What is Quest?
Quest Brain Injury Services is a community rehabilitative service for people who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). Part of the National Learning Network, Quest is funded by the HSE and caters for people in the Galway, Mayo and Roscommon regions. The service is available to brain injury survivors between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age.
It is estimated that as many as 10,000 people in Ireland experience an Acquired Brain Injury each year. People with a brain injury can experience a wide-range of life-altering consequences including loss of co-ordination, poor memory, diminished planning and organisational skills, as well as difficulties in communication and concentration. It's no surprise that it can be a frightening and worrying time for those who experience a brain injury, and for their family and friends.
Quest's community-based rehabilitation programme focuses on providing practical and social supports to people with an acquired brain injury – building their capacity for making independent and informed choices and exploring support networks and opportunities within the local community. Individuals are also supported in exploring further community, training, educational, care and employment opportunities in accordance with their individual goals.
Our Multidisciplinary Team
The community based rehabilitation team at Quest comprises of a multidisciplinary group of professionals with specialist training in working with people with an ABI. These include:
• Instructors (life skills, vocational, learning support and IT)
• Resource teacher
• Rehabilitation psychologist
• Rehabilitation counsellor
• Occupational therapist
ABI survivors between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age who reside in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon are eligible to avail of the service (Individuals suffering from drug and/or alcohol induced brain damage are not eligible for this service).
As Quest is fully funded by the HSE, there is no charge to programme participants