Community Support Services – Community Opportunities and Short Breaks
Community Support Services provide opportunities for people with disabilities to come together and enjoy activities and learning and development opportunities across the city. We also organise a number of short breaks with friends and peers. From our base in Barrowfield Community Centre, in Glasgow’s East End, we draw on local resources to ensure that the people we work with feel like valued members of their community.
We provide opportunities for people to come together to participate in shared interest groups, or for one to one or shared support, depending on their personal preference, and our assessment of their needs. Support can be provided through the day, in the evening or at weekends. We currently have a base in the East End but support people to use a variety of accessible resources across the city. Some of the activities that people currently enjoy are bowling, swimming, drama, boccia, arts and crafts, ‘hands on’ gardening and caring for the environment. We also support people to develop independent living skills through groups like, “Cooking without gas,” using produce grown by our gardening group.
The Mungo Foundation is pleased to offer alternatives to Residential Respite in the form of supported Short Breaks. With a number of years’ experience, our Project Manager supports individuals, their families and carers to plan Short Breaks depending on assessed need, personal preference and budget. Support can be offered as part of a group and on a one to one basis. We have previously supported people on visits to Flamingo Land, Blackpool, the Scottish Highlands, Dunoon, Aberdeenshire and Florida. Self-drive breaks can be arranged, alongside breaks that make use of bus tours and public transport. If your preference is to have some guaranteed sunshine then support to plan, book and go on holidays abroad can also be arranged.
Referral Criteria - The project offers support to adults with disabilities referred by, and funded by, the Local Authority. We also accept self-referrals where individuals are able to fund their own support or utilise a Direct payment.
For more information or to discuss a referral please contact:
Eileen Thomson, Project Manager
Community Support Services
The Mungo Foundation
67 Yate Street
Tel: 07976 490 024