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.
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
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.
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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