Text Box: Brain injury Rehabilitation hospitals and services around England and Wales
Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Website: www.helpwithtalking.com Can supply details of therapists by region or specific condition.
ARCOS - the Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills
Tel: 0845 122 8697  Website: www.arcos.org.uk ARCOS is a national charity. We work with children and adults who have communication and eating (swallowing) difficulties, their families, carers and others involved. ARCOS provides information, advice, practical help, specialist therapy training and other services not readily available elsewhere.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Tel: 020 7793 5900  Fax: 020 7793 5939  Helpline: 0808 808 1000  Website: www.brainandspine.org.uk
Research, education and information. Booklets on a wide range of neurological conditions and symptoms and an online discussion forum. Helpline is staffed by neuroscience nurses.
Brain Injury Wales 
Tel: 01656 773658  Website: www.braininjurywales.com 
Brain Injury Wales is a professional service offering independent brain injury case management.

Brain and Spinal Injury Charity (BASIC)
The Neurocare centre, 554 Eccles New Road, Salford, Manchester, M5 5AP, Tel: 0161 707 6441, Website: www.basiccharity.org.uk , Fax: 0161 206 4558 , Email: Enquries@basiccharity.org.uk
BASIC provides a specialist resource at the Neurocare Centre for people and their families in crisis following a traumatic brain injury or neurological diagnosis.
Brain Tree Training
PO Box 79, Leatherhead, KT23 4YT, Tel: 01276 472 369, Website: www.braintreetraining.co.uk, Email: enquiries@braintreetraining.co.uk
Produce home-based cognitive rehabilitation courses for those with acquired neurological injuries.

Brainwave Centre ltd (Brainwave Centre for rehabilitation and development)
Marsh lane, Huntworth gate,  Bridgewater, Somerset, TA6 6LQ, Tel: 01278 429089, Email: brainwavetherapy@hotmail.com. Fax: 01278 429622, Website: www.brainwave.org.uk
Design home-based programmes of rehabilitation for children involving both physical and cognitive techniques.

British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
PO Box 1919, Sheffield, S7 2DW, Tel: 01604 879171, Website: www.babicm.org, E-mail: secretary@babicm.org
BABICM is a professional association that was established in 1996 to promote the development of case management in the field of acquired brain injury.

British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC)
Tel: 01278 684060  Website: www.bibic.org.uk
BIBIC is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic and acquired brain injury and specific learning difficulties such as attention deficits hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM)
Website: www.bsrm.co.uk  Email: admin@bsrm.co.uk
The Society encourages doctors in all clinical specialties to be involved in education and research into the management of disability. Membership of the BSRM is open to all registered medical practitioners interested and concerned with its objectives.

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
Child Brain Injury Trust Unit 1, The Great Barn Baynards Green Farm Nr Bicester, Oxfordshire OX27 7SG Tel: 01869 341 075  Email: info@cbituk.org  Website: www.cbituk.org  Helpline: 0845 601 4939  Email: helpline@cbituk.org
The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) supports children, young people and families affected by an acquired brain injury, to enable them to achieve their potential.

Carers UK
Website: www.carersuk.org  Carers UK is a membership organisation of carers, led by carers for carers.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
14 Bedford Row  London WC1 4ED  Tel: 020 7306 6666  Website: www.csp.org.uk
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 45,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation
32 Twydall Lane Gillingham  Kent  ME8 6HX Tel: 01634 838 739  Website: www.thecbf.org.uk  Email: info@thecbf.org.uk
Provide an info service, fact sheets, support network to improve the lives and conditions of people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, their immediate family and carers.

Care Choices ltd
Valley Court  Croyden  Herts  SG8 0HF Tel: 0800 389 2077  Website: www.carechoices.co.uk
Care Choices Ltd offers a free residential/care home search service. The company has a database of care homes, nursing homes, elderly accommodation and similar establishments throughout the UK.

Contact a Family 
Contact a Family 209-211 City Road  London  EC1V 1JN Tel: 020 7608 8700  Web: www.cafamily.org.uk  Fax: 020 7608 8701  Helpline:  0808 808 3555 (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri)  Textphone: 0808 808 3556
Contact a Family is the only UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their health condition. We also enable parents to get in contact with other families, both on a local and national basis. Each year we reach at least 250,000 families.

Commission for Social Care Inspection
Website: www.csci.org.uk 
Looking for a care home? Get free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and care services to help you make an informed choice.

