The loss of a limb, whether through amputation or congenital limb difference, can have a devastating impact and will change people's lives.
Finding Your Feet supports amputees and their families or carers in achieving rehabilitation and independence in hospital, home, education, employment and sport.
We provide opportunities for individuals and their families to come together to share experiences or simply socialise. From day trips, drop-in centres, coffee mornings and parties to football, climbing, skiing and swimming, our sessions are designed to meet the needs of all ages while providing a unique opportunity for amputees to have fun and benefit from some support.
- Listen and answer your questions about amputation and limb difference
- Visit you in hospital or in your home
- Talk to you about your experience and how we can tailor our help to you
- Put you in contact with others who have had a similar experience
- Support you and those closest to you
- Provide opportunities for you to participate in sport and recreation
- Signpost you to the appropriate support and information to which you are entitled.
If you're close to Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh. Aberdeen or Leeds we have a number of Clubs you can come along to. We do have plans to expand into other areas, and will make an announcement when this becomes possible.
Our 'Foot Patrol' in their wheelchair accessible vehicle visit local amputees who are unable to attend our clubs and classes themselves. The Foot Patrol provides support, introduce local clubs and encourage social inclusion where possible.
Our Volunteer Troopers visit in-patients once a month at Ayr Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Westmarc and Hairmyres Hospital. Giving the patients advice and support as well as information about FYF.
There are ways you can benefit from our support even if you're outwith one of our club areas. We have a Facebook group called No LIMBits, which is where our Troopers can 'meet' to ask / answer questions about prosthetics, treatments etc as well as sharing stories and information.
Because of Corinne, Finding Your Feet has someone you can talk to who has experienced limb-loss and life changing trauma physical trauma, but who has come back stronger. It means we understand the challenges, emotions and turmoil that you and your family face following limb-loss or loss of limb function and the importance of having a support network behind you. We are that support network.