Merrybrook is situated in Quarriers Village, near Bridge of Weir. The building has six bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities as well as adapted bathing and showering facilities throughout. The house has accessible adaptations, including ramp wheelchair access, overhead hoists in all rooms and additional manual handling equipment. The bedrooms on the first floor are accessible from a lift which can accommodate most wheelchairs.
Merrybrook works towards ensuring that the people staying are fully supported and can access and participate in meaningful activities. The service has adapted transport which allows each person we support to attend community activities such as local clubs, ten-pin bowling, skating, skiing and sailing on Lochwinnoch. The people we support enjoy being out in the community and our staff work to provide gateways to their interests.
People staying with us like joining in with painting, card making and other arts and crafts. Our dedicated and professional team are friendly and approachable, and display a high level of commitment towards the people we support and their families and friends. Every aspect of the day is important.
People are usually referred to the service through a social work department. If you would like more information, please contact us on the details below.
We currently have two places available. If you would like more information, please contact us on the details below.
There is sensory equipment throughout Merrybrook used to engage, communicate and entertain, with lights used in storytelling, waterbeds and bean bags. The conservatory is often decorated for parties and sweet and savoury treats are created around a theme. The garden overlooks the idyllic countryside surrounding Quarriers Village where there are raised beds of flowers and herbs in a secure area for everyone to enjoy.
The staff team work holistically with other core professionals to ensure that all needs are met. The staff have training and experience that covers Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes and Traumatic Brain Injury, among others. They are trained and have access to eye gaze technology and specialist diets can be accommodated including peg feeding, diabetes, gluten free or lactose intolerances.
Support Worker: SVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care as in standing with SSSC Registration and Conditions.
Team Leader: SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care with working towards SVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care or a PDA in supervision as in standing with SSSC Registration and Conditions.
Project Manager: SVQ level 4 Leadership and Management and Registered Managers Award, in Health and Social Care, PDA in supervision as in standing with SSSC Registration and Conditions.
Project Specific Training and Mandatory training will include:
After many months of lockdown, the residents and staff team at our Merrybrook service were delighted to welcome family members back to visit.
The staff team set up a visiting area in the garden with a gazebo and balloons. Risk assessments and information about what would happen on the visit were sent out to families in advance, and PPE, cleaning materials and hand sanitiser were provided on the day.
Everyone was so excited to see their loved ones after so long. Here’s Rhian seeing her sister Zoe for the first time in months: she was so happy to see her and smiled and clapped throughout her visit.
Bridge of Weir
Tel: 01505 616043 / 615934