Located in Birmingham, 1101 Bristol Road is a specialist residential centre that provides continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for people with an acquired brain injury. It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).
What does it do?
1101 Bristol Road works with people who have to cope with a range of cognitive, physical and / or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while developing their lives with privacy, dignity and respect.
Facilities and environment
Situated within the Bournville Village Trust Estate, 1101 Bristol Road offers attractive and accessible accommodation for eight service users, comprising seven en suite bedrooms, complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation. There is also a separate self-contained flat where service users can be supported towards independent living in the community.
Service users enjoy access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities including a rehabilitation kitchen and an activity room which offers a range of arts and crafts and use of computers.
There is a large garden and the accommodation is surrounded by pleasant parkland. Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Its close proximity to leisure facilities and easy access to Birmingham city centre, with its vibrant shopping and entertainment scene make 1101 Bristol Road ideally situated for social integration and also offers opportunities for education and work placements.