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
380-384 Harrow Road London W9 2HU  Tel: 020 7289 6111  Website: www.dlf.org.uk  Helpline: 0845 130 9177  Email: info@dlf.org.uk Text phone: 020 7432 8009
DLF are the leading source of information on disability equipment. 
Disability Alliance Education and Research Association
Universal house  88-89 Wentworth Street  London  E1 7SA Tel: 020 7247 8776  Website: www.disabilityalliance.org  Fax: 020 7802 8250
Aims to break the link between poverty and disability.
Expert Witness Directory
Helpline: 020 7393 7780  Website: www.legalhub.co.uk 
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Helpline (England): 0845 604 6610  Helpline (Wales): 0845 604 5510  Helpline (Scotland): 0845 604 8810  Website:  www.equalityhumanrights.com
The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations.


Independent Living Fund
Independent Living Funds  PO Box 7525 Nottingham NG2 4ZT Tel: 0845 601 8815  Website: www.ilf.org.uk  Fax: 0115 945 0945  Email: client.service@ilf.org.uk 
The funds were set up as a national resource dedicated to the financial support of disabled people enabling them to choose to live in the community rather than residential care.
Momentum Scotland 
Tel: 0141 221 2333  Website: www.momentumscotland.org
Support people to remain active citizens in their communities through the provision of mainstream employment and personal support services for a wide range of clients in the following areas: brain injury, mental health, employment and training, job retention, pan-disability, care and supported living and community rehabilitation.

Neurological Alliance
The Neurological Alliance Stroke House 240 City Road, London EC1V 2PR Tel: 020 7566 1540  Website: www.neural.org.uk  Email: admin@neural.org.uk
The Neurological Alliance is a wide range of neurological charities which have come together to make life better for people in the UK with a neurological condition. Our aims are to raise awareness of neurological conditions and their impact; inform and influence policy makers about the needs of people with neurological conditions; secure the highest standards of service and improved care for people with neurological conditions; promote research and the dissemination of information about neurological conditions.

NHS Direct / NHS 24 / NHS Direct Wales
Tel: 0845 46 47 (NHS Direct England & Wales)  Tel: 08454 242424 (NHS 24 Scotland)  Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk (England)  Website: www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk (Wales)  Website: www.nhs24.com (Scotland) Medical advice from qualified nurses.

Office of the Public Guardian
Tel: 0845 330 2900  Website: www.publicguardian.gov.uk
The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future, within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Email: info@carers.org  Website: www.carers.org  Tel: (020) 7480 7788 (advice line)  Fax: (020) 7481 4729
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK.

Rehab UK
Borough Buildings 58-72 John Bright Street  Birmingham  United Kingdom  B1 1BN Tel: 0121 616 3900  Website: www.rehabuk.org
Rehab UK provides assessment, training and development programmes that enable people with disabilities to break into the workforce. Operates a number of brain injury vocational centres and training programmes for people with mental health problems. Aims to support marriage and family life. Relate has a range of literature and can refer to local branches for individual counselling services.
Rehab UK's BICs can be contacted at: 
Birmingham Brain Injury Centre
Borough Buildings, 58-72 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN Tel 0121 616 3900 Fax 0121 616 3909
London Brain Injury Centre
21 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY Tel 0207 378 0505 Fax 0207 403 4219
Tyne and Wear Brain Injury Centre
Melbourne House, Melbourne Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 2JQ Tel 0191 232 0234 Fax 0191 230 4307 
Herbert Gray College
Little Church Street  Rugby Warwickshire CV21 3AP Helpline: 0300 100 1234  Website: www.relate.org.uk  Fax: 01788 535007

Relatives and Residents Association
Tel: 020 7359 8136  Website: www.relres.org Provides information and support about care homes.

Royal Association for Disability And Rehabilitation (RADAR)
12 City forum 250 City Road London EC1V 8AF Tel: 020 7250 3222  Website: www.radar.org.uk  Fax: 020 7250 0212  Email: radar@radar.org.uk  Minicom: 0207 250 4119

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Helpline: 0303 123 9999  Website: www.rnib.org.uk Supporting people with sight problems

6 Market Road London N7 9PW Tel: 020 7619 7100  Website: www.scope.org.uk  Email: response@scope.org.uk  Helpline: 0808 800 3333 
Supporting people with Cerebral Palsy

1 Royal Street  London SE1 7LL Tel: 020 7261 9572  Website: www.speakability.org.uk  Fax: 020 7928 9542  Helpline: 0808 808 9572

Assists those with speech difficulties.

