Located in the city of Ely, in the heart of East Anglia, Fen House is a neurorehabilitation centre that offers community-based rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Opened in 2005, it forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

What does it do?

Fen House provides a high quality neurobehavioural assessment and rehabilitation service for people with cognitive, physical and / or emotional symptoms following an acquired brain injury and complex needs such as cognitive, physical and/or emotional symptoms, including physical and/or verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and dis-inhibited behaviour. It also provides a continuing rehabilitation service for those with longer term needs. Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function as independently as possible, 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 the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust as it enables us to continuously improve our standards of practice. We regularly ask all our stakeholders to offer feedback on their satisfaction with our service. Complete our satisfaction questionnaires:

Of the service users who responded in June 2016:

  • 87% feel that staff communicate with them in a way they can understand
  • 100% feel that staff are friendly and helpful

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  • 36 people were admitted to Fen House and 36 people were discharged.
  • The average time since injury was two months, reducing length of stay in acute hospitals.
  • 96% of admissions needed full-time care but only 33% on discharge.
  • On discharge 17% of service users were independent for personal care.
  • 88% of admissions came from nursing home or hospitals, 94% of discharges were living in independent accommodation or supported living.
  • 6% of service users were in employment or academia and 94% were engaged in recreational activities on discharge.

Facilities and environment

Set in attractive landscaped grounds, Fen House offers a bright, spacious and superbly equipped environment for rehabilitation. All service users have their own comfortable en-suite bedrooms, complemented by pleasant and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation. Rehabilitation takes place in a modern, tranquil setting with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities.

Fen House offers accommodation for up to 25 adults for both assessment and rehabilitation, and longer term rehabilitation, including an independent training flat.

Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Fen House is located in the vibrant cathedral city of Ely with its wide range of shops, leisure facilities and other amenities. Fen House also operated a highly popular cade in Ely’s city centre at Ely Cathedral, giving service users a valuable opportunity to work towards their foals in a realistic vocational setting. Opportunities for education, training and work placements are also available and accessible.