We have a great range of Third Sector teams based here at the Practice at given times throughout the week. They are here to offer advice and support to patients of the Practice and the surrounding area.

"'Third sector organisations' is a term used to describe the range of organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector. It includes voluntary and community organisations (both registered charities and other organisations such as associations, self-help groups and community groups), social enterprises, mutuals and co-operatives."

Source: National Audit Office

What's Available at Parkview

Further details on the teams available, the work they do and their days/times at Parkview:

Alternatives support individuals on a one to one basis who are experiencing pregnancy related loss (through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or infertility), or who are making a pregnancy decision. They also support birth parents who no longer have their children in their care.

Providing a person centred service where an individual can explore their thoughts, feelings, relationship and any decisions they want to make with someone out with their situation.

They also have a generic listening service “download” for under 25s who have an issue or concern they want to talk through but do not meet the criteria for a high risk services.

Self-referrals can be made via text line: 07599 955231.

  • A contact form is also available on their website: https://alternativesdundee.org/listening-rooms/.

  • Update from Alzheimer Scotland:

    Alzheimer Scotland Angus Service is still available to support people living with dementia or concerned about possible dementia symptoms. They are not currently coming to the practice, but support is being offered by telephone and/or online face to face 1-1 support. They are currently running a number of digital social groups and a monthly carer support group. For more information or support, Lindsay Shaw, Dementia Advisor, can be reached directly on 07979 954 445 or by email on lshaw@alzscot.org; alternatively the office number 01241 431 770 will also still be answered at this time.

    There is also a drop-in cafe in Carnoustie, held on the first Thursday of every month. Details are in the following poster:

    Drop in cafe

    Contact: Lindsey Shaw

    The main base in Angus for Alzheimer Scotland is at Angus Dementia Resource Centre:

    Angus Dementia Resource Centre
    262 High Street
    DD11 1JE

    Contact details: Telephone: 01241 431 770 or 01241 462 780; Lindsey’s Mobile: 07979 954 445; E-mail: angusservices@alzscot.org; Website: www.alzscot.org

    Although from Alzheimer Scotland, Lindsey can give information on all types of Dementia. This information includes:

    • Information about Dementia
    • Emotional support
    • Signposting / referring to services outwith Alzheimer Scotland
    • Advice regarding living with Dementia

    Provides information, advice and a range of services to carers in Angus.

    @ Parkview: Monday – all day

    Contacts: Katie Angus, Carer Development Worker. Tel: 01241 439157, Email: enquiries@anguscarers.org.uk

    Carer's referral forms are also available at reception. Angus Carers can continue to see carers for up to 2 years after the death of the person they cared for.

    Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems including:

    • Benefits
    • Employment
    • Debt
    • Consumer
    • Family & Relationships
    • Tax
    • Health
    • Immigration
    • Law & Rights
    • Housing

    Arbroath Office: 11 Millgate, Arbroath DD11 1NN; Tel: 01241 870661 Opening Times: Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri 10:00 – 4:00 pm (last interview 30 minutes prior to closing)

    Or further information can be found online at http://www.anguscab.org.uk.

    Are you suffering from grief? Would you like to talk to someone? “We are here to listen when you feel ready to talk”

    Cruse is in the surgery on Fridays between 2.30pm – 4.45pm. Appointments can be made via reception at the Practice (01241 859 888).

    Contact name for this service: Helen Holden.

    The listening service in your surgery - there to listen and to help work out solutions. Run by NHS Tayside's Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Service (with no emphasis on religion).

    Call or text to organise an appointment on: 07967 771941 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)

    Peer workers are individuals with personal experience of mental health challenges. This service gives patients the opportunity to access mental health support and self-management resources.

    Based in the practice with morning and afternoon appointments available. Appointments can be booked through the main reception at the practice via our appointment system.

    Victim support is an independent charity, who can help with free practical assistance, emotional support and information for people affected by crime throughout Angus. They can help with practical matters, explain your rights and guide you through the criminal justice process too.

    Self-referrals can be made via e-mail or telephone: E-mail victimsupport.angus@victimsupportsco.org.uk, Tel: 01241 878507

    Contact: Clive Goldstraw (clive.goldstraw@nhs.scot or phone 07857 618042) and Jackie Collins (jackie.collins@nhs.scot 07857 618030)

    @ Parkview: Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Friday afternoon

    VAA can help with:

    • transportation - this doesn’t have to be for a medical appointment e.g., VAA can take people to hospital to visit relatives/friends, or to support groups e.g. Dementia groups. VAA have access to a vehicle with wheelchair access.
    • employment advice
    • completing forms
    • advice regarding claiming benefits

    Read more in the Voluntary Action Angus Social Prescribing Leaflet.

    No longer available at Parkview; however patients can still access this service through Angus Council Access Line: 03452 777 778.

    Welfare Rights can help with:

    • Advising on disability related benefits
    • Getting the benefits and tax credits you are entitled to
    • Help with completing forms
    • Helping you resolve benefit and tax credit issues
    • Providing debt advice and options (including mortgage or rent arrears)
    • Disputing and appealing benefits or tax credit decisions
    • Providing advice and support on eviction and homelessness issues
    • Assisting with charitable / benevolent fund applications

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