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Acquired Brain Injury Service




Location and Contact details


Disability Resource Centre
Poynter's Road
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU5 4TP

Telephone: 01582 709037

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Aug 23, 2012

Further Details

The Acquired Brain Injury Service is a county wide service offering timely, person centred rehabilitation from the onset of injury onwards through the recovery pathway. The service is offered to individuals whose needs are compex and cannot be met by local services.
This is achieved through assessment and identification of clinical need. Service is delivered at two levels:
- Case management, linking in with commissioning functions. Placement with a wide range of providers is facilitated and managed by the team on behalf of NHS Bedfordshire
- Community rehabilitation. Where possible episodes of rehabilitation closer to home are provided including multi-disciplinary interventions and co-ordination with other support services

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes no no yes
Case Management yes no no yes
Clinical psychology yes no no yes
Community support yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Support Workers yes no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:



Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services noyesno
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services noyesno

Typical duration that a service is offered

Dependent on clinical need. Episodes of rehabiliation can be extended across the recovery pathway as individual needs change.


This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here

REHAB AT HOME

[Code 70]
Patient description
Medically stable, able to actively participate with and benefit from therapy. Will include spectrum of initial severity of injury with a small minority derived from Code 05 category

Sites
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary co-ordinated management therapy aimed at community re-integration/inclusion by enhancing independence, wellbeing, & assist return to work/education. In collaboration with Social Services, neuropsychiatry, voluntary and statutory services. Includes treatment of patients in their own homes, or with live-in carers.

COGNITIVE THERAPY

[Code 80]
Patient description
Medically stable, independently mobile, primarily cognitive impairments likely to benefit from intensive neuropsychological therapy

Sites
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary, holistic and intensive assessment and therapy programme – addressing individual cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs, with the aim of a return to work, studies or independent community life.

HELP GETTING BACK TO WORK

[Code 90]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Sites
Domiciliary, community-based or residential

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary programme addressing all aspects of occupational activity, including, specialist assessment, work preparation, job search, job coaching and workplace support, and employer/college education and support.

CONTINUING REHAB WHEN YOU NEED IT

[Code 100]
Patient description
Medically stable, but permanent disability

Sites
Domiciliary, residential or nursing home, respite unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Life long prevention of avoidable complications involving residual physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems, on a domiciliary, outpatient or respite basis.

SUPPORT AT HOME

[Code 115]
Patient description
Medically stable. Able to live in the community alone or with others.

Sites
Client's home/the community

Description of rehabilitation input
Enablement, support and care to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, sorting out benefits, day supervision & respite care. Specific attention paid to Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment and structuring activity towards achieving goals. Includes support that may be purchased with a personal budget.

SOMETHING TO DO

[Code 120]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Organised activity in the community offering opportunities to to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, Specific attention paid to: Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment Structured daytime activity within the individual's competency framework. Includes Day activities, Day Centres, clubs and activity that may be purchased with a personal budget.

EQUIPMENT

[Code 135]
Patient description
Blank

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Providing practical/ technological solutions to challenges and limitations imposed by cognitive, behavioural and physical disability.

CASE MANAGEMENT

[Code 140]
Patient description
Carer support from initial injury, patient support when able to communicate

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment, guidance, management of care and support and rehabilitation needs; involving close liaison/working with the family.

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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