The Disabilities Trust offers community support and enablement services for people with acquired brain injury who may also have a physical or sensory disability.
Our accommodation based services offer people the chance to live in the community but with all the support they need up to 24 hours a day.
Home support is also widely available across the country to support people living in their own homes. We can set up home support virtually anywhere in response to need.
The goal of community services is to make sure that progress made during residential rehabilitation is continued once someone returns to living in the community. Each person will be supported to develop a person centred support plan which embraces their lifestyle choices whilst ensuring their individual support needs are met.
Before someone is offered either a supported housing scheme or home support, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) will make an assessment visit. We also liaise closely with social services and other relevant agencies to make sure the service offered meets a service user's individual needs.
Home support and enablement
We provide support to people living in their own homes, with services tailored to meet individual circumstances.
The amount of support provided can vary from a few hours a week to up to 24 hours a day.
We currently deliver home support to over 40 people with acquired brain injury. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) can offer home support to people anywhere in England and Wales, including new services in response to local and individual need.
Achieving Life Goals
To meet the unique needs of each person with an acquired brain injury, we establish a rehabilitation programme tailored specifically to their needs.
We provide an individually tailored, holistic programme of rehabilitation and support, setting person centred short and long term objectives towards achieving life goals and aspirations.
Home support is designed with the service user, enabling them to participate in a wide range of activities, including activities of daily living, maintaining their tenancy and home, paid or voluntary employment, vocational education and training, and leisure pursuits.
Our Clinical Neuropsychologist oversees service user programmes and guidelines, liaising with health, adult and community services as appropriate