We celebrated the opening of our extension at Eastfields, our care home service in Glasgow.

Eastfields opened in 2015 and is a registered Care Home for Adults delivering a health and social care model of support to individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury.

The Eastfields model of care has been very successful, and because there are few other providers of this brain injury rehabilitation model in Scotland, there is high demand for this specialist service.

The service recently opened the doors to its new extension, and to celebrate Irene Sobowale, CEO of The Disabilities Trust and Bailie Christy Mearns the Depute Lord Provost officially opened the extension. The people we support, family members, staff and social workers celebrated the occasion with a wonderful afternoon tea and tours of the service.

Guests wrote their thoughts about the day in a special memory book. Here are a few of the quotes -

Irene, our CEO said:“What a wonderful occasion today was. We know that there are so many people with a brain injury who need this type of support. I am delighted that we have been able to extend a very successful model of care to more people here in Eastfields.”

Family members of Colin Patterson, one of the people we support said: “Great to see all the service users outside and enjoying themselves. Speaking from the Paterson family experience today was a wonderful day. We would like to thank all the staff for this day and a big thank you for looking after our wee brother Colin.”

Lorraine Fields, Social Worker said: “Great place, you should all be so proud. Wishing you all the best.”

This new extension will support an additional 12 people with brain injuries, offering three separate bungalows, and doubling occupancy to now provide 24 beds.

Read more about the service here