Welcome to Thomas Edward Mitton House
Located in Milton Keynes, Thomas Edward Mitton (TEM) House is a specialist residential centre that provides continuing rehabilitation and specialist care and support for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).
Thomas Edward Mitton House works with people who have to cope with a range of cognitive, physical and/or emotional symptoms following a severe brain injury. Rehabilitation is based on a neurobehavioural approach and focuses on enabling service users to function more independently and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible, while developing their lives with privacy, dignity and respect.
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About Thomas Edward Mitton House
Who we support and how
Our 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
Some service users have other conditions, for example a history of mental health issues, substance misuse (drugs, alcohol), epilepsy, or diabetes. These are addressed in assessment and rehabilitation, with support from external agencies where appropriate.
In 2017, Thomas Edward Mitton House admitted 32 individuals following an acquired brain injury (ABI).
- 63% were male.
- 59% had a stroke, 25% had sustained a traumatic brain injury and 16% had other forms of ABI.
- The average time since injury was 1 month.
Thomas Edward Mitton House discharged 28 people. The average length of stay was 3 months. On discharge:
- 78% needed only part time or no supervision.
- 89% moved on to supported or independent living.
Discover more about how our service users progressed between admission and discharge at our services across the country in our Outcomes report 2017.
Set in attractive landscaped gardens, Thomas Edward Mitton House offers comfortable en suite accommodation for 16 service users, with spacious and well-appointed communal areas for dining and relaxation.
Rehabilitation takes place in a modern, tranquil and superbly equipped environment, with a special emphasis on assistive technology. Service users enjoy access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities including cooking and computer skills and a dedicated games room.
Its close proximity to shops and leisure facilities and easy access to the centre of Milton Keynes make Thomas Edward Mitton House ideally situated for social integration and also offers opportunities for education and work placements where appropriate.
In addition to the main 16-bed residential centre there are two nearby transitional living units where service users can continue their rehabilitation in a community environment.
We also offer three community houses in the nearby area. These are permanent homes where residents who have reached their optimum level of independence are able to live with staff support whilst maintaining their independence.