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Family Branches

Family Branches and Support Groups are a vital part of the support network provided by SHA, enabling them to form a link with their local HD Specialist Services and National Office.

Branches are run by volunteers, who may also have a personal involvement with Huntington’s disease. They meet on a monthly basis, and aim to offer support, information and friendship for people with Huntington’s disease, their carers, families and friends.

There are currently four Family Branches in Scotland:

Fife
Apr-Oct
The Day Room, Glenrothes Hospital
Glenrothes, KY7 5TG
Nov-March
Thistle Tavern, Baldridgeburn
Dunfermline, KY12 9EG
2nd Monday each month
7.30- 9.30pm

Glasgow
The Wedge, 1066 Barrhead Road
Glasgow, G53 5AB
4th Tuesday each month
7 – 9pm

Lothian
Duke Street URC,108A Duke Street
Leith, EH6 8HL.
Last Wednesday each month
7.30 – 9.30pm

Tayside
The Medical Seminar Rooms, Ninewells Hospital
Dundee, DD1 9SY
2nd Wednesday each month
6 – 8pm

Support Groups

Support Groups are more informal and can meet monthly/bi-monthly or a few times a year. They offer social and emotional support and practical advice. The support groups can be a mixed/carer/symptomatic group.

The Support Groups are:

    • Ayrshire Carer
    • Ayrshire Positive/Early Symptomatic
    • Glasgow Carer
    • Glasgow Symptomatic
    • Grampian mixed
    • Highland mixed
    • Lanarkshire Carer
    • Tayside Carer
    • Tayside Symptomatic
    • West Dumbartonshire Symptomatic

 

For contact information of Family Branches and meeting times and venues for Support Groups, (as they can vary) please call Isobel Darroch, SHA Branch/Support Development Officer, on 0141 848 0308 or email: isobel.darroch@hdscotland.org. You can also contact your local HD Specialist service if you require any additional advice about Huntington’s disease.

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