Service User Hannah playing with the Soundbeamz at the ConnectAbility Hub

New ConnectAbility Hub opening soon

26 September 2017

We are delighted to be opening our new ConnectAbility Hub in October, at Shinewater Court in Eastbourne, Sussex. This exciting new resource will be free for disabled people to visit and trial the latest in assistive and communications technology.

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Staff and service users in the dining area at Graham Anderson House

Heartfelt letter to Graham Anderson House

15 September 2017

The parents of service user Jennifer have thanked the Glasgow-based team for their help in the rehabilitation of their daughter following a traumatic brain injury.

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Great North Run victory

15 September 2017

Congratulations to all the runners who were raising money for The Disabilities Trust in the Great North Run. Read more to find out how you can raise money for us.

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BIRT wins Grant Award from the Ministry of Justice

11 September 2017

BIRT's Forensic Brain Injury In Reach Service has been awarded over £200,000 to deliver its Brain Injury Linkworker Service to prisons located across England and Wales.

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Chief Executive, Irene Sobowale, cutting a cake with service user at The Woodmill

The Woodmill, holds ‘Outstanding Summer Celebration’ following top CQC rating

04 September 2017

Staff and service users at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre, The Woodmill, held their Summer Family Fun Day . They were also celebrating because the Woodmill received an ‘outstanding’ rating by care watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Cisco volunteers help out at Heathermount school

Cisco volunteers for Heathermount School

24 August 2017

A team from Cisco Systems Limited recently volunteered to carry out a decorating project at Heathermount, painting the Wing area which will now become an open office for therapists to work in and an art therapy room

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Volunteers from Enable pose after tidying up the gardens at York House

Enabling a new sensory garden at York House

23 August 2017

On 10th August, York House service users and staff welcomed volunteers and mentors from the charity Enable into their garden in order to turn an area of grass into a sensory garden everyone could enjoy.

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service users enjoy various activities at Shinewater Court

All the fun of the Circus

23 August 2017

Service users from Shinewater Court, in Eastbourne, have been enjoying day trips to the Circus; visiting the local marina and partying at their annual Summer Disco.

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BIRT outcome measure published in peer-reviewed journal

16 August 2017

Increasing a person’s independence and ability to participate in meaningful activities are key aims of neurorehabilitation, as greater participation is associated with better quality of life and general wellbeing.

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Support worker, Nick Fensome, holding his staff award

York House celebrates Excellence in Care award winners

15 August 2017

Staff at York House have been awarded the Cate Devane Award for Excellence in Care, given in memory of their much-loved Deputy Manager who passed away in 2016 after a year-long battle with leukaemia.

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