities
    • You may be able to take a short break or get respite care for a couple of hours or a few weeks.

    How to apply

    Please contact your local Social Work office and ask for us to carry out an assessment.

    If you are unable to call, someone can do this for you, such as:

    • Relatives or carers
    • Health professionals, such as your community nurse or GP
    • Voluntary organisations

    Service charges

    You will not be charged for your assessment. However, depending on your income and savings, you may be charged for some of the services we provide. Please contact us to find out more about service charges.


    Disability Information Service (DIS)

    Disability Information Service is a free, confidential, independent and impartial service for people of any age, with any type of disability, their carers, family, or anyone else (including professional people), who is involved with their care.

    DIS is part of Falkirk Council Social Work Services and it aims to help people with disabilities live as independently as possible, by providing information and advice on any disability related topic.

    The service is situated in Dundas Resource Centre:

    Dundas Resource Centre
    Oxgang Road
    Grangemouth
    FK3 9EF

    The building is fully accessible and equipped for wheelchair users, with disabled parking bays beside the main entrance door.

    The service is staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9am to 5pm, with a voicemail facility to leave messages out-with these times. Visits are by appointment.

    The service can be contacted on:


    Dundas Resource Centre

    If you are aged 18-64 and have a physical disability due to illness or injury, you may be referred to the Dundas Resource Centre.

    The Centre's services can help you improve your physical abilities through rehabilitation, training opportunities, education, respite and social activities.

    You can be referred to the service by Social Work staff, your GP and hospital staff.


    Community support groups for adults with a physical disability

    Coffee Groups

    Do you (or do you know someone) with a physical disability? Our drop in coffee clubs may be a great place for you to share stories or simply have a chat.

    Where do we meet? In Falkirk: Wednesday in Post café, Cow Wynd , Falkirk FK1 1PU at 11am.

    Come and share you experiences with others as part of our coffee club – let friends, carers and family know as well.

    Stroke support groups

    Denny Stroke group welcomes stroke survivors every Monday in Carronbank House. The group provides activities in a friendly atmosphere. To arrange a visit please contact Sandra for more information.

    Denny stroke group
    Carronbank House
    Carronbank Crescent
    Denny
    FK6 6GA

    Larbert stroke group meets Friday afternoons between 1pm and 3:30pm at the Boys Brigade Sports Annex, Carronvale House. The group provides activities in a friendly atmosphere. For more details please contact Sandra.

    Larbert stroke group
    Boys Brigade Sports Annex, Carronvale House
    Carronvale Road
    Larbert
    FK5 3LH

    Community support groups for adults with a physical disability

    There are a number of different groups that people can come along to for friendship, a giggle and support

    To explore options for either a group or or an activity that's right for you, please get in touch for more information and contact details. Tel: 07841 725228 or email sandra.snaddon@falkirk.gov.uk

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