What is Daniel Yorath House?

Situated close to the city of Leeds, Daniel Yorath House (DYH) is a specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation centre for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Opened in 1992, DYH was one of the first assessment and rehabilitation centres for brain injury in the UK and offers a range of flexible rehabilitation options within a modern and comfortable environment. Daniel Yorath House forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

What does it do?

Daniel Yorath House specialises in the assessment and rehabilitation of people with an acquired brain injury and complex needs such as cognitive, physical and/or emotional difficulties, including physical and verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and disinhibited behaviour. Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approachand focuses on enabling service users to function more independently, develop their lives as they choose and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.

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Outcomes and satisfaction ratings

Feedback is very important to us as it enables us to continuously improve our service delivery and standards of practice. We regularly ask all our stakeholders to offer feedback on their satisfaction with our service. Of the service users who surveyed in June 2016:

  • 85% feel that staff communicate with them in a way they can understand
  • 85% feel that staff treat them with dignity and respect

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  • Average length of stay was 37 weeks
  • Average time since injury was 8 months
  • 29 service users were admitted to DYH and there were 26 discharges
  • 82% of service users needed full-time care on admission and only 36% on discharge.
  • On discharge 43% were independent for personal care and only 7% needed overnight care
  • 85% of service users were discharged to live independently or in supported living accommodation
  • 69% of admissions came from behavioural disorders unit, residential facilities or nursing home / hospitals.
  • On discharge, 14% of service users were in employment or academia, 14% were volunteers and 55% were engaged in recreational activities

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Facilities & environment

Daniel Yorath House offers an outstanding setting for rehabilitation. All service users have their own comfortable en-suite bedrooms, complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation. Rehabilitation takes place in a modern, tranquil and superbly equipped environment, with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational facilities.

Set in attractive landscaped grounds, Daniel Yorath House provides accommodation for 23 service users. In addition to the main 19-bed residential centre there are two nearby community houses nearby where service users can continue with their rehabilitation gains (transitional support unit) and consolidate their skills (transitional living unit) before moving on to a more independent environment.

Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Its close proximity to shops and leisure facilities and easy access to Leeds and Wakefield make Daniel Yorath House ideally situated for community integration and also offers opportunities for education, training and work placements are also available and accessible.