What is 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).
What does it do?
Daniel Yorath House specialises in the assessment and rehabilitation of 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.
During 2017, 23 people with brain injury were admitted to Daniel Yorath House and 20 were discharged.
Of those admitted in 2017 the average time since injury was 22 months, and the average length of stay was 30 weeks.*
Of those discharged in 2017, 79% were discharged to supported living and 21% were discharged to live independently.
*3 longer term service users are excluded from this statistic.
Facilities & environment
Daniel Yorath House offers an outstanding setting for rehabilitation. All service users have their own comfortable en-suite bedrooms, complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation. Rehabilitation takes place in a modern, tranquil and superbly equipped environment, with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational facilities.
Set in attractive landscaped grounds, Daniel Yorath House provides accommodation for 23 service users. In addition to the main 19-bed residential centre there are two nearby community houses nearby where service users can continue with their rehabilitation gains (transitional support unit) and consolidate their skills (transitional living unit) before moving on to a more independent environment.
Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Its close proximity to shops and leisure facilities and easy access to Leeds and Wakefield make Daniel Yorath House ideally situated for community integration and also offers opportunities for education, training and work placements are also available and accessible.