Acquired Brain Injury
We provide care and support services to individuals with an acquired brain injury. We can offer 24 hour supported accommodation and semi-independent schemes, right through to outreach support in an individuals own flat. We have been awarded Approved Brain Injury Provider Accreditation with Headway, the leading Brain Injury National Association. Our 24hr supported housing accommodation, is the only supported living scheme in the UK, that has gained this award.
We offer an intensive and individualised brain injury rehabilitation programme, which helps each individual to maximise their potential through the redevelopment of impaired skills and abilities. Where necessary, specialist neurological therapies are also provided as part of the care package. Our customers can access neurophysiotherapy, neurological occupational therapy, psychotherapy, exercise therapy and complimentary therapy.
All our services are focused on the Person Centred Approach. This means we aim to establish that the most holistic and appropriate range of care and support is provided. Hence each individual’s care and support plan helps them to identify their goals which encompass their social, psychological, spiritual, physical, cultural, educational and dietary needs. Throughout their placement, they are empowered at all times to identify the areas to work on and what they want to achieve from the care and support provided. We strive to improve an individuals quality of life and to help them realise any areas where independence can be gained.
There is an expectation that all customers will work towards maximising their social, domestic and interpersonal skills. We understand that this takes repeated effort, time, patience, care and kindness. The intention is to move service users on into a less supportive environment if and when they become fully equipped and able to manage. Many have moved on from 24 hour support into semi-independent accommodation or their own flat. Our staff are dedicated to working in this way and we have successfully helped individuals to drastically improve their quality of life. Hence we repeatedly receive high levels of customer satisfaction from feedback in surveys and placement reviews.
One of our customers has been in training for the Paralymics in Brazil in 2016. Another was assisted to build back their relationships with child and ex-partner, after his brain injury caused extremes in behaviour, including verbal and physical aggression. The work we patiently undertook with him, helped him to come to terms with his disability. He was also aided in channelling his angry determination into determination to improve his mobility and life skills. In addition he received ongoing counselling and support around anger management. These input and a range of other neurological interventions helped him to dramatically improve his quality of life and feelings of well-being, hence he now enjoys improved relationships with those whom he comes into contact with. His care co-ordinator, once described the dramatic improvements as, ” a real success story”.
We understand that many of our clients had a very active life before, moving in with us. Therefore we understand it can be very difficult adjusting and now relying on staff for support. In view of this we strive to ensure where possible, individuals are able to continue with activities and relationships which they previously had. We have seen how this approach has helped many to progress more quickly through our programme.