Rehabilitation describes the methods used to enhance and build on a person’s natural recovery following an acquired brain injury. Different brain injuries can cause different degrees of physical impairment. Thanks to ‘brain plasticity,’ the brain is able to build new pathways to help us move again, so it is important to learn about how rehabilitation might help you recover best.
General information about rehabilitation
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust has a library of information which includes this page about rehabilitation http://www.thedtgroup.org/brain-injury/information-for-service-users-and-families/about-rehabilitation/
Headway Approved Providers www.headway.org.uk/approved-care-providers.aspx
UKABIF Directory of Rehabilitation Services www.ukabif.org.uk/member-directory/
Rehabilitation for Children:
The Children’s Trust, Tadworth Surrey – residential and community-based rehabilitation services for children and young people with a brain injury’
Chailey Heritage Clinical Services (CHCS), Sussex www.chf.org.uk/foundation-what-we-do.html
QEF neurorehabilitation services, Surrey
Commissioning Guidance for Rehabilitation
This is a link to guidance produced by NHS England in 2016. It is intended for use by clinical commissioning groups to support them in commissioning rehabilitation services for their local population. It may also be of use to others with an interest in rehabilitation. The document outlines:– What rehabilitation is, i.e. scope, breadth and depth. The components of good quality rehabilitation. How to know whether the services that are being commissioned are of good quality. How to compare rehabilitation services locally, regionally and nationally. The guidance also provides access to a great many resources within its reference list, hyperlinks and comprehensive appendices.