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Mind Matters

“I had a brain injury, collapsed marriage and retirement from my career all at once. If this service hadn’t been there, I know for sure neither would I.” Dynamic Community Fusion Service User. 

We support anyone living in the Scottish Borders, who is living with or affected by, a range of neurological conditions, including traumatic and acquired brain injury. We are also developing our services and expanding our reach to support individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and other forms of dementia, declining cognitive functioning, and neurocognitive ability.

Currently, the main services that we are delivering include the Borders Brain Injury Service and Borders Cognitive Advice and Support Service. 

From one-to-one advice, to advocacy, group activities and specialist workshops, there are many ways that we can support you in managing your condition, reconnecting with others, and improving your daily lives. 

We are committed to supporting you to access the most appropriate support you need: so, you can live the life that you choose.

Borders Brain Injury Service 

Borders Brain Injury Service (BBIS) is a council funded programme that helps individuals who are living with brain injuries. We also provide support to family members/carers of adults and children who are living with a brain injury.

We work with you, to:

Set goals and action plans to improve your health and overall well-being

Develop coping strategies to manage your daily life

Develop the skills and confidence you need to live independently and make plans for your future


To access this service, you should be a resident of the Scottish Borders and aged between 16-65. BBIS works with individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


“DCF has offered me has made me feel I can live a better life even with my brain injury.” Service User

Borders Cognitive Advice & Support Service (BCASS)

Funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund, BCASS aims to support people in the Scottish Borders who are living with an acquired brain injury, cognitive impairment or neurological condition, including dementia. 


This project provides a combination of 1-1 inclusion support, peer support and befriending services, user-led group activities, and weekly drop in services, all of which can help you to:

Connect with your wider community

Make new friendships and continue doing the things you love

Make plans for your future

Better understand and manage your condition

Complete complex paperwork and applications; and understand what you may be entitled to

This project aims to reduce feelings of loss, isolation and loneliness; and support you in improving your overall health and wellbeing. We will support you in your journey ahead: helping you to maintain your independence, and increasing your participation and support within your wider community. We know that there is life beyond diagnosis; and we are here to support you to live the life you love.


To access this service you should be a resident of the Scottish Borders and above the age of 16. BCASS works with individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), cognitive impairment and other neurological conditions, including dementia. This project also supports individuals experiencing symptoms of a neurological condition, and who are awaiting a formal diagnosis.


“This service has supported me to feel less isolated at a time when I can't seem to get any answers.”- Service User

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