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Thomas Edward Mitton House is a neurobehavioural centre for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and complex needs run by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). In addition to our General Admission Criteria many service users are admitted to our neurobehavioural centres directly from NHS hospitals and, after a period of intensive rehabilitation, are discharged home or to more independent living environment, sometimes with part time support.
The neurobehavioural assessment
At the end of the assessment period, a meeting is held at which family, funders and other involved parties join the team to discuss the results. This enables the team to identify any barriers to recovery and link these with a course of rehabilitation and support, while also taking into account the aspirations of the service user and family members.
If a formal course of rehabilitation is recommended, the service user begins an individualised treatment programme. This includes learning and therapeutic sessions, personal, social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, community access, behavioural management and vocational training and support. Service users are actively involved in reviewing their progress against pre-agreed outcomes. The average 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 supported environment in the community.
The clinical team at Thomas Edward Mitton House comprises professionals from a wide range of disciplines, all of whom are recognised in their field as having special expertise in the management of acquired brain injury (ABI). The team is led by a consultant in neuropsychology and rehabilitation and includes clinical psychologists, a speech and language therapist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation support workers.
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 the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's (BIRT) 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.
In 2019/2020, Thomas Edward Mitton House admitted 59 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).
49% were male.
68% had a stroke, 24% had sustained a traumatic brain injury and 8% had other forms of ABI.
Thomas Edward Mitton House discharged 54 people. The average length of stay was 2 months. On discharge:
81% needed only part time or no supervision.
63% moved on to supported or independent living.
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