Branch Out is a social enterprise owned and operated by Compass Brain Injury Specialists Ltd, based in our Rehabilitation Centre facility in Dumfries.  The enterprise began as a woodwork project used by our clients for personal woodwork projects. 

In the early part of 2016, we recognised the workshop’s potential to expand beyond this use and become a social enterprise.  The principle aims of Branch Out are an addition to the rehabilitation interventions we deliver; safe, practical and fun activity which has measurable outcomes; and high quality products for sale to the public. 

Branch Out will soon be looking to hire additional workers (particularly ex-service users) to enhance the business and increase production. 

The Workshop is well equipped with a range of industrial woodworking machines, dust extraction system, power tools and hand tools.

All products you see around the workshop and in our on-site Store or in the brochure have been hand-made by the clients and our qualified joiner/Workshop Supervisor who is also one of our brain injury rehabilitation specialists.  Branch Out clients can plan their own designs and are encouraged to make decisions at every stage of their projects. With the support, help and encouragement of the Workshop Supervisor, clients are also motivated to develop new skills and confidence to produce quality products either for themselves or for sale to the public with such items as planters, garden benches, toy boxes and other bespoke items on the product list.

Branch Out offers clients a therapeutic and creative outlet for their practical skills; serving as a very effective method for improving co-ordination, problem-solving skills and memory, and helping with hand-to- eye co-ordination and motor skills culminating in achieving positive results at the end of their project. 

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For more information on how to support Branch Out and purchase products or commission a product, contact David Sawden at Branch Out on 01387 261166 or email [email protected]  and check out our Branch Out's Facebook page