Welcome to Daniel Yorath House

Situated close to the city of Leeds, Daniel Yorath House (DYH) is a specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation centre for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Opened in 1992, DYH was one of the first assessment and rehabilitation centres for brain injury in the UK and offers a range of flexible rehabilitation options within a modern and comfortable environment. Daniel Yorath House forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

About Daniel Yorath House

Daniel Yorath House specialises in the assessment and rehabilitationof people with an acquired brain injury and complex needs such as cognitive, physical and/or emotional difficulties, including physical and verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and disinhibited behaviour.

Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approachand focuses on enabling service users to function more independently, develop their lives as they choose and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.

At the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) we aim to guide service users through the entire process of rehabilitation, as well as offering support, education and continuing help to their families, carers and friends.

We actively promote the involvement of families in the rehabilitation process, and home leave is encouraged wherever possible.


In 2017, Daniel Yorath House admitted 23 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

  • 61% were male.
  • 57% had sustained a traumatic brain injury, 30% had other forms of ABI (such as hypoxic brain injury, neoplasm and infection) and 13% had stroke.
  • The average time since injury was 7 months.

Daniel Yorath House discharged 18 people. The average length of stay was 8 months. On discharge:

  • 56% needed only part time or no supervision.
  • 78% moved on to supported or independent living.

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14 November
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BIRT Clinical Psychologist appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hull

Dr Dane Rowley, Clinical Psychologist at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) service, Daniel Yorath House in Leeds, has been made Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hull.

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