Momentum Skills (Scottish Borders)

To assist adults and children who have sustained a brain injury to live independently and to re-integrate into thier communities. To deliver specialist training and support for adults with a brain injury who want to return to employment or further education


Current opportunities

To run a monthly lunch group for adults who have an acquired brain injury. This is an informal and fun group of about 10 people who all get on and have a laugh together. To support adults with acquired brain injury have an enjoyable lunch together in the community. The role involves chatting to service users and helping them socialise. The lunch venues 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 involve giving some advice and reassurance about sensitive matters but any specific 1-1 support will be passed on to their rehab worker at Momentum. Following the group, any concerns/issues should be passed onto Momentum staff and a register taken.

To run a monthly lunch group for adults who have an acquired brain injury. This is an informal and fun group of about 10 people who all get on and have a laugh together. To support adults with acquired brain injury have an enjoyable lunch together in the community. The role involves chatting to service users and helping them socialise. The lunch venues 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 involve giving some advice and reassurance about sensitive matters but any specific 1-1 support will be passed on to their rehab worker at Momentum. Following the group, any concerns/issues should be passed onto Momentum staff and a register taken.

To run a monthly lunch group for adults who have an acquired brain injury. This is an informal and fun group of about 10 people who all get on and have a laugh together. To support adults with acquired brain injury have an enjoyable lunch together in the community. The role involves chatting to service users and helping them socialise. The lunch venues 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 involve giving some advice and reassurance about sensitive matters but any specific 1-1 support will be passed on to their rehab worker at Momentum. Following the group, any concerns/issues should be passed onto Momentum staff and a register taken.

The Volunteer Befriender will accompany and enable a Momentum Service User, living in Central Borders, to access and enjoy a range of social and recreational activities, while also personally gaining enjoyment from the social experiences. The Befriender will provide companionship, conversation, driving and occasional (rarely) physical support to enable a 68 year old man to manage physical difficulties with mobility, impaired (variable) vision, fatigue (which can impair cognitive functioning) and sometimes balance issues. Examples of interests and activities are going to the cinema (he enjoys adventure and comedy rather than romance), attending rugby matches (“Southern Knights” at Melrose and internationals), book festivals and authors’ presentations, birdwatching, history, music events (especially Big Band Swing, classical and 1960’s and 70’s rock), visiting museums and galleries, discussing current affairs, going for coffee and short walks.