The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is the UK's leading charity in brain injury rehabilitation. We offer specialist assessment and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities resulting from brain injury. This includes traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury (ABI).
We provide the best quality neurobehavioural rehabilitation for adults with complex and challenging needs after brain injury. Ultimately, we want to enable our service users to participate in life as fully as possible and to enjoy as much independence as they can.
Founded in 1991, BIRT provides specialist assessment and rehabilitation at 15 centres across England, Scotland and Wales. The multi-disciplinary teams in our rehabilitation centres support people with a brain injury to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community.
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is a division of The Disabilities Trust, a leading charity which provides services to people with physical disability, learning disability, autism and brain injury. Each year we support over 500 people at services across the UK. We employ over 1,000 clinical and support staff, including psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists and rehabilitation support workers. BIRT’s rehabilitation is based on the neurobehavioural approach, which gives each individual the best possible chance of recovery following an acquired brain injury, while respecting individual choice and self-determination.
BIRT's clinical expertise, outstanding facilities and dedication to care mean service users are able to develop a recovery plan that suits their exact needs. We believe that it is never too late to benefit from rehabilitation. BIRT staff work to ensure that people using their services are supported to regain maximum independence.
We have a 'Brain Injury Library', which is a central resource point for people affected by a brain injury; whether it's you, or maybe somebody you know with a brain injury. If you are a health and social care professional supporting others, or if you are simply looking to learn more about brain injury, you will find relevant resources here..
Here you can find links for useful information related to brain injury, provided by experts from across the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and The Disabilities Trust.
We accept referrals from a wide range of agencies and commissioning care foundations, including health, social services, medico-legal professionals and other service providers.
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