Q. Who can you offer support to?
A. We support anyone with a disability or long-term health condition.
We work predominantly in West Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas but do deal with enquiries from anywhere in Scotland.
Q. My son has autism and would like to find out what is available locally, how can you help?
A. We will have a conversation with your son, find out what he is interested in, what his goals are, if there is anything he needs, and we will create a person-centred support plan for him.
It must be what he wants though.
Q. Do you provide support/advice for family members?
A. Definitely. We know how exhausting it can be for family members who are caring for a loved one and we can create a package of support for the whole family.
It’s not just about taking someone out of a difficult situation for a few hours, we will support the family to get advice and information that helps them all thrive.
Q. How long will The Big Disability Group help me?
A. We’re here for as long as you want us to be.
Some people just want to find out about disable-friendly activities while others turn to us when they are in crisis and don’t know where else to go.
We start with a conversation, and they tell us what they need. As needs and goals change over time, we’re here to follow each individual on their journey, linking them into different organisations and support services as circumstances change.
Q. My wife is disabled, we’re struggling financially, what support is available?
A. It all depends on what you and your wife want to do.
We can link you into the local Citizens Advice Bureau, or depending on your wife’s disability, we might be able to access some specialist support to help with finances.
If she wants some support to cope with her condition or wants to learn something new, we’ll put together the right package of support to meet her needs.
We can also provide you and any other family members with information on support that is available to you.
Contact The Big Disability Group on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 2374560