Website: www.trust-ed.org
Provide educational services for young people with acquired brain injuries

United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
Tel: 01986 784452 Website: www.ukabif.org.uk
Aims to promote understanding of all aspects of Acquired Brain Injury and to provide expert input to policy makers, service providers and general public.

Tel: 0845 345 1972  Website: www.vitalise.org.uk  Email: info@vitalise.org.uk 
Vitalise provides respite care and short breaks for disabled people and carers.

The Wellington, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Central London.   

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
60 Queen Street Normanton, Wakefield  WF6 2BU  Tel: 01924 896 100 (admin centre)  Fax: 01924 899 264  Website: www.birt.co.uk  E-mail: director@birt.co.uk
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is a leading European provider of specialist brain injury rehabilitation, helping people regain lost skills, recover social independence and rebuild their lives following acquired brain injury. Twelve residential rehabilitation units, located throughout England, offer clinically led assessment and rehabilitation services excellent facilities, many of them modern and purpose built. Community based support, including twenty supported houses and home support packages, is also available. BIRT is a division of The Disabilities Trust and the means by which it provides its brain injury services

Huntercombe Group :  
The centres for Acquired Brain Injury & Neurodisabilities are:
Abbeymoor Neurodisability Centre
Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre and Neurodisability Service
Campsie House Neurodisability Centre
Central Scotland Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre
Elswick Hall Neurodisability Suite
Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre
Gilmerton Neurodisability Suite
Hothfield Manor Acquired Brain Injury Centre
Linlathen Neurodisability Centre
Meadowbrook Neurodisability Suite
Nottingham Neurodisability Service Hucknall
Nottingham Neurodisability Service - Aspley
Peter Gidney Neurodisability Centre
South Quay Spinal Injury and Neurodisability Suite
Stanhope Neurodisability Centre
Stanton Lodge Neurodisability Suite
The Huntercombe Hospital - Roehampton
The Huntercombe Hospital - Stafford
The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (OZC) is part of Cambridgeshire Community Services. We provide high quality rehabilitation for the individual cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of people with acquired brain injury. The Centre offers a unique (to the UK) holistic and intensive assessment and therapy programme.
The Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (CBIR) situated within the Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee provides in-patient rehabilitation for patients between the ages of 16-65 who will benefit from a wide range of rehabilitation following an injury to the brain. This includes strokes, falls, road traffic accidents, brain haemorrhages or following an operation to the brain. We are an area wide service and admit people from across Tayside.
Thames Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, 
0208 692 4007  80-82 Blackheath Hill,  LONDON, SE10 8AD 
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation encourages and enables adults with disabilities to increase independence and improve life skills. The Foundation’s aim is to ensure that all adults in the United Kingdom with disabilities can access the training and support required to achieve their goals.
The Foundation is based in southeast England and provides specialist centres focusing on brain injury rehabilitation, vocational training for mainstream employment, the coaching of life skills, mobility assessment and tuition.
Founded over seventy years ago, the Foundation continues to be in the forefront of disability provision.
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People is a registered charity No 251051. A company limited by guarantee, registered in London No 892013 at Leatherhead Court, Woodlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BN.

Leonard Cheshire Disability UK Services 
We are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people. Supporting around 21,000 people in the UK, we offer a wide and growing spectrum of services, from advice on how to access direct payments to providing rehabilitation to those with acquired brain injuries. 
Please browse through the menu options beside this page to find out more about the range of services we provide. 
Our expertise spans across a broad range of client groups including: 
people with physical and sensory impairments  people with learning disabilities  young people looking to take their next steps towards a more independent lifestyle  children  older people  people with an acquired brain injury 
Telephone: 020 3242 0307 
Email: info@LCDisability.org

St Andrews healthcare, Kelmsley Unit, Northampton,  Birmingham
A Charity Leading in Innovation in Mental Health. St Andrew's is the UK's largest not-for-profit mental health care charity. We offer specialist services for men, women, adolescents and older people across:  Mental Health Care Learning Disability  Acquired Brain Injury  Progressive and Neurodegenerative Conditions  Brain Injury Services for Men 
Locked Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation –  2 wards (One with 12 beds and One with 13 beds)  
Locked Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation (with challenging behaviour)– 16 beds 
Slow Stream Rehabilitation– 14 beds 
Brain Injury Services for Women
Locked Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation– 14 beds 
Mixed Gender Services - Community-based Rehabilitation
32a Berkeley Close – 24 beds  

