"We aim to
provide the best quality neurobehavioural rehabilitation for people
with complex and challenging needs after brain injury. Ultimately,
we want to enable service users to participate in life as fully as
possible, needing the least possible assistance."
Professor Michael Oddy, Director of Clinical Services,
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is the UK charity
leading brain injury rehabilitation. It offers complex
care for people requiring special needs support or suffering a
disability as a result of head injury, including traumatic brain
injury (TBI), stroke and learning disability issues ensuing from
Founded in 1992, BIRT provides specialist assessment and
rehabilitation at specialist centres across England and
Scotland, enabling people with head injuries that have led to a
brain injury to function as independently as possible, develop
their lives as they choose and participate in the wider
We accept referrals from a wide range of agencies and
commissioning care foundations, including health, social services,
medico-legal professionals and other service providers.
BIRT supports over 550 people at services across England,
employing over 65 clinical staff including psychologists,
occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language
therapists. Rehabilitation follows a neurobehavioural approach,
which gives each individual the best possible chance of recovery
following an acquired brain injury, while respecting individual
choice and self determination.
Our clinical expertise, outstanding facilities and dedication to
care mean that BIRT service users are able to develop a recovery
plan that suits their exact needs. We believe that it is never too
late to benefit from rehabilitation and ensure that people using
our services are supported to regain maximum independence.
BIRT is a division of The Disabilities Trust, a leading charity
which provides services to people with physical disability,
learning disability, autism and brain injury.
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Trust, please click here for more