The information on this page is designed for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI), their families, carers and friends who may be considering Osman House a future rehabilitation and care option. This information will give you an insight into what we do, together with an overview of the care, support and continuing rehabilitation process.
At the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) we aim to guide service users through the entire process of rehabilitation, as well as offering support, education and continuing help to their families, carers and friends. We actively promote the involvement of families in the rehabilitation process, and home leave is encouraged wherever possible.
If you would like to find out more, we have a wide range of literature available which provides helpful information to those experiencing the physical and emotional trauma of brain injury, as well as support and guidance for their families, friends and loved ones.
The Disabilities Trust is committed to developing person centred plans to maximise service users' independence and encourage them to attain their full potential.Osman House offers family services to provide education and emotional support, both individually and within a group setting. BIRT also have a wide range of family information and resources available.
As part of our specialist care, support and continuing rehabilitation service users will have an individually tailored treatment programme. This will 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.
The length of a residential placement will vary 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.Osman House is staffed by a team of qualified rehabilitation support workers, overseen by a full-time service manager, a deputy manager and an assistant psychologist. The service is supported by the clinical team at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's (BIRT) nearby assessment and rehabilitation service, Daniel Yorath House.
Our Clinical Team
Throughout BIRT's services, 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.
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. We collect satisfaction questionnaires from service users, family members, funders and commissioners. View our most recent Satisfaction Ratings.
Advice and support
If you would like advice and support about an aspect of living with brain injury, you may wish to contact Headway. Headway’s Freephone Helpline 0808 800 2244 is run by a team of trained nurses and non-clinical staff. They have a network of support groups across the country, for people with brain injury and their families and carers.
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