About Us…

We are a Community Interest Company based at Kindar House at The Crichton, Dumfries.

We have a Board of 7 directors with an age range of 25 to 70 and a diverse range of backgrounds from teaching, fire crew, civil service, book-keeping and support work. Some are also parent/carers or siblings of adults with learning disabilities.

We are all passionate about helping people to be the best that they can be in life and ensuring that they get the support that they need in order to achieve that end goal.

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Please be aware that we are unable to offer personal care.

We are sorry but we do NOT offer transport to and from our facility – our time is far better spent on providing our activities rather than spending 2 and 3 hours a day ferrying people all over town.

Solway Disability Support Community Interest Company aims to support people aged 16+ with learning disabilities to reach whatever potential they are capable of, by offering individualised tailored support packages to help them to achieve their own goals within a safe environment.

Just some of the activities we get up to

About Solway Support’s Founder

My name is Tammy and I decided to set up Solway Support in August 2022.

My own daughter has a learning disability and I therefore have 20+ years of first hand experience of what it is like to care for a vulnerable adult on a 24/7 basis with little or no outside support. She has an older brother who lives locally and on whom she dotes.

I have the dual perspective of being a parent/carer myself, but also having been an employed support worker and deputy manager in this sector, I have worked with vulnerable adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, CVI, Downs Syndrome and, in some cases, physical disability such as Cerebral Palsy on top.

As many of our adults move in the same circles, I have got to know a great many of them and have developed a good knowledge of their different characters and behaviours so have banked a number of strategies in working through their individual challenges with them.

I can relate to the challenges faced by families and carers too. I genuinely know how difficult it can be to get the support needed, whether for every day life, transition from school to college or elsewhere or indeed into independent/supported living.

I very much enjoy working with our adults and their families and sincerely hope that I, and perhaps in time, my team can help make a positive difference to their lives.