The information on this page is designed for health and social care professionals including GPs, clinicians, commissioners, solicitors, social workers, care and case managers. Osman House offers specialist care and support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) in a residential environment. It also offers a continuing rehabilitation service.

In addition to brain injury, service users may have any of the following conditions:

  • Cognitive problems
  • Challenging behaviour
  • A history of mental health problems
  • Require prompting and assistance with self-care.
  • A history of drug or alcohol abuse but are sufficiently well-controlled to engage in rehabilitation.


On-going care and support is provided by a team of rehabilitation support workers with specialist brain injury training. For further information or to make a referral please fill in our secure online referral form.

Whilst service users will be medically stable, this does not preclude diabetes or epilepsy or other condition that can normally be managed outside of a hospital. Service users may be unlikely to have the potential to return to work, but may succeed in a work placement / voluntary capacity. Before a service user is admitted to Osman House, they may have undergone a neurobehavioural assessment and intensive assessment at another BIRT service. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) has two specialist assessment and rehabilitation centres in the Yorkshire region:

service user smiling in the recreation room at Osman House

Service users may also be admitted following assessment and / or rehabilitation by another health or social care provider or directly from hospital or residential care. Referrals must be made directly to the line manager.

Who is it for?

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) continuing rehabilitation centres are for people with an acquired brain injury (abi) who have already undergone intensive rehabilitation, need specialist care and support in a residential setting and / or have longer term support needs to maintain their rehabilitation goals and independent living skills in accordance with our general admission criteria.

What do we offer?

Working to the same high standards as other BIRT services and using the neurobehavioural approach, our continuing rehabilitation services focus on maximising independence. Clinical input from the interdisciplinary team is provided at a lower level than that provided in our intensive rehabilitation services, and this is reflected in the fees.

Clinical governance is promoted through BIRT's Clinical Executive, a national forum comprising consultants in neuropsychology and rehabilitation from across BIRT's services. Led by Dr Sue Copstick, the Clinical Executive is committed to promoting clinical governance, training and research, as well as developing and reviewing clinical policies and procedures.

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.

All service users have an individually tailored treatment programme and are involved in setting their personal goals. The programme includes 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.

The length of a residential placement varies depending on an individual's needs, with many of our service users moving on to live in a more independent, less supported environment in the community. Continuing rehabilitation can be delivered in our main centres or in smaller community houses located nearby. Clinical input can include clinical psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) offers a nationwide continuum of services for people with acquired brain injury including post-acute hospital-based rehabilitation, assessment and rehabilitation, continuing rehabilitation and community support services. The length of placements at Osman House varies, depending on the service user's level of need.