Finding Your Feet support families affected by amputation or limb difference, through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects.
Isolation is a huge problem for many amputees.It has been proven that quality of life and even life expectancy is greatly reduced without social inclusion, with as many as 30% of vascular amputees not surviving to one-year post amputation.FYF is key in addressing this issue.We are directly saving lives!
We run clubs around Glasgow, Ayr, Dundee, Fife, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Leeds. These include Swimming, Skiing, Climbing, Gardening, Crafting, Pilates, Singing, Fitness and our most popular ‘Ampu-teas’ session where our ‘Troopers’ meet up for a coffee and chat. We have an in-house Counsellor and an online support forum which offers 24/7 peer support for amputees around the UK and beyond. All of the activities that we offer are free of charge.
We have big ambitions for how to improve the lives of the amputee community and some exciting ideas for the future of prosthetics, but we’re only a small team, so are relying on both corporate and individual supporters and volunteers to help us achieve them. Please get in touch to find out how you can help us support our Troopers.
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 coffee mornings, arts/crafts and parties to Pilates, gardening, 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 the 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 free opportunities for you to participate in sport and recreation
- Signpost you to the appropriate support and information to which you are entitled.