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

17 June
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A long term approach to brain injury rehabilitation

Everyone with a brain injury has the right to rehabilitation tailored to their needs, says Sara Hazzard. She is the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and co-chair of the Community Rehabilitation Alliance.

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15 June
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Supporting Lewis to meet his rehabilitation goals

Using different therapies, our teams of specialists help people like Lewis come to terms with what has happened to them and adjust to the life-changing difficulties caused by brain injuries.

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14 June
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“I’m more confident in myself than when I first went to Daniel Yorath House.”

As part of the #ThroughOurEyes campaign, Lydia talks about how our support services gave her back her independence.

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