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Disability Information for Greater Glasgow (DIGG)

DIGG aims to provide people who have a long-term disability with the information they need to have control of their lives and to live life to the full. Funded by Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, DIGG provides an information and support facility for patients, users and carers – particularly those with neurological and neuromuscular conditions, including acquired brain injury.

Shopping With A Disability

Information on Shopping with a Disability and help you can get.

Specialist Equipment: What is it and Where can I get it?

Advice and Information on Specialist Equipment such as aids, ramps and adapations with some links to where you can get them.

Future Developments

We are currently setting up links with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde's Translation and Interpreting Service. This will enable people who speak other languages and people who use British Sign Language to access our services.

Coming soon!

Affordable Warmth Dividend

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of the Council, announced yesterday the availability of the Affordable Warmth Dividend for Glasgow residents, 80 years of age or older and in receipt of Pension Credit as part of the Warm Glasgow project.

Information on the scheme is available on the council's website at Affordable Warmth and on the Revenues and Benefits area of the website here.

Information and an application form request service is also available for customers via the telephone on a dedicated number, 0141-287-7961.

Please contact Norma Burns if you require further information.

Norma Burns
Revenues and Benefits Manager
North West Strategic Plannning Area (SPA)
841 Crow Road
Glasgow G13 1YT
Tel 0141 298 0730

Queens Park Health Walk


Go for a FREE short, friendly walks around the beautiful Queens Park and surrounding area led by trained volunteers.

A fun, easy way to get active and meet new people.

When: Monday 11am - Starting 3rd October 2011
Meet: Main Foyer, New Victoria Hospital, Grange Road

For more info please contact PiC on 0141 347 8468

Centre For Sensory Impaired People

Promoting inclusion, equity and participation of sensory impaired people.

You are invited to come along to open days on:-
7 September 2011 - 2pm to 8pm
3 October 2011 - 10am to 2pm (Official opening of the Sensory Resource Centre by Councillor Gordon Matheson at 11am)
10 November 2011 - 3pm to 8pm

Centre for Sensory Impaired People
17 Gullane Street, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6AH

For further Information Contact: hazel.mcfarlane@digg.org.uk
Reception : 0141 276 5252
Textphone : 0141 276 5299

Plan B Advice


The FREE, Professional Money & Debt Advice Support Service.

PlanB Services offers people face to face information, advice, advocacy & support in resolving their *money & debt worries. *They do not offer welfare & benefits advice.

Call 0141 237 3895 now & they will call you back

Text: "Money Help" to 07881 581 488
Email: info@planbadvice.co.uk
Website: www.planbadvice.co.uk

Ability Fest


Thursday 20th October 2011
10.00am - 4.00pm
Festival of Opportunities For Disabled People

Established in 1999, Ability Fest has become the No.1 annual event which offers unique benefits to the disabled community, employers and support organisations in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and surrounding areas.

They are also running a variety of workshops throughout the day

RNIB Mobile Resource Centre


Mobile resource centre visiting Glasgow at the invitation of RNIB Scotland.

Join the RNIB's friendly and knowledgeable team on at their mobile resource centre demonstrating equipment and products and offering free and impartial advice on sight loss.

Starts 9th August 2011 and Ends 11th August 2011 at venue to be announced.


The Scottish Accessible Information Forum


Making information accessible to disabled people...

SAIF works to combat social exclusion. They want to make sure that people who find it hardest to access information due to disability get the same access to information as others. They are committed to the social model of disability and to user-led services.

SAIF works towards its aim by providing a range of tools such as publications, training, consultation and advice, to help public bodies and others improve the accessibility of their information.

SAIF Website

Art workshops accessible to all abilities delivered in homes & centres

New Art Workshop Opportunity for individuals and groups.

I am a qualified freelance artist who has been delivering art and photography workshops in the Glasgow area for over four years. I also design tailored projects for people who are particularly isolated in society, allowing them to experience and benefit from participation in the arts.

My audience is mainly within the voluntary and social care context and there have been significant benefits for people in terms of sensory stimulation and participative opportunities. My practice has developed from working as a support worker for over seven years and delivering projects for organisations such as: Sense Scotland, Project Ability, Key Housing Association, Quarriers and Momentum.
To book a workshop or to discuss any queries and ideas please feel free to phone or email me:

Audrey O'Brien
M: 07879 438443

half marathon

The whole DIGG team would like to thank Sally Paterson who just recently completed the 2010 Great Scottish Run Half Marathon on behalf of DIGG to promote awareness of what we do and raise some money.

A huge well done!

New Reports

DIGG Annual Report: 2009/2010

Overcoming Disability: a guide to social care and support

Independent Living and Self-directed care
Confidential Telephone Advice

Monday to Friday 9.15am - 4pm

Tel: (0141) 945 5036

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