Lisa, a team member from our West Dunbartonshire and Argyle & Bute branch is training to run the Edinburgh half-marathon to raise money for Cornerstone. Read about her journey and inspiration below! Read more
Kenny, one of the people we support from our West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute branch, took on our 42 for 42 fundraising challenge and walked 42 miles in February raising more than £300 for Cornerstone. He also spotted some celebs along the way, including Sanjeev Koli who plays Navid in Still Game, one of Kenny's favourite shows! Read more
Care at home services (also known as Support Services) allow your loved one to stay living in their own home whilst getting the help and support they need. Read more
Katie had been supported for over 21 years by Cornerstone Team Leader, Susan and her team at our Clydebank services. Read more
Our West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute branch comprises 23 services, providing various levels and types of support depending on individual need.
Our Carman Centre is a multi-use building in the centre of Renton with great transport links to and from Glasgow. Having the centre as our base enables us to provide a variety of services. The centre comprises several offices and meeting spaces as well a large main hall which divides into two smaller spaces when required. We can facilitate in house training for our staff with the use of hot desks for e-learning as well as space to hold practical sessions such as first aid and epilepsy training. Having such a large diverse space to work with has allowed us to hold events for the people we support and do some great local fundraising for our branch. In the past, we have held pantomimes, fun days, afternoon teas and psychic nights to name a few! The Carman Centre is also a registered Keep Safe location and a registered location for the Period Poverty scheme.
We currently work in partnership with West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute local authorities, Adults with Disabilities and Children's Services, Advocacy and The Prince's Trust, as well as autism, brain injury and mental health teams to support 228 supported people.
CLASP is a support service that provides respite days and clubs for children and young people with a disability or additional support needs. These supports are provided in the Dunoon area, using community resources, during usual conditions.
Jigsaw is a care at home service which provides 1:1 support and clubs for children and young people in the Helensburgh area. In addition, the service also provides support to a small number of adults, some of them with their own tenancies.
Baxter View is a 24/7 housing support service for adults with autism and complex needs including perceived challenging behaviour. Baxter View supports day to day living for eight individuals, giving them the opportunity to lead an independent and fulfilling life, where respect, dignity and involvement are at the forefront of all decisions. Individuals are supported to make their own choices and achieve outcomes that may not have otherwise been possible. We have seen a reduction in challenging behaviour incidents, due to the continual support of the staff team, consistency and continuity of support provided. Baxter View has achieved and maintained top marks from the Care Inspectorate and we drive ourselves to continue to be the best at what we do and enable the people we support to achieve their future goals.
Our community-based services cover from Clydebank to Balloch, providing 1:1 care at home, support to college, respite for families and a variety of exciting day opportunities and activities. We have 12 housing support services that provide 24 hour care for 20 adults with disabilities, supporting them with all aspects of daily living, personal care, accessing the community and day opportunities.
At our Waterfront service, we support up to ten individuals to live independently and maintain their own tenancies. We promote their independent living skills by assisting with shopping, cooking, cleaning, managing their medication and finances. We also encourage inclusion by supporting them to access locals shops and activities (when restrictions allow for this to be done safely). The team also promote good physical and mental health by liaising with other professionals, supporting individuals to attend appointments and having a good understanding of their support needs.
Our West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute branch is led by Jesamine Griffin.
“Exceptionally attentive practices which supported individual health needs of young people.”
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Lisa, a team member from our West Dunbartonshire and Argyle & Bute branch is training to run the Edinburgh half-marathon to raise money for Cornerstone. Read about her journey and inspiration below!
Kenny, one of the people we support from our West Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute branch, took on our 42 for 42 fundraising challenge and walked 42 miles in February raising more than £300 for Cornerstone. He also spotted some celebs along the way, including Sanjeev Koli who plays Navid in Still Game, one of Kenny's favourite shows!
Kenny worked really hard last year to overcome his fear of wearing anything on his face area - including masks! To recognise his personal achievements Kenny was named a runner-up of the Mary Williamson awards.
Care at home services (also known as Support Services) allow your loved one to stay living in their own home whilst getting the help and support they need.
Katie had been supported for over 21 years by Cornerstone Team Leader, Susan and her team at our Clydebank services.
Cornerstone works closely alongside families to empower them, improve quality of life, entailing a great deal of advocacy, signposting and offering emotional support.
The Care Inspectorate look at the quality of care in Scotland to ensure it meets high standards. Where they find that improvement is needed, they support services to make positive changes.
Our community support services provide assistance in a similar way to housing support services and care at home (support services) but is usually for shorter periods of time during the day or night. Our teams can also provide short-term, overnight respite care.
Our housing support services are delivered in a person's own residence or in shared tenancies with a number of other people. Support time can vary from a few hours a week to 24 hours to meet the needs you have.
Shared Lives & Short Breaks enables people requiring support to live in their community without having to live alone.
Some of our residential houses provide specialised support for adults with complex disabilities and/or unexpected behaviour.