Welcome to Fen House

Located in the city of Ely, in the heart of East Anglia, Fen House is a neurorehabilitation centre that offers community-based rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Opened in 2005, it forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

What does it do?

Fen House provides a high quality neurobehavioural assessment and rehabilitation service for people with cognitive, physical and / or emotional symptoms following an acquired brain injury including physical and / or verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and dis-inhibited behaviour.

It also provides a continuing rehabilitation service for those with longer term needs. Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.

At The Disabilities Trust 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.


In 2020/2021, Fen House admitted53 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

  • 64% were male.
  • 37% had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
  • 6% had other forms of ABI (such as hypoxic brain injury, infection and toxic injury), and
  • 57% had a stroke.
  • The average time since injury was two months.

In 2020/2021, Fen House discharged 51 people.

  • The average length of stay was 12 weeks.
  • On discharge:

79% needed only part time or no supervision.

92% moved on to supported or independent living.

76% improved in at least three areas of intervention*

*The areas of intervention are: level of supervision needed, moving to an independent living setting, engaging in employment/leisure activities, abilities, adjustment, and social participation.

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