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.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is the UK charity leading brain injury rehabilitation. It offers specialised assessment and rehabilitation services for people suffering a disability as a result of brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury.
Founded in 1992, BIRT provides specialist assessment and rehabilitation at specialist centres across England and Scotland, enabling people who have suffered brain injury to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community.
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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