Who is it for?
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)'s neurobehavioural centres are for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and complex needs. In addition to our General Admission Criteria many service users are admitted to our neurobehavioural centres directly from NHS hospitals. They are discharged home or to a more independent living environment after a period of intensive rehabilitation. Sometimes this includes part time support.
What do we offer?
We use a neurobehavioural approach to deliver in-depth assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning from admission. This is carried out by our in-house interdisciplinary teams.
Assessment includes: cognitive skills, the nature and frequency of any challenging behaviour and the service user's ability to engage with the community and complete functional daily tasks. Rehabilitation planning is focused on behaviour, cognition and mobility needs. Goal planning is carried out with the service user and their family or carers.
Our brain injury rehabilitation involves an individually tailored treatment programme that includes learning and therapeutic sessions, personal social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, access to community activities, behavioural management and vocational training and support.
We hold regular review meetings where families, funders and other involved parties can join our clinical team to discuss progress and agree next steps. Our outcome measurement system enables us to measure service users' progress. This is also a valuable tool for individual goal setting during the rehabilitation programme and informs the ongoing care pathway.
Our neurobehavioural centres’ expert inter-disciplinary teams comprise a consultant in clinical psychology / neuropsychology, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a speech and language therapist, and a team of rehabilitation support workers with specialist brain injury training.
There is opportunity for a variety of activities and outings.
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