Finding Your Feet – The Next Step for Scottish Amputees
Project Category: Community Interest Company
- Our Story
Finding Your Feet (FYF) supports Scottish families affected by amputation and limb difference regardless of age, ethnicity or background. We believe local amputees with this life-long condition require local support to understand, adapt and empower themselves to build a positive approach to self-manage and fulfil their full potential after limb loss.
We provide information, emotional and practical support as well as opportunities to partake in accessible sports and activities. Amputees can access our services for free, all costs of activities offered are covered by FYF. We have a strong partnership working ethos. Amputees are at the very centre of our services and the work delivered by FYF is done so with a collaborative approach, always in consultation with our amputees, as well as staff and volunteers, to establish what services we should offer.
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 by providing emotional and practical support through counselling, peer support and a wide program of social clubs and physical activities.
We receive no statutory funding and have big ambitions for how to improve the lives of the Scottish amputee community and some exciting ideas for the future, but we’re only a small team and rely heavily on grants, corporate partners, volunteers and individual supporters to help us achieve them.