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The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is delighted to announce that a new development; Eastfields, located at Graham Anderson House, Springburn Road in Glasgow, had a ribbon cutting ceremony with guest of honour, Bailie Allan Stewart on 2nd September 2015.

This exciting new development is part of the continuum of care provided by BIRT. Eastfields comprises four brand new four-bed single storey properties; Bluebell, Thistle, Hawthorn and Heather. As a response to demand from Health Boards across Scotland BIRT has designed these bespoke services and accommodation for individuals who require specialist rehabilitation and support.

One of the bungalows will be a four-bedded transitional living service which will allow the team at Graham Anderson House to support service users to increase independence prior to discharge. This offers an opportunity to ensure that people are able to manage independently or to determine what support is required when they return home.

Irene Sobowale, Chief Executive of The Disabilities Trust said:

We are delighted to be able to provide additional services for people in Scotland who have sustained a brain injury. There has been increased demand for brain injury rehabilitation services since Graham Anderson House was opened in 2009. We would like to be able to support service users to increase independence prior to discharge and Eastfields offers an opportunity to ensure that people are able to manage independently or to determine what support is required when they return home. The new development also creates 38 jobs and all our staff receive high quality, specialist training and career development opportunities, so we are looking forward to continuing our work in partnership with the local community.”