Adam, 22, was admitted to Daniel Yorath House (DYH), following an acquired brain injury (ABI) from an alleged assault at a party.

As part of his rehabilitation, Adam has been working on returning to supported independent living in the community. Skills he has been working on with the Occupational Therapist include budgeting, shopping and cooking as well as road safety and increasing safety awareness in the community. Adam is now at a stage where he will be moving to our Transitional Living Unit to continue to work on independent living skills.

In addition, Adam identified he would like to develop his skills to return to employment as a car mechanic. Adam has been supported by his Occupational Therapist to attend the Chrysalis project in Castleford, a charitable organisation offering alternative education within the motor and construction trade. Weekly sessions with a mechanics tutor have provided valuable experiences and opportunities to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) service users during their time in rehabilitation at Daniel Yorath House. Adam has had the opportunity to engage in a variety of tasks in the garage at Chrysalis including working on car engines and brakes.

Following the positive experience at Chrysalis, Adam is now being supported by his Occupational Therapist to explore options to return to studying at college, and continue his career in mechanics.