Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Community Rehabilitation and Physical Disability Service

Community Rehabilitation

Following an illness or diagnosis of a long term condition or physical impairment, many adults are referred to the rehabilitation service for further rehabilitation or information, advice and support in managing their condition.

The rehabilitation team consists of nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who deliver treatments, therapies and support both within the unit and in the community depending on people’s needs.

The NHS team works in partnership with Capability Scotland, who are also based at the unit, and aim to meet people’s employment, educational and leisure needs.

By working together, the team hopes to make it easier for people to access the service and improve its quality.
The team also has strong local links with the Social Services teams, Princess Royal Trust for Carers and other agencies you may find useful.

Why would I attend the unit?

The rehabilitation unit has a range of facilities on site including a physiotherapy gym, an occupational therapy dept and meeting rooms. The unit might be the most appropriate place to support you due to the equipment and facilities available if you require rehabilitation. Also, there are a range of clinics and groups held there which it may be suitable for you to attend.

How can I be referred?

People can be referred by their consultant, GP, district nurse and any other health professional or via their social worker. Some people contact the team directly or via a family member.

A member of the team will either visit the person referred at home or invite them into the unit, to discuss how the team can meet their needs and what type of treatments, services or support can be offered.

Contact details

For further information please contact:

Dumfries and Nithsdale Community Rehabilitation Service, 
Telephone 01387 244454