Our rehabilitation programmes are designed around the specific needs of each individual. We assess each person’s needs, strengths and potential so we can work with you and those around you to agree a realistic and achievable plan of action.
Our residential rehabilitation services are not designed to be homes for life – rather stepping stones towards independence and being able to participate safely and meaningfully in the community.
To provide the best support and recovery plans, we use person-centred approaches that reﬂect both what is important to you and what will deliver the most positive outcomes.
Our goal is to help you regain as many skills as possible, through our rehabilitation pathway.
Residential rehabilitation support
If you need more intensive, round-the-clock support, we have 17 residential rehabilitation services across the UK.
They are safe and homely environments that encourage functional rehabilitation. They have en-suite bedrooms and communal areas, such as spacious lounges and gardens, training kitchens, fully equipped therapy rooms and gyms.
Our focus is on helping you improve your functional independence and work towards returning home or to a less dependent setting.
- Our residential support provides structured environments with regular programmes of sessional rehabilitation provided by our specialist neuro-therapy teams and implemented daily via dedicated Therapy Co-ordinators.
- Our specialist Behaviour Therapists provide support to monitor and manage behaviour including verbal, physical and sexual disinhibition.
- We support you to get out and about in the local area and visit family and friends.
- We hold 12-weekly reviews to monitor your progress, set and continuously review goals for the future.
The majority of our residential services also have a number of fully equipped transitional living flats.
With their own open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, bedroom and wet room, these flats provide a more independent setting. They allow you to safely move on to the next step in the rehabilitation pathway, which includes:
- An initial 12-week assessment period to assess the possibility of moving into supported living or back into the community.
- The creation of goals to reflect the level of support you need to live as independently as possible.
- Regular reviews and package adjustments to ensure successful outcomes for you.
- The opportunity to trial independent living within a safe environment.
- Sessional rehabilitation through our specialist neuro-therapy team, implemented daily via dedicated Therapy Co-ordinators.
We have some supported living apartments linked to residential services. They are designed to give you all the benefits of independent living with the security of having our specialist support close by.
- You will be able to ‘buy in’ the exact amount of support you need. Our core and flexi models of support promote independence and provide value for money. We can also help you understand and access Personal (Health) Budgets as required.
- Some apartments have their own tablets by the door that allow you to call other apartments and see who is at the door, giving increased privacy.
- The tablets can also be used to link into other optional assistive technologies if you choose.
- Our specialist neuro-therapy team will provide sessional rehabilitation, implemented daily via our dedicated Therapy Co-ordinators.
- We’ll work with you to review your progress on a regular basis and support you to set goals.
- We’ll support you to plan and return home or to a less dependent setting depending on your needs.
- Working in partnership, we can help you source bespoke housing to facilitate moving on.
Continued support in the community
Once you are ready to step down from residential or supported living services, you can continue to access our community support services, either in your own home, with family or at our day centres.
We work closely with you and the people in your lives to help you live as independently as possible and continue to make your own choices.
Our support workers can help you in a wide range of activities, ranging from looking after your home or taking part in leisure activities to personal care.
As well as physical activities, we can also provide emotional support to give you the confidence to try new experiences. These may be accessing a college course, returning to work or going on holiday.
We can also provide step up services as required through respite or emergency cover in order to mitigate the risk of more intensive support.
Clinical, nurse-led support at home
We can also support you if you have on-going clinical care requirements even after you have returned home.
We understand that life after a brain injury can be challenging and the support each person may need once returning home will vary in nature and complexity. Our highly skilled team of registered paediatric and adult nurses and healthcare assistants work towards enabling each person to reach their full potential and an improved quality of life.
As a clinically-led team, we are able to provide support for any additional complex needs a person may have, including but not limited to:
- Tracheostomy care
- Ventilation needs
- Seizure management
- Bowel & bladder management
- Enteral feeding
- Postural management