There are two main types of brain injury: traumatic and acquired brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from damage to the brain caused by an external force, such as traffic accidents, acts of violence, falls, injuries and blows to the head. Acquired brain injury (ABI) results from damage to the brain caused by strokes, tumours, drug or alcohol abuse, neurodegenerative diseases, near drowning or poisoning. Some brain injury can cause significant lifelong consequences including a range of physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms. After sustaining a brain injury people may find that things they once considered comfortable and familiar become difficult and alien.
We provide comprehensive supported living and rehabilitation services for people with both traumatic and acquired brain injuries. Through supported living, we motivate and encourage people to maintain their independence and reacquire practical skills such as cleaning, washing and cooking. We tailor support to individuals’ needs and encourage and motivate people to increase their independence through therapeutic, leisure and social activities. It’s important that the people who stay with us have a real input into their care programme. We develop specific goals in conjunction with each person, which are regularly evaluated to ensure they benefit as much as possible from the rehabilitation process.