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Dirrans Centre

The Head Injury Service aims to facilitate and maximise the extent of recovery from traumatic brain injury and to assist individuals adapt to whatever limitations attect their ability to function in the community. By careful assessment of each individual's abilities and lifestyle, we aim to provide a programme which promotes development in the following areas - social, physical, educational and leisure.

Current opportunities

We are looking for a volunteer with an interest/skill in arts & craft. Following brain injury many people display poor motivation, low self esteem and poor self expression. Creative activity is an important source of personal satisfaction and self esteem and is a socially acceptable & controllable medium for expressing feelings. We hope to develop an arts and craft group which will provide opportunities for social interaction and the development of creative skills. we have a large selection of materials and staff will be able to assist - we just need the guidance and inspiration.

Looking fro a driver/s to help with transporting our service users to and from the service, to drive out 16 seater mini bus. We support people with long term conditions and getting to our service can be difficult and this can be an obstruction for their rehabilitation. We are looking for a friendly, confident and committed driver with D1 on their licence, to drive our 16 seater mini bus. The main purpose would be to facilitate our service users to attend the centre from different areas of North Ayrshire. You would need to have an enhanced disclosure which there would be no cost to you. Initailly we are looking for a driver / drivers for two days per week.

Assist staff with support with our service user to develop our garden at the Dirrans Centre. We have an accessible garden needing support from someone with knowledge or a passion for the garden to help us have a garden than can be enjoyed all year round. We have a green house and enjoy growing our own fruit and veg and would like to expands this. We would like to experiment with vermiculture.