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Capability Scotland Allied health services can provide care to Adults and children who have learning & physical disabilities with associated complex health needs and life limiting medical conditions and who require specialist care. Physiotherapy, Occupational and Speech and Language therapy. This is provided in their own homes, schools, supported living accommodation, day centres and residential settings.

We also offer support to carers who require advice with moving and handling issues.

What we can offer

- Delivery of care,
- Support and education whether directly or through advice
- Support of care staff
- Fully trained, qualified and experienced Nurses
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physiotherapists.

The Nursing staff provides a personalized, holistic nursing care service for those with complex disability in the schools, adult day centres, residential respite and transitional
services. There is 24 hour specialist nursing care 52 weeks of the year in the residential respite and transitional services. They offer support and advice to parents and carers, health care professionals and external agencies. The service delivers health promotion/and education information for children and young people, families, carers and other professionals. They work in partnership with external medical specialists. They provide nursing support to children / young people and their families during post operative rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy
The Occupational therapy service provides personalized, holistic quality care which encompasses specialised paediatric and adult occupational therapy assessment, treatment, and management of those with complex disabilities. The Occupational therapists provide comprehensive assessments and treatment plan reflecting hand function, perceptual function, access to appropriate technology,
personal and social skills as well as personal care and appropriate equipment provision. They advise and make recommendations to help parents, carers, outside agencies and other multi disciplinary team professionals involved in the health and social care of pupils/customers within Capability Scotland.

Speech and Language therapy
The Speech and Language therapy service provides specialised paediatric and adult assessment, communication therapy and swallowing disorder management, They provide communication strategies and advice on best methods of communication. This may include personalised communication books, picture communication symbols to hi-tech voice – output technology. The Speech and Language therapist provides food preparation and mealtime assistance training - These courses covers normal chewing and swallowing, factors which contribute to difficulties with eating and drinking, techniques to assist, food safety guidelines,texture and consistency, and use of drink thickeners.These guidelines for individuals, parent’s carers and staff.

The Physiotherapy service provides specialist care through paediatric and adult assessment, treatment, and management for those with complex disabilities .The service includes specialist assessments and rehabilitation which can include programmes for gait re-education and balance, wheelchair positioning, posture and independence, respiratory care, hydrotherapy and Rebound therapy, Hippotherapy ( riding for the disabled) assessments/ programmes. They provide post surgical intensive therapy sessions to maximise post operative recovery. The service also supports trialling of different equipment and slings.

External Training
Our Training Courses are designed and delivered to the highest standards - with the aim of enhancing attendee’s knowledge and practice for today’s Health & Social Care sector. All Course design and content are to a Standard required by Legislation, Regulation and relevant Regulatory bodies to enable delegates to achieve best practice. Moving and Handling people/ inanimate load training: Allied health can provide Induction and refresher courses, tailor made to suit the requirements of your organization and client group (special needs children, adults, nursing staff and carers etc). Cerebral Palsy awareness workshop: This can be designed to suit your organisations requirements for parents and staff working with babies, children or adults.

The Allied health team works closely in partnership with families, carers, internal and external health professionals and other agencies to ensure that there is a co-ordinated approach to meet the changing health care needs of children and adults who are supported by Capability Scotland.
65+, All ages, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 4 - 12, 17 - 25, 13 - 16
Days and Times
Westerlea,, 11 Ellersley Road
EH12 6HY

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Contact Details
Contact Person: Hilary Cartwright
Contact Telephone: 0131 347 1012
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 09 February 2016