The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is pleased to announce it is now offering new additional services for people with brain injury, extending its provision and facilities at Osman House, in Scholes, near Leeds.

Osman House, which opened in 2012, offers continuing rehabilitation and / or personal care and support for individuals with brain injury, with longer term needs, who continue to need to be placed within a neurobehavioural environment. In response to demand from local health and social care organisations and families of people with brain injury. We have extended and developed our service at Osman House with seven extra beds, new facilities and access to a wider range of clinical expertise.

The range of clinical input has been extended at Osman House and, in addition to the existing psychology team, service users now have access to a full multi-disciplinary team.

What is Osman House?

Osman House is designed to smooth the transition between brain injury rehabilitation at a main Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre or similar environment and a move into the community. It provides specialist care and support in a smaller residential environment for adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI). It also offers a continuing rehabilitation service. Osman House aims to provide cost effective placements, still enabling individuals to access higher levels of support from a specialist provider.

Neurobehavioral approach to rehabilitation

Men and women coming to Osman House are likely have completed an initial programme of rehabilitation, perhaps with the NHS or at another BIRT service or brain injury provider. Our specialist care and support service, and continuing rehabilitation service incorporate an individually tailored programme for all service users. We aim to support service users to maintain rehabilitation goals previously achieved, and use the neurobehavioural approach in our work.

service user and support worker standing in the recreation room at Osman House

Service users' programmes include educational and therapeutic sessions, personal, social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, behavioural management, community access and vocational training and support. Service users are actively involved in reviewing their progress against agreed outcomes.

Our Outcome Measurement System enables us to measure service users' progress and acts as a valuable tool for individual goal setting during the rehabilitation programme and informs the ongoing care pathway.

Facilities & Envionment

Osman House is situated in Scholes, a sought-after residential village located approximately seven miles north of Leeds city centre off the A64 Leeds to York road. Buses run regularly from Scholes to neighbouring towns and Leeds, from where there are excellent rail and bus / coach links to the rest of the UK.

Osman House will offer attractive and accessible accommodation for specialist care and support and for continuing rehabilitation. Accommodation comprises ten en suite bedrooms, complemented by well-appointed communal areas, including a lounge, dual-use kitchen and dining area.

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There is a pleasant private garden to the rear with a patio area and summer house. The service also incorporates assistive technology opportunities. Scholes has a range of community facilities including shops, community centre, educational facilities, park, places of worship, a bowling green and tennis courts, all situated within walking distance of Station Road.

In nearby Crossgates and Leeds City Centre, both easily accessed by public transport, there is a wealth of leisure and cultural activities which can be enjoyed by service users, and which will be incorporated into their community integration programme. These locations also offer opportunities for education and work placements.