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Big Lottery Award for Bobath Scotland

Bobath Scotland has recently been awarded funding over five years, from the Big Lottery Investing in Communities programme, for their Right Start programme.

Right Start will support 125 young children with cerebral palsy between two and six years of age as they make the complex transition from nursery to school. The Right Start project, based in Glasgow, will support families across Scotland, including developing outreach in Dumfries and Galloway, Aberdeen and Lothian. We will be sharing news here as the project develops and look forward to working with children and their families at this important time as they move from the home to the school environment, helping to ensure these children have the best start to their school lives.

The project will include new online and printed resources, virtual sessions with therapists, as well as Bobath therapy blocks to ensure every child has the information and ongoing support they need to reach their goals regardless of where they live in Scotland.

Chief Executive of Bobath Scotland, Stephanie Fraser said; "This is the best news we could have hoped for. Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre seeks to help people from all over Scotland living with cerebral palsy at key stages in their lives. The grant towards the Right Start project allows us to develop services strategically for this vital transition stage and enables us to support families in areas other than just those within reach of our centre in Glasgow. We can't wait to get started!"

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The Haven Centre to open second premises in Wishaw

The Haven Centre, located within Blantyre Health Centre, was opened in May 2002 to provide care, complementary therapies and information to people affected by life limiting illness such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease and also to their carers and family members.

Over the years, the Haven has strived to give the highest standard of care to everyone affected by life-limiting illness and has worked closely with other organisations to achieve this.

In response to the wide demand for its services, on 3rd August 2015, a second centre will open within the grounds of Wishaw General Hospital. For more information on the new centre, its facilities and services visit their website at or call 01698 727887.

Alzheimer Scotland open two new Dementia Resource Centres

Two Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centres opened in Ross-shire this summer.

A new resource centre has been created at Atholl Court in Dingwall and the existing Tain resource centre has now moved to the former Red Cross House in Victoria Road.

Both centres aim to provide a source of information, advice and support for people with dementia, their families and carers in the area.

You can read more about the centres and the ongoing work of Alzheimer Scotland here.

MND patient and campaigner Gordon Aikman receives honorary degree

MND patient and campaigner Gordon Aikman received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh as medical students graduated at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Saturday 4th July 2015.

You can watch watch the ceremony and hear his powerful and inspirational message by clicking on the link below:-

Child Brain Injury Trust Family Fun Day - Wednesday 8th August

Child Brain Injury Trust is organising a family fun day at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, on Wednesday 8th August. Entry to the park and the BBQ lunch are free but you must contact the organisers to reserve your spaces (and advise any dietary requirements). Please all the Edinburgh office on 0131 475 2598 to confirm your attendance.