Find out how we support people at Tŷ Aberdafen to live independent lives.

James' story

James suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequent hypoxic brain injury. James was referred to Tŷ Aberdafen from the acute rehabilitation ward of a local community hospital. James is now settled at Tŷ Aberdafen where the team are continuing to work with him to work towards greater independence.

Read James' story.

Amir's story

Amir* was admitted to Tŷ Aberdafen for a short period of rehabilitation in May 2015. The longer term goal was for him to live in a non-specialist residential facility close to his family in Wales, however Amir’s aggressive behaviour around personal care meant many residential care homes felt unable to provide appropriate care and support. Read Amir's story.

Tom's story

Tom was admitted to Tŷ Aberdafen in 2015 from a general hospital for a period of intensive neurorehabilitation.

On admission the team at Tŷ Aberdafen assessed Tom and set rehabilitation goals through which he was able to spend time at home with his family on Christmas Day to see his children open gifts. Read Tom's story.

Matthew's story

Matthew was admitted in April 2014 after sustaining a brain injury in a motorbike accident. The team designed a multi-discipline rehabilitation programme to address these issues. He continues to work with the team towards his longer-term goal of being able to live independently with regular access to family and a fulfilling social life. Read Matthew's story.

Gareth's story

In 2012 Gareth had a cardiac arrest and subsequent hypoxic brain injury. After spending time in a handful of hospitals, Gareth moved to Tý Aberdafen in February 2015 where he has learnt to cope better with his problems and has been supported to get involved in some of his previous passions.

Read Gareth's story.

Matthew's story (music therapy)

Over the last year Matthew has been having music therapy provided by Nordoff Robbins as part of his ongoing multi-discipline rehabilitation.

Music therapy has supported Matthew in his social, physical, cognitive and communication goals, as well as helped him to be present and self aware.

Read Matthew's story.

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