We provide specialist care and support to adults with an acquired brain injury in one of our 22 transitional and step down centres across the UK. Many of these also have semi-independent flats or bungalows. Here you can build your daily living skills and confidence with plenty of staff support, before moving back to your family home or into a new property. More long term placements are also possible if required.
These purpose-built facilities, many of which are assessed and approved by Headway – the brain injury charity, are fully equipped with the latest technology and a fully trained team of staff to help rehabilitate and empower the people we support through these traumatic times.
We passionately believe that following the initial stages of medical treatment and rehabilitation following an acquired brain injury, individuals have the ability to progress further and re-learn the skills of daily living. Consequently, we provide alternatives to traditional residential care models. Our goal is to provide a person-centred rehabilitation package for each individual designed around his or her specific needs and goals.
Our centres are not designed to be homes for life – rather stepping stones towards independence and being able to participate safely and meaningfully in their community. To achieve this, we make full use of regular, daily life and community opportunities through community-based rehabilitation with a focus on social integration.
We are committed to providing person-centred, high quality care and support – demonstrated by our sector-leading 93% Good or better, including three Outstanding CQC ratings.
To provide the best support and recovery plans, we use person-centred approaches that reflect both what is important to and for the people we support. Our highly trained, specialist ABI teams work with a range of session based therapists, depending on your needs, this can include:
- Neurological Physiotherapists
- Neurological Occupational Therapists
- Neurological Speech and Language Therapists
- Behavioural Therapists
- Creative Therapy such as Art, Drama & Music Therapy
In addition to their cognitive impairment, many of the people we support with acquired brain injuries have further personal or complex needs. Examples include enduring mental health diagnoses, epilepsy, diabetes, parenting responsibilities and substance misuse. Part of our rehabilitation technique includes developing and sustaining ability to manage these additional needs.