Who is it for?

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)'s independent hospitals specialise in the rehabilitation of people with behavioural disorders following an acquired brain injury (ABI). In addition to our general admission criteria our service users may also have any of the following:

  • severe verbal and / or physical aggression
  • neuropsychiatric symptoms
  • impaired social functioning
  • disinhibited and / or very challenging behaviours
  • pre-existing mental ill health
  • substance misuse problems and high risk profiles

I am very impressed with the facilities at Graham Anderson House and think the service provided is excellent."

parent of service user

We can accept referrals for people detained under the Mental Health Act.

What do we offer?

We use a neurobehavioural approach to deliver in-depth assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning from admission. These are carried out by our in-house interdisciplinary teams.

Assessment includes: cognitive skills, the nature and frequency of any challenging behaviour and the service user's ability to engage with the community and complete functional daily tasks. Rehabilitation planning is focused on behaviour, cognition and mobility needs. Goal planning is carried out with the service user and their family or carers.

support worker going through paperwork with service user in York House

Rehabilitation involves an individually tailored treatment programme. This includes: learning and therapeutic sessions, personal social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, access to community activities, behavioural management and vocational training and support.

We hold regular review meetings where family, funders and other involved parties can join the clinical team to discuss progress and agree next steps. Our outcome measurement system enables us to measure service users' progress. It is also a valuable tool for individual goal setting during the rehabilitation programme, informing the ongoing care pathway.

Our independent hospitals are:

Our expert inter-disciplinary teams comprise a consultant in clinical psychology / neuropsychology, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist, nurses and a team of rehabilitation support workers with specialist brain injury training.

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