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Friends Of The Oaks : The Palliative Care Day Centre : Elgin Scotland

Friends Of The Oaks : The Palliative Care Day Centre : Elgin Scotland

Patient And Carer Support in Moray and the UK
Additional Support

Listed here are organisations and groups which provide support for patients, carers and volunteers in the Moray area, UK and online.

If your organisation is relevant and you would like it to be included in this page, then please contact us.

Support In Moray

Moray Volunteer Services Organisation (MVSO)

* Provides responsive, independent services to enable voluntary groups to develop.

* Through local and national partnerships, MVSO actively encourage groups to make a positive difference to Moray Communities.

Tel: 01343 544689

Quarriers is the commissioned service from Moray Council to provide support to all unpaid carers in Moray.
Quarriers Carer Support Service Moray is the Council contracted service providing emotional and practical support to the unpaid Carers of Moray young and old through:
Adult and Young Carer Support
Formal Carers' Assessment
Advice and Information
'No Strings Attached' Confidential Telephone Helpline:

for Carers who perhaps require anonymity and are looking after those affected by drugs, alcohol or mental illness - tel: 01343 555031

Opportunities to 'Care and Share' with others in similar situations over coffee
Mobile Information Service for more rural areas
Free Carer Specific Learning Opportunities
Regular Newsletter
For further information or advice, please contact us at:
Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray)
44 High Street
IV30 1BU
Tel: 01343 556031
Confidential Helpline: 01343 555031

Elgin & District Support Group For Parkinson's Disease

* Support group for those who suffer from Parkinson's Disease, their carers, friends and families.

* Meet first Monday of month at the Moray Resource Centre, Maisiondeu Road, Elgin, from October to April.

* Regular mailing list - contact to join.

Contact: Jean Still
Tel: 01343 544689

Elgin & District Cancer Support Group

* Provides emotional and practical support to patients, relatives, carers and friends of those involved with cancer

* Assists people in developing a positive approach to living with cancer

* Offers home & hospital visits

* Social activities and outings.

* Assists with transport to and from hospital for treatments or visits (subject to availability of volunteer drivers).

Tel: 01343 549556 / 542052 / 812917

Moray Volunteer Stroke Service

* Help, conversation, outings and social activities for people with aphasia (language difficulty resulting from stroke).

* Local groups are held weekly and bi-weekly in Elgin, Keith, Buckie and Forres.

Contact: Ian McLennan
Tel: 01542 832891

Moray Young Carers

* A project which offers support to Young Carers (under 18) from offering a confidential listening ear, advice, chances to make new friends, take part in activities, experience new things and have fun!!!

* You can register as a Young Carer by contacting Moray Carers Project and talking to one of our team.

Tel: 01343 540990

Moray Mental Health (MMH)

* A registered charity founded by a group of people with a common interest in mental health issues - those with personal experience, carers, professionals and enlightened lay people.

* MMH works to improve services and conditions for the mentally ill in Moray, aiming to have representatives on various committees concerned with mental health issues.

Moray Mental Health
Fassifern, Seafield Crescent
Elgin, IV30 1RE

CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS)

* CBCS welcomes enquiries from those who are bereaved or those who are concerned about them.

* CBCS volunteers are trained to listen and help you to work through grief. They have all undertaken a full training and are regularly supervised.

* CBCS has over 25 branches throughout Scotland, and volunteers are regularly sought to help with the work.

Tel: 01542 833238

The Moray Resource Centre

* Day and information service for individuals with a physical and/or sensory disability

Tel: 01343 551339

Shopmobility Moray

* A charitable organisation which aims to provide equipment or an escort to help people with mobility difficulties or sight or hearing impairment

* Equipment available for loan includes electric scooters, electric and manual wheelchairs

* Volunteers - Would you consider joining a happy team providing a much needed service to people with mobility difficulties or other impairments?

Tel: 01343 552528

The Moray Carers Project (The Princess Royal Trust For Carers)

* Provide up-dated information on local services.

* Support and advice.

* Training to help you in your caring role.

* Contact with other carers.

* Therapeutic and social opportunities.

* Access to information on specific illnesses.

* Support groups meet regularly in Elgin, Buckie and Forres.

Tel: 01343 540990

UK and Online Support

Cancer BACUP

* Website contains all Cancer BACUP's 58 booklets and 100+ fact sheets, all in full.

* A searchable database of support groups, hospices and cancer organisations.

* Recommended reading guide.

* Guidance for health
professionals and others on controversial cancer topics.

* Cancer BACKUP News.

* Links to recommended cancer web sites around the world.

The MS Society

* An excellent resource website, dedicated wholly to MS

The Lymphoedema Support Network

This website is being developed as a major information resource for people with lymphoedema and for everyone concerned with the management of lymphoedema from all causes.

Pets As Therapy (P.A.T.)

* PAT visiting is just about the kindest gift pet owners can offer, by sharing their own pet with people who are not able to enjoy a pet of their own.

* Volunteers offer to take their pet on regular visits to hospitals, hospices, residential homes and special needs schools etc.

Tel: 0118 9212467    Fax: 0018 9212806

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