18 Apr 2018
Quarriers, one of Scotland’s leading health and social care charities, has expanded its vital Head Injury Service in Renfrewshire in order to provide much-needed support for carers and family members.
The service, based in Renfrewshire, works with people aged between 17 and 64 who have experienced an acquired head injury by providing important practical and emotional support as well as advice to overcome the short and long term effects of their injury.
Quarriers recognised 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.
The social care charity 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, with the first group taking place today on Wednesday 18 April.
The carers support group was officially launched by the Lord Provost of Paisley as both the service and support group for carers has special significance to her as her grandson is supported by Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service.
Alice Harper, Quarriers Chief Executive said: “We are so pleased that we were able to partner with Renfrewshire Carers Centre to provide this additional service to help support carers. They play a vital role in the life of someone with an acquired head injury so to be able to create a space where carers are cared for in return is quite something.”
For more information about Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury Service please visit https://quarriers.org.uk/services/renfrewshire-head-injury-service/ or call 0141 848 1701.
Carers looking to join this support group should get in touch with the Renfrewshire Carers Centre on 0141 887 3643.
For more information about social care charity Quarriers please visit www.quarriers.org.uk