The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)'s referral service is free, transparent, available nationally and expert-led. We support you through the referral process every step of the way. BIRT provides a wide range of assessment and rehabilitation services to meet the needs of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It does not matter if the injury was recent or a long time ago, or whether the person has had rehabilitation before.

Free:Complete and submit our new secure online referral form to refer someone for brain injury rehabilitation at one of our centres. Click 'submit' to send the information securely to our central referrals desk in Wakefield (please call: 01924 269390 if you need to get in touch), then we contact you or the referrer directly about next steps. If you would like to print a copy of the information being supplied in the referral form, please print the web page before pressing 'submit.'

Transparent:Our admissions criteria can help you find the right brain injury rehabilitation centre for the person you are referring.

National:We operate throughout the United Kingdom. Find and contact your nearest BIRT centre for an informal discussion with the centre manager and / or consultant in neuropsychology or clinical psychology. We will then put you in touch with the most appropriate centre as soon as possible. We maintain contact with you throughout the referral process and will do our best to make arrangements that suit you and the person you are referring.

Expert-led: How to refer to BIRT

See referral process infographic below.

1. Complete and submit our new online referral form
2. We will contact you to discuss the most suitable BIRT centre for the person you are referring
3. Send us relevant information, such as medical reports and records for the person being referred, an indication of their needs and their current situation
4. We will contact you to arrange a pre-admission assessment with the person you are referring. This will help us understand whether our centres are suitable for their needs
5. If we cannot support the person you want to refer, we will give you details of other organisations that could help you
6. After the assessment you will receive a report with recommendations for service provision and associated costs
7. We will also host a visit to the service of your choice so the person being referred can view the facilities and environment, meet service users and the team responsible for service delivery
8. Once funding has been agreed we will arrange admission to an appropriate centre. The arrangements will meet the needs of the person you are referring as well as their family and carers

For general advice and guidance, including finding the centre to best meet your needs:

Call: 01924 266 344
Email: director@birt.co.uk
Write to: The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, 3 Westgate Court, Silkwood Park, Wakefield, WF5 9TJ.

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