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Local MP Louise Ellman was welcomed to Redford Court recently (Friday 8th July) to spend the morning with staff and residents discussing brain injury. Redford Court, which featured in BBC Two’s “Louis Theroux: A Different Brain” in May, is part of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s (BIRT's) 15-strong network of brain injury centres and hospitals in Wales, Scotland and England.

Mrs Ellman heard how the multidisciplinary team of staff provide intensive and specialist neurorehabilitation to help people regain lost skills following a brain injury. The complex effects of brain injury can include physical changes, memory loss and emotional and behavioural problems, as well as impacting on family life.

During her visit Mrs Ellman met Nadia (pictured, in red) and presented her with a certificate from The Prince’s Trust. Nadia spoke about the support she was given by Redford Court staff to access the scheme, including going on a residential trip, and the confidence and skills she has developed as a result.

Speaking after the visit, Service Manager Barry Price said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Mrs Ellman to Redford Court. We hope to continue to work closely with politicians to ensure that people from Liverpool and the surrounding areas are able to benefit from our expert rehabilitation close to home.”