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The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) was delighted to welcome Lucy Frazer MP to Fen House, our brain injury service in Ely, for a visit last week (Friday 22nd July).

Ms Frazer represents the constituency of South East Cambridgeshire. She was invited to visit following BBC Two’s recent documentary “Louis Theroux: A Different Brain” which featured people with acquired brain injury (ABI) supported through BIRT’s centres in Devon, Leeds and Liverpool.

During her visit Ms Frazer saw some of the specialist equipment used to support people following a brain injury, including a high-tech treadmill purchased using fundraised money. She spoke to people living in the centre about everything from politics to pets, and observed an art therapy session.

Ade, who has been living at Fen House for twelve weeks, told Ms Frazer how he feels “both mentally and physically on the mend” as a result of BIRT’s specialist neurorehabilitation. Ade had previously received support elsewhere following a stroke and he commented that at Fen House he feels very welcome and is really making progress thanks to the “wonderful and supportive” staff team.

After the visit, Service Manager Roxy Rolland said: “It was great to show Lucy Frazer the work we do here at Fen House, and the people we support really appreciated the chance to meet their Member of Parliament.”

Director of BIRT Ann Buckler added: “The visit was an opportunity to talk about our brain injury work across the Trust, including the Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) and our work with offenders. Ms Frazer was really interested in the work that we do and it was a pleasure to spend the morning with her.”

Pictured left to right: Ann Buckler (Director of BIRT), Roxy Rolland (Service Manager, Fen House), Lucy Frazer MP (South East Cambridgeshire).