Situated in Cullompton, Devon, The Woodmill is a neurobehavioural brain injury rehabilitation centre for people in the South West of England with acquired brain injury (ABI). Offering a range of flexible brain injury rehabilitation options within its specialist centre and in the local community, The Woodmill forms part of the nationwide network of brain injury rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust(BIRT).

What does The Woodmill do?

We specialise in the assessment and rehabilitation of people with an acquired brain injury and complex needs including physical, cognitive, behavioural and/or emotional difficulties, such as social functioning and disinhibited behaviour. It also provides a continuing brain injury rehabilitation service for people with longer term needs. Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently, develop their lives as they choose and participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.

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Outcomes and satisfaction ratings

At The Woodmill we understand the importance of feedback, as it enables us to continuously improve our standards of practice. We regularly ask all our stakeholders to give feedback on their satisfaction with our service. We collect satisfaction questionnaires from service users, family members, funders and commissioners. Complete our satisfaction questionnaires:

In 2016

Personal carers are excellent and really go the extra mile.

  • The average length of stay was 50 weeks
  • The average time since injury was seven months
  • 80% feel safe and secure in the service at all times
  • There were seven admissions to The Woodmill and ten discharges
  • On discharge 30% went onto further rehab and 10% onto supported living
  • 100% feel that staff communicate with them in a way they can understand
  • On discharge, 100% of service users were engaged in recreational activities
  • 100% admissions needed full-time care. On discharge 10% needed only part time supervision.
  • 100% of admissions came from a behavioural disorders unit, residential facilities or nursing home/hospitals.

Facilities and environment

Set in a beautiful rural location in the heart of the West Country, The Woodmill offers an exceptional setting for rehabilitation. All service users have their own comfortable en-suite bedrooms, complemented by pleasant and well appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation, a courtyard and attractive landscaped gardens. Rehabilitation takes place in a tranquil and supportive setting with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities.

The Woodmill offers accommodation for up to 19 service users in the main centre, which includes an independent living flat. In addition, there are two community houses and a bungalow nearby which offer transitional or longer term rehabilitation option for a further eight service users.

Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Its location in the busy country town of Cullompton, make The Woodmill well situated for community integration. Opportunities for education, training and work placements are available and accessible. The Woodmill is close to the M5 and rail links, enabling service users to enjoy the best of Devon and Somerset.