Dynamic Community Fusion Borders Brain Injury Service

To assist in the rehabilitation of those suffering from Brain Injuries across the length and breadth of the Scottish Borders. We aim to inform, advice and support to enable Service Users to rebuild their lives, be independent and integrate back into society. Most of our work is carried out on a 1-1 basis but we also offer support groups across the Scottish Borders.

Current opportunities

You would be part of a small, friendly team helping to enrich the lives of our service users, by giving them an event to look forward to and a chance to get out and chat in a safe environment with like-minded people. Role Description : To help run a monthly support group for adults who have an acquired brain injury. You will be supported to do this and accompanied by one of our Rehab Workers for the first few meetings until you feel comfortable. This is an informal and fun group of around 10 people who all get on and have a laugh together. The role involves supporting adults with an acquired brain injury to have an enjoyable get together (Tea/Coffee) in the community. This includes chatting to service users and helping them to socialise. In time, this may also involve some art and crafts/other group activities. The venue and tables will be organised and booked by our administrator so you are only required to attend on the day and have fun. The role may also involve giving some advice and reassurance about sensitive matters but any specific 1-1 support will be passed on to their rehab worker at BBIS. Following the group, any concerns/issues should be passed onto BBIS staff and a register taken of those who have attended.

You would be part of a small, friendly team helping to enrich the lives of our service users, by giving them the confidence and ability to socialise within their local community. Role Description : The Volunteer Befriender will actively encourage and accompany a DCF Service User, to access and enjoy a range of social and recreational activities. The Befriender will provide companionship, conversation and occasional (rarely) physical support to enable a service user to manage physical difficulties with mobility and fatigue (which can impair cognitive functioning). Interests and activities are to be discussed. These could include going to the cinema, attending music/sporting events, visiting museums, discussing current affairs, going for coffee and short walks etc. Dynamic Community Fusion operates two projects in the Scottish Borders, The Borders Brain Injury Service and Reconnect with Confidence. Both of these aim to assist adults who have sustained a brain injury, to live independently and to re-integrate into their communities.