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Fen House, Ely




Location and Contact details


Fen House
143 Lynn Road
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6 1SD

Telephone: 01353 667340

Email: fh@birt.co.uk

http://www.birt.co.uk

Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Residential

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Entry last updated

Mar 5, 2013

Further Details

Fen House is a new residential centre in Ely for people with acquired brain injury run by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). The unit, which opened in 2005, is designed to meet the needs of people with acquired brain injury from across the whole of the East Anglia region.

Rehabilitation
We provide services both for service users requiring intensive post-acute rehabilitation who are expected to re-integrate into the community within six months, and also for more seriously injured service users who require longer-term rehabilitation.

Services are tailored to meet individual needs. Our philosophy is that all people with a brain injury have the potential to progress, no matter how severe their injury or how long ago it ocurred.

We aim to promote the independence and self-esteem of our service users within the framework of the neurobehavioural model. Individual rehabilitation programmes focus on structured learning programmes, personal and domestic activities of daily living, use of leisure time, community access skills, behavioural management techniques, social skills training and vocational training and support.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Art Therapy yes no yes yes
Clinical psychology yes no yes yes
Counselling yes no yes yes
Family Support yes no yes yes
Music Therapy yes no yes yes
Neuropsychology yes no yes yes
Occupational Therapy yes no yes yes
Physiotherapy yes no yes yes
Psychology yes no yes yes
Training (for clients/patients) yes no yes yes
Transitional rehabilitation yes no yes yes
Vocational Support yes no yes 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:

CQC Registered
CARF Accredited

Referrals can be made by

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

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - individually commissioned
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services noyesno
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services yesnono

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

Minimum 6 weeks, then as long as is needed.

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

A BRAIN INJURY REHAB UNIT

[Code 60]
Patient description
Medically stable, but low awareness or response persists beyond eg 3 weeks after sedation withdrawn, ICP corrected and medically stable. Able to benefit from medical and physical therapy to prevent complications and support recovery.

Sites
Community hospital or specialist inpatient

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment/active rehabilitation phase which needs to be distinguished from long term care, although planning care increasingly important aim after some (eg 6) months. Patients may go to active participation unit if they improve sufficiently.

SUPPORTED HOUSING OR RESIDENTIAL CARE

[Code 75]
Patient description
Medically stable, requiring supportive environment/accommodation, 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
Residential Care/Supported Housing

Description of rehabilitation input
Retraining and enablement in day-to-day domestic and community-based tasks in a non-hospital, home-like environment, 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. Help for family/carers in supporting the person in these roles, and with identifying statutory support available.

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.

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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