Situated close to the city of Birmingham, West Heath House is a specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation centre for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
What does it do?
West Heath House specialises in the assessment and rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injury and complex needs such as cognitive, physical and/or emotional difficulties, including physical and verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and dis-inhibited behaviour. Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approachand focuses on enabling service users to function more independently, develop their lives as they choose and participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible
Facilities and environment
Located in a residential suburb of Birmingham, West Heath House offers an outstanding setting. All service users have their own comfortable en suite bedroom with WiFi, complemented by spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation. These include a computer suite, games room and a physiotherapy room. The gardens are designed to provide additional therapeutic value.
Rehabilitation takes place in a modern and well equipped environment, with service users enjoying access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational facilities.
Set in attractive grounds, West Heath House provides accommodation for 24 service users. Within the main centre there are two self-contained flats which allow service users to progress to a greater degree of independence whilst remaining within the building. In addition, there is a community house nearby where service users can consolidate their skills before moving on to a more independent environment.
Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation. With easy access to Birmingham city centre, with its vibrant heritage, entertainment venues, culture and beautiful public space, West Heath House is ideally situated for community integration. Opportunities for education, training and work placements are also available and accessible.