ConnectAbility - a national £250k, three year fundraising appeal for assistive technology for service users


Barrie's Final Blog 27th February 2015

Well here we are, my very last Blog. Looking back, the last 23 years have gone so quickly. When I started with the Trust we had just launched the Brain Injury division and I was appointed as the Service Manager at Daniel Yorath House. After successfully commissioning and managing the service my next move was to begin to develop Community Services.

New development at Graham Anderson House

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust is pleased to announce it will be offering new additional services for people with brain injury, extending its provision and facilities in Glasgow. To complement the Trust's specialist rehabilitation services for people at Graham Anderson House, the new development will include transitional living services for those with high and medium risk profiles, and a nursing service for those with complex medical needs.

Shinewater Court host Chocolate Party to support #ConnectAbility

Service users and staff at Shinewater Court host a Chocolate Party to raise funds for the #ConnectAbility Appeal – a three year fundraising campaign to raise £250k to purchase assistive communications technology for service users.

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'Auction' of care and support can be tickbox exercise and ignore people's wellbeing

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Irene Sobowale appointed as new Chief Executive

Irene Sobowale has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. She will take over from current CEO Barrie Oldham when he retires in spring 2015.

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