Acquired brain injuries have many causes including:
We work with the person, family and carers to provide a co-ordinated and holistic approach. We raise awareness of the effects of brain injury and provide practical support to reduce isolation and enable people to reach meaningful outcomes and manage day-to-day living.
Quarriers work in partnership with the Health and Social Care Partnership within Renfrewshire.
Following referral, an initial visit will be carried out to establish what the client’s needs are and how we can best support them. Read more about referrals in our leaflet.
These sessions are facilitated by the Brain Injury Development worker either in a small group or one-to-one to help people identify outcomes they would like to work towards.
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The Sunshine Club is a weekly support group for people who have experienced an acquired brain injury. Having a head injury is life changing: people are often struggling to come to terms with the effects and face challenges such as isolation and discrimination. It is also often referred to as a hidden disability, and it is not easy to recognise that someone is affected by a head injury. The Sunshine Club offers a space where people can get together, share stories and form friendships with other people who know what they have been through.
The Sunshine Club members choose the agenda for the forth coming year.
Clients need to be assessed by the Brain Injury Development Worker before joining The Sunshine Club.
Quarriers recognises the need to provide support for families and carers who play a major role in the rehabilitation and care of loved ones living with an acquired head injury. Carers can be put under a lot of stress coming to terms with their loved ones’ condition and the life-altering changes that need to be made.
We wanted to provide a space which would allow carers time out of their responsibilities and an environment where they can meet with like-minded individuals who face many of the same challenges and experiences due to the injuries sustained by their family members.
In order to make this group a reality, Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service joined forces with Renfrewshire Carers Centre to establish a regular support group specific to carers of people with brain injuries.
The group meets every third Wednesday of the month, 1pm to 3pm at the Renfrewshire Carers Centre in Unit 55 of the Embroidery Mill in Abbey Mill Business Centre in Paisley.
The Renfrewshire Head Injury Service offers Brain Injury Awareness training to clients, families and carers. This enables people to have better understanding of how an acquired brain injury impacts an individual.
Brain Injury Awareness training is available to Quarriers and Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership staff.
We accept telephone referrals from any source, for example:
If you would like further information, please contact us via the details below.
Tel: 0141 848 1701
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