Welcome to Daniel Yorath House

Daniel Yorath House specialises in the assessment and rehabilitation of people with an acquired brain injury and complex needs such as cognitive, physical and/or emotional difficulties, including physical and verbal aggression, impaired social functioning and disinhibited behaviour.

Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently, develop their lives as they choose and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.

At the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) we aim to guide service users through the entire process of rehabilitation, as well as offering support, education and continuing help to their families, carers and friends. All service users have an individually tailored rehabilitation programme and are involved in setting their personal goals. The programme may include educational and therapeutic sessions and support, personal, social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, behavioural management, community access and vocational support/training. Service users are actively involved in reviewing their progress against agreed outcomes. We actively promote the involvement of families in the rehabilitation process, and home leave is encouraged wherever possible.

About Daniel Yorath House

Who we support

Our brain injury rehabilitation services are for people who experience some / any of the following symptoms:

  • Cognitive problems including thinking, memory, problem solving, learning, awareness and perception
  • Physical impairments that affect mobility, posture or dexterity
  • Physical and verbal aggression
  • Communication difficulties
  • Challenging behaviour


In 2017, Daniel Yorath House admitted 23 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).

  • 61% were male.
  • 57% had sustained a traumatic brain injury, 30% had other forms of ABI (such as hypoxic brain injury) and 13% had had a stroke.
  • The average time since injury was 7 months.

18 people were discharged, with an average stay of 8 months. On discharge:

  • 56% needed only part time or no supervision.
  • 78% moved on to supported or independent living.


Situated in attractive landscaped grounds in Garforth, approximately 7 miles East of Leeds city centre, Daniel Yorath House offers an outstanding setting for rehabilitation. We provide accommodation for 23 service users, in addition to the main 19-bed residential centre there are two nearby community houses where service users can consolidate their skills before moving onto a more independent environment. Access to the wider community forms an important part of rehabilitation, and Daniel Yorath House’s close proximity to shops and leisure facilities and easy access to Leeds and Wakefield make it ideally situated for community integration. These locations also offer opportunities for education, training and work placements.

Moving on

Nearby Osman House in Scholes is designed to smooth the transition between brain injury rehabilitation at a main Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre or similar environment and a move into the community. It provides specialist care and support in a smaller residential environment for adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI). It also offers a continuing rehabilitation service. We also run supported living schemes in the Leeds area including nearby Garforth and Kippax. In 2017, of 18 people discharged from Daniel Yorath House, 78% moved on to supported or independent living.

Latest News

Headway Accreditation for Daniel Yorath House

Daniel Yorath House, our residential brain injury service in Leeds, has been awarded accreditation by Headway’s approved care provider scheme.

Daniel Yorath House awarded £10k for music therapy from National Lottery Community Fund

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Yorath House has been awarded a £10,000 grant to fund music therapy sessions at the service thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and National Lottery players.

BIRT Clinical Psychologist appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hull

Dr Dane Rowley, Clinical Psychologist at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) service, Daniel Yorath House in Leeds, has been made Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hull.

Daniel Yorath House is rated as 'Good' again by CQC

In a recent unannounced inspection, inspectors again awarded a standard of ‘Good’ to all aspects under review which assess whether the service is Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.
1 Shaw Lane,
LS25 2HA
01132 873871
01132 873278