All Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) services are suitable for adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and complex needs. All individuals are medically stable before admission to our services.

All our service users have an acquired brain injury, which may have been caused by:

  • Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Traumatic injury (e.g. RTA)
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Infection, such as encephalitis

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

Some service users have other conditions, for example a history of mental health issues, substance misuse (drugs, alcohol), epilepsy, or diabetes. These are addressed in assessment and rehabilitation, with support from external agencies where appropriate.

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