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.

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. 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.

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.

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 three specialist assessment and rehabilitation centres in the Yorkshire and Humber region:

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.

The clinical team

service user smiling in the recreation room at Osman House

Clinical practice is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on a combination of social and behavioural interventions to aid recovery of independence. The emphasis of assessment is on a systematic and structured observation of behaviour and skills in everyday situations and tasks.

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.

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.


Referrals should be made directly to Osman House. We accept referrals from a wide range of agencies including health, social services, medico-legal and other specialist providers. Please include all relevant information about your client such as medical reports and records, as well as an indication of their needs and current situation. If you would like an informal discussion with the Service Manager and / or Consultant in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at Osman House, please contact us on the number above.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) offers a nationwide continuum of services for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) including post-acute hospital-based rehabilitation, assessment and rehabilitation, continuing rehabilitation and community support services. The duration of placements at Osman House varies, depending on the service user's level of need and their potential for rehabilitation.We collect satisfaction questionnaires from service users, family members, funders and commissioners. View our most recent Satisfaction Ratings.

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