Located in Milton Keynes, Thomas Edward Mitton House is a specialist residential centre that provides continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

What does it do?

Thomas Edward Mitton House works with people who have to cope with a range of cognitive, physical and / or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while developing their lives with privacy, dignity and respect.

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Outcomes and satisfaction ratings

Feedback is very important to us as it enables us to continuously improve our standards of practice. We regularly ask all our stakeholders to offer feedback on their satisfaction with our service. We collect satisfaction questionnaires from service users, family members, funders and commissioners. Complete our satisfaction questionnaires:

We are extremely happy with the care and opportunities offered. Our family member feels relaxed and 'at home'

  • The average length of stay was 20 weeks
  • 100% feel that staff are friendly and helpful
  • 90% feel that they are involved in setting goals and choosing activities
  • 26 people were admitted to TEM House and 17 people were discharged.
  • The average time since injury was three months, reducing length of stay in acute hospitals.
  • 77% of people admitted needed full-time care but only 17% on discharge. On discharge 33% were independent for personal care.
  • 75% of admissions came from residential facilities or nursing home/hospitals. 80% of discharges were living in independent accommodation or in supported living
  • On discharge, 18% of service users were in employment or academia, and 45% were engaged in recreational activities

Facilities and environment

Set in attractive landscaped gardens, Thomas Edward Mitton House offers an outstanding setting for rehabilitation. All service users have their own comfortable en suite bedrooms, complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation.

Rehabilitation takes place in a modern, tranquil and superbly equipped environment, with a special emphasis on assistive technology. Service users enjoy access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities including cooking and computer skills and a dedicated games room.

In addition to the main 16-bed residential centre there are two nearby transitional living units where service users can continue their rehabilitation in a community environment. We also offer three supported houses - permanent homes where residents who have reached their optimum level of independence are able to live with staff support.

Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. Its close proximity to shops and leisure facilities and easy access to the centre of Milton Keynes make Thomas Edward Mitton House ideally situated for social integration and also offers opportunities for education and work placements.