When you are referred to Compass, a member of the Outreach team will arrange to visit you at home to assess your needs. This may lead to: Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy at our Rehabilitation Centre in Dumfries; support within the home from the Community Support Service team; a twelve-week course with Open Minds or regular Outreach visits.
This is a Housing Support Service offered to ABI survivors who rent or own their own homes, in order to help them maintain their homes and independent living. This service is managed by Kevin Honey. Our experienced Community Support Workers provide support including:
Our Rehabilitation Centre in Dumfries is open Monday to Friday, managed by Rosemary McCrae and team leaders Barbara Campbell and David Sawden. A team of cognitive therapists provides slow stream cognitive rehabilitation through goal setting, BrainTree cognitive exercises and activities and a person-centred care plan. Cognitive therapists aim to assist service users to develop strategies to overcome any difficulties they may have acquired since their brain injury, using the BrainTree model. We aim to help service users to relearn, retrain and reskill, building confidence to move forward in their lives and promoting independence.
Open Minds is an eight week programme for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) delivered by Barbara Campbell and Lis Bagnall. This group meets on Fridays at the Centre in Dumfries and is based on the BrainTree model. Open Minds aims to help ABI survivors develop a better understanding of the nature of their brain injury and to develop coping strategies.
Children and Families
Compass’ Children and Families Service aims to improve the quality of life of all children and young people under 18 years old with an acquired brain injury in Dumfries and Galloway, to enable them to reach their full potential, to work positively towards social inclusion and to involve and inform other professionals in that process.