After Nigel was found unconscious, it was discovered had sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) and he spent many months in hospital with severe cognitive and behavioural problems. After spending some time at our York House service, where staff worked with Nigel to follow our neurorehabilitation model, he moved into Daniel Yorath House where he was able to further develop independent living skills.
During Nigel's stay, a three-month placement in our Transitional Living Unit (TLU) was agreed to ensure consistency and consolidation of his skills and abilities. Staff worked with Nigel on helping him to control aggressive behaviour and develop his independence, which had been a barrier to independent living in the community.
During Nigel's trial in the TLU, his mood was stable and he engaged in activities, continuing to work on everyday tasks, increasing community access including going to the driving range with a small group of other people currently in the service and swimming on a fortnightly basis.
Following the success of his stay at Daniel Yorath House, Nigel was discharged to one of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's (BIRT) Community Supported House in Kippax.
Nigel's pathway through our continuum of care has resulted in cost savings and demonstrates how specialist rehabilitation and care over time benefits the individual in many ways.