"My story is about how the Dirrans Center has helped me"

About: Dirrans Centre (including rehab)

(as a service user),

I have been attending the Dirrans centre for a couple of years now after my stroke in 2016 and I was a bit apprehensive at first but after a couple of visits meeting staff and service users I started to feel more comfortable and confident. They really made me feel welcomed and all the staff were very empathetic towards me and my situation and meeting other people that have had the same or similar experience has been so helpful in my recovery.

My life was a complete mess I really didn’t want to carry on. I was in a very dark place and the Dirrans staff gave me a glimmer of light at the end of my long and dark tunnel they dug me out of the hole that I was in and gave me a real reason to live again and try to rebuild my life back up again.

I knew I would never have my old life back again I had already accepted that but the staff at the Dirrans centre particularly Darren and William brought me back to a place where I could create a new life for myself it was a long road but baby step after baby step I got there now I have my own home and I’m pretty independent and I owe a lot of that to the Dirrans centre the services they provide are truly a valuable necessity to the community.

Responses

Response from Nanette Masterton, Unit Manager - Dirrans, North Ayrshire Council last week
Nanette Masterton
Unit Manager - Dirrans,
North Ayrshire Council
Submitted on 29/06/2020 at 12:01
Published on Care Opinion at 12:01


Dear Ramone,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post about the help you have received from the Dirrans Centre.

We have all been delighted to see you make good progress with your recovery and move forward with your life.

It was a special moment for us when you got the keys to your fully adapted bungalow after spending so long in temporary accommodation. You now have all the skills and confidence required to live an active life in your local community. All your hard work has paid off and we all wish you every success in the future.

Keep in touch with us and we will always be here if you need any support.

Many thanks!

Kind regards

Nanette

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Update posted by Ramone (a service user)

Thank you so much nanette you don’t get rid of me that easy I still pop in from time to time just to annoy you all and hope after this terrible pandemic is over that we can all get back together again toto properly socially interact with each other it’s been to long.

Response from Nanette Masterton, Unit Manager - Dirrans, North Ayrshire Council last week
Nanette Masterton
Unit Manager - Dirrans,
North Ayrshire Council
Submitted on 01/07/2020 at 11:08
Published on Care Opinion at 11:08


Dear Ramone

We are all so looking forward to seeing everyone again and have greatly missed all the chat and banter.

Happy to see you anytime!

Take care

Nanette

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