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Redford Court, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre in Liverpool, welcomed Stephen Twigg, Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby on Friday 20th January.

The specialist neurorehabilitation delivered by Redford Court’s expert team helps people to relearn lost skills following a brain injury, with a view to helping them live as independently as possible. The centre offers a range of accommodation to suit the needs of people at different stages of their recovery and can also provide outreach support in people’s homes.

Mr Twigg met Andrew (pictured, right), who lives in an self-contained flat at Redford Court. Andrew showed Mr Twigg his weekly planner, which helps him to organise his time and remember what he will be doing during the week. Mr Twigg also met Dan, who featured in last year’s Louis Theroux documentary for BBC Two ‘A Different Brain’. Dan and Mr Twigg chatted about their experiences living in London and Liverpool, and Dan showed Mr Twigg photos of his family.

The visit was led by Michael Boardman, Service User and Family Liaison Officer at Redford Court, and Sarah Rufrancos, Policy and Campaigns Manager for The Disabilities Trust, BIRT’s parent charity.

Michael Boardman commented: “We are grateful to Stephen Twigg for taking the time to visit and see what we do at Redford Court. We have been working hard to engage with politicians locally and hope that this is the start of a long relationship.

Stephen Twigg MP said “I found my visit to Redford Court fascinating and really enjoyed meeting the people who live and work there. Brain injury affects not just the person with the injury but their family and wider community, so it is important to support centres like Redford Court.”