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Other organisations Scotland

This section covers organisations which provide support to people with specific conditions which can be linked to hemiplegia.

Bild Tel: 0121 415 6960 Email: enquiries@bild.org.uk Website: www.bild.org.uk Work to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and family carers and their aim is to help spread good practice. They offer training, events and conferences, books, journals and information for their members.

Carers Scotland Helpline: 0808 808 7777 Advice email: adviceline@carersuk.org Website: www.carersuk.org/scotland A charity set up to support people who care for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. They provide information and advice about caring and do campaign work to influence policy

Communication Forum Scotland Tel: 01382 250060 Website: www.communicationforumscotland.org.uk An informal alliance of organisations representing people of all ages with varied communication support needs.

Epilepsy Scotland - Helpline: 0808 800 2200 Textphone: 07786 209501 Email: enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk Website: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk Provides a range of information, support services and events for children and people with epilepsy and their families.

Inclusion Scotland Tel: 0141 221 7589 Email: info@inclusionscotland.org Website: www.inclusionscotland.org A consortium of organisations of disabled people and disabled individuals that aim to reverse the current social exclusion experienced by disabled people through civil dialogue, partnerships, capacity building, education, persuasion, training and advocacy.

Pamis Tel: 01382 385 154 Email: pamis@dundee.ac.uk Website: www.pamis.org.uk They offer support to people with profound learning disabilities and their carers. As well as support services they have a library with all sorts of relevant information and a transition service to prepare and plan for the future.

People First (Scotland) Tel: 0131 478 7707 Email: peoplefirst1@btconnect.com Website: www.peoplefirstscotland.org An independent self-advocacy and collective advocacy organisation of people with learning difficulties in Scotland. They support local groups, run conferences and workshops and do advocacy and campaigning work.

Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability Tel: 0141 559 5720 Email: administrator@scld.co.uk Website: www.scld.org.uk Works in partnership with people with learning disabilities of all ages and family carers to challenge discrimination and to develop and share good practice. SCLD provides lots of useful information and statistics about learning disabilities and autism in Scotland.

Sight Action Tel: 01463 233 663 Website: www.sightaction.org.uk Assists blind and visually impaired people in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles.

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