Referrals

Referrals should be made directly to The Maples. We accept referrals from a wide range of agencies including health, social services, medico-legal and other specialist providers.

Our referral service is free, transparent, available nationally and expert-led - we support you through the referral process every step of the way. BIRT provides a wide range of assessment and rehabilitation services to meet the needs of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It does not matter if the injury was recent or a long time ago, or whether the person has had rehabilitation before.

  1. Complete and submit our secure online referral form to refer someone for brain injury rehabilitation at one of our centres. Click 'submit' to send the information securely to our central referrals desk in Wakefield.
  2. The most suitable service will then be discussed with you
  3. Send us relevant information about the person you are referring, such as medical reports, records, an indication of their needs and current situation.
  4. We will contact you to arrange a pre-admission assessment with the person you are referring, to help understand whether our centres are suitable for their needs
  5. If we feel we cannot provide suitable service for the person you wish to refer, we will give you details of other relevant organisations that could help you
  6. Following the assessment you will receive a report with recommendations for service provision and associated costs
  7. We will also host a visit to the service of your choice so that your client, patient, or loved one can view the facilities and environment, meet the team responsible for service delivery and other service users
  8. Once funding has been agreed we will arrange admission to an appropriate centre. The arrangements will meet the needs of the person you are referring as well as their family and / or carers

Where we are

The home is within easy reach of the M4. The local town of Reading provides frequent rail links to London and the rest of the UK and there is a local bus service a short walk away from the centre. The Maples has its own transport facilities, which are available for the use of residents. We also have four community-based houses within the local areas: two in nearby Sonning Common, one in Caversham and one in Maidenhead, each housing up to three adults on the autistic spectrum.

Address:The Maples, Tokers Green , Reading, RG4 9EY

Phone:01189 071 982

Email:themaples@thedtgroup.org