Located in Aylesbury, Kent House is a specialist residential centre providing continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).
What does it do?
Kent House works with people from all walks of life who are coping with a range of cognitive, physical and / or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Service users at Kent House will normally have already experienced a period of intensive rehabilitation before coming to us. Clinical care is based on the neurobehavioural model and focuses on enabling people to function independently and develop their lives as they choose with privacy, dignity and respect.
Our philosophy is that all people with acquired brain injury have the potential to make progress, no matter how severe their injury or how long ago it occurred.
Facilities and environment
Opened in 1994, Kent House offers a modern and superbly equipped setting for rehabilitation. Set in attractive landscaped grounds, it provides specialist support for 21 service users, including those aged over 65.
Accommodation comprises 16 single bedsitting rooms, each with their own bathroom and kitchen, a single-person supported living flat and four bungalows, each with bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. In addition to the main unit there is a three-bedroom supported house, Harvey Road, located just a short walk away.
All service users at Kent House have their own bedrooms which they are invited to personalise to their own tastes. Individual accommodation is complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation. Rehabilitation takes place in a tranquil and supportive environment, with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational facilities including brain injury awareness, social skills, memory training, cookery, music, information technology, flower arranging and gardening.
Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Located in the busy county town of Aylesbury, Kent House is ideally situated for social integration, and also offers many opportunities for education and vocational placements. Service users enjoy easy access to the town's shops and make extensive use of local leisure facilities, including the nearby Stoke Mandeville sports stadium.