"Allowed me to meet people in a similar situation"

About: Dirrans Centre (including rehab)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

After an accident I was left with serious mobility issues, I fell off a ladder while cleaning windows and had a traumatic brain injury. Following my discharge from hospital I was left feeling isolated and lonely, this carried on for some time until I was visited by an Occupational Therapist(O.T.) who suggested I visit the Dirrans Centre.

The Dirrans Centre allowed me to meet people in a similar situation to my own and not feel as if I was being judged on my disability.

The service has allowed me to have days out , short breaks and gives me the opportunity to have access to other services, I have met lots of people I now regard as friends. As a result of this I now volunteer for other groups including a chest heart and stroke group in my local community.


Response from Nanette Masterton, Unit Manager - Dirrans, North Ayrshire Council 11 months ago
Nanette Masterton
Unit Manager - Dirrans,
North Ayrshire Council
Submitted on 15/08/2019 at 14:37
Published on Care Opinion at 14:37

Dear Jack Burton

Thank you so much for telling us your story. I am delighted that the Dirrans Centre has been able to support you to meet new people, make friends and move forward with your rehabilitation.

It is great to hear that you now have a volunteer role in your local community and I understand the importance of this for your confidence and wellbeing.

We all wish you well and thank you for taking time to write this post.

Kind regards,


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