Information and support for people affected by acquired brain injury
At the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) we understand that head injury and acquired brain injury can affect the whole family. Our services take everyone's needs into account. Here you will find information to help you understand acquired brain injury (ABI) and how it can affect you or your family. To find out whether the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust could provide rehabilitation for your family member or a friend:
It does not matter if the injury was recent or a long time ago, or whether the person has had rehabilitation before.The professional can then contact the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) service direct to determine whether we can provide the appropriate services.
Formal referrals to BIRT services are usually made by professionals because:
Professionals can use our online referral form here. It does not matter if the injury was recent or a long time ago, or whether the person has had rehabilitation before.
Funding rehabilitation at BIRT services
The professional who makes the referral to our service may not be responsible for arranging or authorising the funding. Rehabilitation in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) services can be funded from a combination of the following sources:
We are happy to provide any fee information that might be needed by the professionals involved in the referral or funding.
If your friend or relative is admitted to a BIRT service you are welcome to visit regularly. Our goal is to understand their unique needs and create a programme that will give them the best possible chance of rehabilitation.
The Brain Injury Needs Indicator
The Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) is a free tool we have developed to help identify the deficits of people with a suspected or diagnosed acquired brain injury (ABI). This tool has been developed at the request of the Department of Health for use by social workers and professionals during adult social care assessments.