Cash for Clober Farm to help people with spine injuries

A resource centre in Milngavie which provides specially adapted accommodation for people with a spinal injury has been given a funding boost.

Clober Farm, which is run by Spinal Injuries Scotland, has been given £4,000 from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland to help cover their running costs.

The centre, which opened last year, has three bedrooms.

Joanna Martin, a Trustee of Spinal Injuries Scotland, said: “It can be very difficult for people who have specific access requirements as a result of having had a spinal injury to find somewhere to stay.

“While Clober Farm is designed to take care of the safety of everyone who stays there it is also extremely comfortable and a great environment to relax in.

“We completely refurbished the ground floor and it is proving popular with people who want somewhere to stay to attend hospital appointments, take part in social activities or just have a holiday.”

Mary Craig OBE, chief executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, said: “Many of us take it for granted that we can easily book overnight accommodation, and Clober Farm fills a much needed gap for people who are affected by spinal injuries.

“Having really high quality accessible accommodation with the flexibility for people to stay for one night or a few weeks now makes it much simpler to stay in Glasgow.”