Achieving life goals

Everyone we support develops a person-centred support plan which builds on their personal needs and strengths, and embraces their lifestyle choices. This involves setting person-centred short and longer term life goals and aspirations, and includes input from family members and professional stakeholders.

Supporting Independence

We use planning tools to help our service users identify 'circles of support', such as:

  • the network of people known by them including friends, relatives and others in their life
  • care partners eg social worker, advocate, transport services, GP, District Nurse,
  • community connections such as local chemist, hairdresser, chiropodist, dentist, etc.

These support networks are incorporated within the person-centred plan, and service users are supported to develop and maximise their social, domestic and interpersonal skills.

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We support individuals to participate in a wide range of daily living activities, including:

  • Shopping
  • Managing medication
  • Managing bills and money
  • Cooking and healthy eating
  • Personal care and well-being
  • Maintaining their tenancy and home
  • Accessing employment, sports and social activities

We have a wide range of literature available which provides helpful information to individuals experiencing the physical and emotional trauma of brain injury, as well as support and guidance for their families, friends and loved ones. BIRT offers a nationwide continuum of services for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). This includes post-acute hospital-based rehabilitation, assessment and rehabilitation, continuing rehabilitation and community support services.