Welcome to Osman House
Located in the pleasant village of Scholes on the outskirts of Leeds, Osman House provides specialist care and support in a small residential environment, for up to 16 individuals with an acquired brain injury (ABI). It 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 also offers a continuing rehabilitation service.
Individuals coming to Osman House are likely have completed an initial programme of rehabilitation, perhaps with the NHS or at another BIRT service or brain injury provider. Our specialist care and support service, and continuing rehabilitation service incorporate an individually tailored programme for all service users. We aim to support service users to maintain rehabilitation goals previously achieved, and use the neurobehavioural approach in our work.
Service user programmes include educational and therapeutic sessions, developing personal, social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, behavioural management, community access and vocational training and support. Service users are actively involved in reviewing their progress against agreed outcomes.
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About Osman House
Who we support
At Osman House, we support people with an acquired brain injury who have already undergone intensive rehabilitation, need specialist care and support in a residential setting and/or have longer-term support needs to maintain their rehabilitation goals and independent living skills in accordance with our general admission criteria. In addition to brain injury, service users may have any of the following conditions:
- Cognitive problems
- Challenging behaviour
- A history of mental health problems
- Require prompting and assistance with self-care
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse but are sufficiently well-controlled to engage in rehabilitation
Wynn, a keen dancer and runner, suffered a stroke at work in 2012. After a hospital stay and a period of rehabilitation at Daniel Yorath House, she was admitted to Osman House in 2015. Upon admission, although her mobility had improved, she still struggled with some everyday activities. Staff used motivational techniques and physical guidance to help her carry out these daily tasks. Wynn’s rehabilitation programme included practical groups to develop her independence, including money management, baking and a regular memory group. With support from staff, she is now able to cook meals for herself. Wynn has also been able to start running again, taking part in a Race for Life event, which has been fantastic for her confidence. Read more about Wynn's story.
Discover more about how our service users progressed between admission and discharge at our services across the country in our full Brain Injury Report 2020-2021.
Osman House is situated in Scholes, approximately seven miles north of Leeds city centre. Accommodation comprises ten en-suite bedrooms and well-appointed communal areas, including a lounge, dual-use kitchen and dining area. There is a private garden, patio and summer house to the rear. The service also incorporates assistive technology opportunities
Scholes has a range of community facilities including shops, a community centre, places of worship, educational facilities, a park, tennis courts and a bowling green. Buses run regularly to Leeds and other neighbouring towns, where there is a wealth of leisure and cultural activities which are incorporated into service users’ community integration programme. These locations also offer opportunities for education and work placements.
Osman House 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.
National Lottery funding for music therapy at Osman House