You can get help if you have a physical disability.
What help you can get
- Advice from the Disability Information Service (DIS) about transport, education and employment
- We can help you check and apply for any benefits you are entitled to
- Help with personal care, such as a washing or cooking meals
- Visits to community groups, or to the Dundas Resource Centre
- We can install an alarm you can set off in your home if you need urgent help
- We can help with equipment and adaptations to your home
- Our enablement services can help keep you independent by helping you with everyday
- You may be able to take a short break or get respite care for a couple of hours
or a few weeks.
How to apply
Please contact your local Social Work office
and ask for us to carry out an assessment.
If you are unable to call, someone can do this for you, such as:
- Relatives or carers
- Health professionals, such as your community nurse or GP
- Voluntary organisations
You will not be charged for your assessment. However, depending on your income and
savings, you may be charged for some of the services we provide. Please contact
us to find out more about service charges.
Disability Information Service (DIS)
Disability Information Service is a free, confidential, independent and impartial service for people of any age, with any type of disability, their carers, family, or anyone else (including professional people), who is involved with their care.
DIS is part of Falkirk Council Social Work Services and it aims to help people with disabilities live as independently as possible, by providing information and advice on any disability related topic.
The service is situated in Dundas Resource Centre:
The building is fully accessible and equipped for wheelchair users, with disabled parking bays beside the main entrance door.
The service is staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from
9am to 5pm, with a voicemail facility to leave messages out-with these times.
Visits are by appointment.
The service can be contacted on:
Disabled Living Centre
The Disabled Living Centre can give you information and advice about a wide range
of equipment that can help you in your everyday activities.
The centre has a display where you can try out equipment in a friendly, informal
environment. This service is available to anyone living in the Falkirk Council area
who would like free and impartial advice about independent living.
For more information or to arrange a visit, please call:
Dundas Resource Centre
If you are aged 18-64 and have a physical disability due to illness or injury, you
may be referred to the Dundas Resource Centre.
The Centre's services can help you improve your physical abilities through rehabilitation,
training opportunities, education, respite and social activities.
You can be referred to the service by Social Work staff, your GP and hospital staff.