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Charity opens new family support centre premises

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A social care charity has celebrated the opening of new premises that will be used to support families affected by disability.

Quarriers provides help to around 100 families across Dumfries and Galloway, offering support to parents and children in their homes and local communities.

Thanks to a recent funding award from the Holywood Trust, the charity has been able to invest in a new base in Dumfries.

The money has also been used to furnish an activity room and install a cooker in the kitchen which will be used to teach cookery skills to teenagers and young adults.

Further funding will be used to buy additional resources as chosen by service users.

The work carried out by our staff makes a real difference to peoples’ lives across the region.

Alice Harper, chief executive of Quarriers, said: “It’s so exciting to be expanding our Dumfries and Galloway service.

“The work carried out by our staff makes a real difference to peoples’ lives across the region. Having bigger premises will ensure we can support more children and young people who need our help.”

Dumfries and Galloway service coordinator Jan Hiddleston said the new premises were a “warm and welcoming space” that would provide a huge boost to the service.

She added: “We want to spread the word of what we’re doing at the service and ask anyone interested in becoming a short break foster carer or family support worker to get in touch.

“If you’re a friendly, caring, patient and enthusiastic person living in the Dumfries and Galloway area then we want to hear from you.

“Equally if you are looking for support from Quarriers for your child we ask you to get in contact with us, or your child’s social worker, and we can start the conversation to see what kind, and level, of help will make the biggest difference to you and your family.”



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