Alison Cairns, Practice Lead

Alison Cairns is Practice Lead for Scottish War Blinded’s Outreach Team, and joined the organisation in 2018. She primarily manages the outreach team covering the South and West of Scotland, and ensures that the service offered offers a person centred approach to supporting veterans to adapt to, and regain independence following sight loss. 

She is a qualified social worker and previously worked for Glasgow City Council Social Work Services for nearly 25 years supporting and managing the Older Person’s Team, the Physical Disability Team, the Hospital Team and latterly, the Learning Disability Team. 

Alison commented upon her appointment:

"I am absolutely delighted to be working as Practice Lead for the Outreach Team. I look forward with huge enthusiasm to bringing my knowledge, skills and experience from working within the statutory sector to the third sector. 

"My aim is to proactively support and encourage our membership to lead positive and fulfilling lives at the same time as promoting solutions which promote as much independence as is possible."