The loss of a limb, whether through amputation or congenital limb absence, can have a huge impact on people’s day-to-day lives. But that’s exactly why Finding Your Feet are here – to advise, support and make things that little bit easier for our Troopers (amputees).
What can we do for you?
👣 We’re here to answer any amputee related questions you might have. Whether that’s about the process of amputation, home adjustments, benefits advice or anything in between!
👣 We can put you in contact with other amputees who can share their own advice and learnings.
👣 We offer a programme of virtual and face to face clubs and events – all of which are free.
👣 We can signpost you to relevant support service for information if it’s not something we can help you with directly.
👣 We can offer you emotional support via our Well-being Footpath or in-house Counselling service.
👣 We can keep in touch with you for a ‘check in and chat’ with our fabulous volunteers, most of whom are amputees themselves and are able to offer advice through their own valuable life experience.
👣 We can offer support to your friends and family.
Temporary update for Troopers:
While restrictions remain in effect, we are mainly offering our services virtually and reduced capacity for face to face. If you are looking for support or even just want some company over the phone, we have staff and volunteers calling round anyone who would like a wee chat.
We’re currently running clubs in Glasgow, Ayr, Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. We do have future plans to expand into other areas too.. watch this space! Aside from these areas we also have lots of virtual clubs which people from all over the country can access.
Peer Support Network
Our Trooper volunteers have completed their peer support training allowing us to visit local amputees who are unable or not ready to attend our clubs. This is done via hospital or home visits. Our volunteers also meet in-patients once a month at WestMARC, Ayr, Queen Elizabeth, Ninewells and Hairmyres Hospitals, giving patients advice and support as well as information about FYF.
If you are outwith our main club areas, or just want to engage with us online you can still benefit by joining our private Facebook groups.
Well-Being Group: Our well-being group is a small community where we can build each other up, support each other when we’re down and learn tips and techniques to keep you feeling tip top. You can join here.
No LIMBits: This is our general support group where you can ask questions, share stories and connect with others who’ve been through a similar experience. To request to join click here.
Clubs Group: We run a program of clubs and events both virtual and face to face, which are free for our Troopers to attend. If you’d like to get involved and see what’s on, click here.
If you want more information on what we offer or still have questions, get in touch! You can fill in an online form, e-mail us at [email protected] or just pick up the phone and leave us a message on 0141 258 4868, and one of the team will get back to you ASAP.