Welcome to 1101 Bristol Road

Located in Birmingham, 1101 Bristol Road is a specialist residential centre that provides continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for up to eight people with an acquired brain injury.

We work with people who have to cope with a range of cognitive, physical and/or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while developing their lives with privacy, dignity and respect.

All service users have an individually tailored rehabilitation programme and are involved in setting their personal goals. The programme may include educational and therapeutic sessions and support, personal, social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, behavioural management, community access and vocational support/training. Service users are actively involved in reviewing their progress against agreed outcomes.

The duration of a placement varies depending on an individual's needs. Some service users move home or on to live in a more independent, less supported environment in the community

About 1101 Bristol Road

Who we support

In addition to our general admission criteria many service users are admitted to our neurobehavioural centres directly from NHS hospitals and, after a period of rehabilitation, are discharged home or to more independent living environment, sometimes with part time support.

Our brain injury rehabilitation services are for people who experience some / any of the following symptoms:

  • Cognitive problems including thinking, memory, problem solving, learning, awareness and perception
  • Physical impairments that affect mobility, posture or dexterity
  • Physical and verbal aggression
  • Communication difficulties
  • Challenging behaviour

Michael’s story

When he was 12 years old, Michael sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was hit by a car whilst cycling. He received rehabilitation and care at several different placements, but his impulsivity and challenging behaviour prevented practical recovery. When he transferred to 1101 Bristol Road, Michael made significant progress in engaging with his rehabilitation programme. Now in his twenties, Michael has much more control over his impulsivity and destructive behaviours, is practising walking, and is able to cook a healthy meal from scratch with support from staff. He is taking steps towards his ultimate goal of living independently with care. Read more about Michael’s story.

Discover more about how our service users progressed between admission and discharge at our services across the country in our Brain Injury Report 2020-2021.


Situated within the Bournville Village Trust Estate, 1101 Bristol Road offers attractive and accessible accommodation for eight service users, comprising seven en suite bedrooms, complemented by spacious communal areas. There is also a separate flat where individuals can be supported towards independent living in the community.

Service users enjoy access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities including a rehabilitation kitchen, a large garden and an activity room which offers a range of arts and crafts and use of computers. With its close proximity to leisure facilities and easy access to Birmingham city centre, 1101 Bristol Road is ideally situated for social integration and offers opportunities for education and work placements.

Moving on

After a period of rehabilitation at 1101 Bristol Road, some individuals may move on to supported living in the community. BIRT offers a supported living scheme in Birmingham which enables individuals to live in the community, but with all the support they need for up to 24 hours a day. We support individuals to develop their own person-centred support plan embracing their lifestyle choices and including input from family members and professionals involved in their care.

Contact Details

Phone: 0121 478 1847

Email: bristol.road@thedtgroup.org

Latest news

Sell-out success for Birmingham seminar

Bristol Road and West Heath House presented a free educational seminar: ‘Finding neuro: exploring hidden disability’. which was hugely popular and sold out in advance, with over 60 delegates attending.
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‘Day to make a difference’ at Bristol Road

A team of staff from Lloyds Bank visited 1101 Bristol Road to take on some gardening and decorating tasks whilst the staff and residents kept them supplied with drinks and cake during the day.
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Free seminar presented by 1101 Bristol Road and West Heath House

BIRT's West Heath House and Bristol Road are presenting a free seminar called ‘Finding neuro: exploring hidden disability’, which will be held on Friday 14th July.
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Birmingham based brain injury services to jointly host free seminar

Birmingham based services 1101 Bristol Road and West Heath House are to host a free seminar called 'Finding neuro - exploring hidden disability’, aimed at health and social care professionals working in the field of brain injury.
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1101 Bristol Road,
Selly Oak,
B29 6LX
0121 478 1847
0121 477 5463