Welcome to Tŷ Aberdafen, The BIRT Centre for Wales

Situated in Llanelli, Tŷ Aberdafen has 24 beds and 18 of those have en-suite rooms in the main centre. The Centre also contains two independent living flats and four fully furnished self contained apartments. The Centre forms a part of the UK-wide network of services provided by national charity the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

The BIRT Centre for Wales offers flexible options of specialist care and support for people with acquired brain injury and complex needs.

All options include:

  • High quality service and excellence in care guaranteed
  • Specialist team trained in brain injury rehabilitation
  • New and modern environment
  • Full range of activities through the week, led by our Activities Coordinator and Occupational Therapist
  • Clinical overview from Consultant Neuropsychologist
  • Activities Handbook to take home.

Support options are:

  • Day care and support
  • Getting ready for home
  • Longer term care and support
  • Independent living options.

Individuals may have severe cognitive, physical and / or emotional problems which could include:

  • Verbal and physical aggression
  • Impaired social functioning
  • Disinhibited behaviour
  • Neuropsychiatric symptoms

It is our goal to enable service users to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community.


In 2020/2021, Ty Aberdafen admitted three individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

  • These individuals were all male.
  • The average time since injury was 21 months.

In 2020/2021, Ty Aberdafen discharged two people.

  • The average length of stay was 77 weeks.
  • On discharge:

Both individuals showed significant improvements in the level of supervision required.

Both moved on to supported or independent living.

*The areas of intervention are: level of supervision needed, moving to an independent living setting, engaging in employment/leisure activities, abilities, adjustment, and social participation.

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Latest news

18 October
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The Slow Road to change – using innovation, research and influencing to improve support for survivors with a brain injury’

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our Director of Communications and the Foundation, Vivienne Francis has written a blog on the power of research, innovation and collaboration to provide new ways to improve support for those who have experienced domestic abuse.

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23 September
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Eastfields extension opening event

We celebrated the opening of our extension at Eastfields, our care home service in Glasgow. Eastfields opened in 2015 and is a registered Care Home for Adults delivering a health and social care model of support to individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury.

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08 September
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CEO, Irene Sobowale comments on the Governments plan for social care reform

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, we welcome this long awaited step to address the fragile social care system, with a commitment to increase funding and cap costs, however, there remain some critical challenges which all of yesterday’s noise will do nothing to address. Our CEO, Irene Sobowale, urges the Government to also tackle the immediate broader challenges faced by the sector.

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