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

20 October
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Understanding the connection between brain injury and homelessness

The high prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) within the homeless community has been established in a number of studies. This includes The Disabilities Trust’s own work, finding brain injury could affect almost half (48%) of homeless people and may contribute to the risk of people becoming homeless in the first place. Policy officer Thea Arch explores why this concerning relationship exists and what can be done to address it.

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22 July
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The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 Statutory Guidance: The Disabilities Trust Response

We are pleased to see that non-fatal strangulation has been recognised as a new offence in the government response to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. However, we feel this guidance could have further committed to a number of measures.

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