About Us

We are an independent charitable organisation set up in 1992. We are entirely run by volunteers, some with a disability.

This gives us greater understanding of our clients' needs as we know first hand some of the difficulties they face.

Serving: 

  • Stirling District

  • Rural Stirling 

  • Hillfoots

  • Clackmannan

  • Wider Forth Valley 

Wallace monument and Stirling Old Bridge

We assist and support around 500 people each year to access their rights

Our Aim

Our aim is to offer practical and emotional support and advice to anyone in Stirling and the surrounding area who has, or cares for, someone who has a disability or chronic health condition.

 

We strive to tackle inequalities. Our volunteers will help clients access their rights and support them, be it navigating the welfare benefit system, assist with housing applications, aids, grants or welfare fund assistance. This is always done with sensitivity and respect.

 

Clients will often come back to us when they just want someone to listen.

 Funded by the Scottish Government - Investing in Communities Fund and Stirling Council

Some of our volunteers

Below is a small selection of some of the tasks they do

Dianne has volunteered for over 25 years

Dianne

I have volunteered for over 25 years, do forms, mandatory reconsiderations, submissions and manage the office

John -a volunteer for over 10 years. Does home visits

John

I have over 10 years experience. I do rural home visits, forms and advise on services to help at home

Christine our committee treasurer

Christine

I am a committee member, deal with funding and I am our treasurer

Evelyn does mandatory reconsiderations and tribunal work

Evelyn

I do forms, mandatory reconsiderations and tribunal work

 

We are registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

 

Charity Registration Number: SCO14879.

 

Details can be found on their website at:

 

www.oscr.org.uk