Useful Contacts

COUNCIL, GOVERNMENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

Learning Disability Services
This is where you can find information about learning disability care management, nursing, physiotherapy, local area co-ordination, occupational therapy, diatetics, psychiatry, psychology and speech and language therapy.  We can also provide information on direct payments, welfare rights, self-directed support and Independent Living Fund.
email 0141 562 2333

Adult Support and Protection
If you think someone is at risk of harm contact Rebecca Barr: email 0141 562 2333

Council contacts:
Emergency Housing Repairs – email 0800 197 1004
Roads and Lighting – email 0800 373 635
West Dunbartonshire Council Head Quarters – email 01389 737000

Local Councillors:
email http://wdccmis.west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Local MSPs:
Clydebank :  Gil Paterson email  Gil.Paterson.msp@scottish.parliament.uk
Dumbarton : Jackie Ballie email  Jackie.Baillie.msp@scottish.parliament.uk

Neighbourhood Mediation Service
email 01389 772049

Police: 
Alexandria – email 01389 823000
Clydebank –  email 0141 532 3320
Dumbarton – email 01389 822000

Utilities: 
Electrical faults and emergencies – email 0845 272 7999
Gas emergencies – email 0800 111 999
Water helpline – email 0845 601 8855

 

HEALTH SERVICES

Health Centres:
Alexandria – email 01389 752 419
Clydebank – email 0141 531 6363
Dumbarton – email 01389 811862

Hospitals: 
Gartnavel General – email 0141 211 3000
Golden Jubilee – email 0141 951 5000
Royal Alexandria, Paisley – email 0141 887 9111
Vale of Leven –email 01389 754121

NHS Helpline:
email 08454 24 24 24

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Clydebank College:
Courses in a variety of subjects, with and without entrance qualifications.
email 0141 951 7400  email www.clydebank.ac.uk

PAMIS: 
Advice, training and information for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
email 0141 572 0782 email  www.pamis.org.uk 

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

Breathing Space:
A phone and internet service to help when you feel down to talk you though the bother.
email 0800 838 587 email info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk

Deaf Connections:
Specialist services for deaf adults, e.g. lip-reading classes, Hard of Hearing Awareness Training, Sign Language Interpreters, Electronic Notetakers.
email 0141 420 1759 email  www.deafconnections.co.uk

Stepping Stones:
An counselling service for people who need help with mental health eg anger management or depression.
email 0141 941 2929 email www.stepstones.org.uk

 

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

CAOS (Community Arts; Open Space):
A progressive Community Arts organisation based in Clydebank who run weekly creative workshops in drama, visual art, dance and music for all age groups. 
email 0141 952 2117 email www.causingcaos.co.uk

Canyouexperience: 
Offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as canoeing, cycling, kiting, climbing, crazy golf and clay pigeon shooting on and around Loch Lomond.
email 01389 756 251 email www.canyouexperience.com

Dates n Mates:
A dating and friendship agency for and run by people with learning disabilities.
email 0141 427 2957 email 07765 246 336 email  www.dates-n-mates.co.uk

Indepen-dance:
An inclusive dance development company offering creative movement classes to people with diverse abilities, their carers, family members and volunteers.
email 0141 559 4930 email 07980 845 902 email  www.indepen-dance.org.uk

Leisure Centres:
Playdrome, Clydebank:  email 0141 951 4321
Meadow Centre, Dumbarton: email 01389 734 094 email  www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Making Friends:
Offers support to form friendships and join in social opportunities – for adults with learning disabilities.
Contact Heather Sinclair – email 0141 562 2447

Pals with Paws:
Helps disabled people train their dogs to come, pick up walking sticks etc. While waiting to get trained, people are able to have a chat and have tea or coffee.
email 07990 843764 email www.palswithpaws.org.uk

South Peak:
Provides outdoor activities and short breaks within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park .
email 01301 702 288 email  www.visit-lochlomond.com

Sun Group:
A group of people with a learning disability that get together once a month to try and help get things fixed – like transport.
email 07907 728520

Time to Connect: 
A new one-year pilot offering weekend activities in Dance, Drama and Music for people with complex needs.
Lorraine McKenzie email 01389 381 710

Traveline: 
Timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland.
email 0871 200 22 33 email www.travelinescotland.com

Volunteer Centre:
Offers a variety of volunteering opportunities in West Dunbartonshire and beyond.
email 0141 941 0886 email www.wdcvs.com