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Frenchman, Bristol
Beck spool Road, Frenchman, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1JE  

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak, Broadway, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 OAD 
Telephone No: 020 8732 6700 Fax No: 020 8732 6701  BIRU is a 15 bed inpatient unit, providing a specialist service for people over 16 years old who have an acquired brain injury and who primarily experience difficulties with cognition and / or behaviour. A multi-disciplinary assessment is undertaken prior to admission. Admission is subject to bed availability and the individual being medically stable. BIRU is not a long stay facility. Length of stay is up to 18 weeks consisting of an in-depth assessment followed, if agreed by all parties, by a period of rehabilitation based on goals set with the individual and their family or carers.
Limited outpatient facilities are available after assessment dependent upon need. 
Service Manager: Lesley Hopkins Telephone Number: 020 8732 6700 Fax Number: 020 8732 6701 
Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist: Dr E. Postman  PA: Adeline Callas Telephone Number: 020 8732 6700 Fax Number: 020 8732 6701

Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit
The Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit (FCRU) provides specialised neuro-rehabilitation services for people following a neurological event, eg, brain injury, disease or trauma. 
What we do FRCU is a 15-bed, medium-stay unit. Our intensive, goal-orientated programmes are designed to help patients aged 16 and above return to the community from acute care. Our multi-disciplinary teams bring expertise from:
Medicine nursing physiotherapy occupational therapy speech and language therapy, and  clinical psychology. 
 We work mainly with King's patients from Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich. But we also help patients at Guy's, St Thomas', Lewisham and Sidcup hospitals.  
 Sometimes we take patients from other parts of the region. This usually happens when there are no rehabilitation services locally and we can get funding to treat the patient.  
 Location Ground floor, Mapother House on De Crespigny Park, off Denmark Hill. 
 Breaking news: we will be moving to a new and vastly improved facility at the Lewisham University Hospital site in June.  We will remain an entirely King's College Hospital service, and the referral process will remain unchanged. 
 See how to get to King's for information on transport to the hospital and finding your way around King's to see a map of the hospital campus.  Clinics will continue for outpatients at the Denmark Hill site.
Contact details
Unit Administrator: 020 3299 5325 
Key clinical staff

Homerton Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU)
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR. 

The Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU) specialises in early inpatient rehabilitation for young adult patients after single incident neurological events other than spinal injury.
We see younger patients after single incident neurological events other than complete spinal injury. The majority of our patients have suffered head injuries, strokes, subarachnoid haemorrhages or other forms of diffuse brain damage resulting, for example, from certain infections or cardiorespiratory arrest. Patients who are permanently vegetative or minimally aware are not usually admitted and patients with tracheotomies are only admitted under exceptional circumstances.
Services offered 
rehabilitation nursing physiotherapy speech and language therapy occupational therapy neuropsychology social work medical services.
About the unit 
The unit is purpose built and has 24 beds. It has been designed to ensure that all facilities benefit from spacious, modern accommodation. The unit is integrated with the acute medical and surgical services of the hospital, so that patients can begin their rehabilitation early after acute illness. At the same time it provides an ideal therapeutic environment for retraining in all activities of daily living.
The comprehensive facilities include high, medium and low dependency ward areas, individual rooms, a transitional flatlet, ADL kitchen and laundry, communication group room, a family room, a therapeutic workshop, computer training facilities, individual physical therapy areas, a seminar room, research rooms, a physiotherapy gymnasium and a self-contained therapy garden.
Via a collaborative multi-disciplinary team approach we strive to offer excellence in rehabilitation.
How to contact us 
For referral or general information contact the unit administrator on 020 8510 7970, fax 020 8510 7318. To contact the ward tel: 020 8510 7969. 
Key staff 
Dr Richard Greenwood
Consultant neurologist with a special interest in general neurology, stroke, epilepsy and rehabilitation of brain injury (via RNRU). He is the lead consultant for the Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU).  tel: 020 8510 7651 (neurology secretary) or 020 8510 7970 (RNRU administrator) fax: 020 8510 5733
email: richard.greenwood@homerton.nhs.uk
Dr Clarence Liu
Consultant neurologist with a special interest in brain injury and neurological rehabilitation. tel: 020 8510 7651 fax: 020 8510 5733
email: clarence.liu@homerton.nhs.uk

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